10 Best Vacation Rentals In Reykjavík, Iceland - Updated 2024

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Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city, is a stunning destination with a unique blend of natural wonders and urban attractions. Its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture are world-famous. From the city center’s colorful houses to the world-famous Aurora Borealis, Reykjavik is certainly a feast for the senses. Explore different wonders such as Sun Voyager and Hallgrímskirkja church, or relax in one of the many geothermal swimming pools the city is famous for.

Relish the beauty of Reykjavík’s natural wonders and vibrant culture and check out this list of the best vacation rentals in Reykjavík, Iceland, to fulfill your dream Icelandic getaway.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Charming apartment in Laugardalur (from USD 146)

Experience the perfect getaway away from the hustle and bustle in this charming rental in the tranquil neighborhood next to Laugardalur, just around a seven-minute drive from the downtown area.

This cozy apartment offers a peaceful retreat with a wonderful, monochromatic, minimalist modern style. It displays a well-appointed bedroom with comfortable sheets and a spotless bathroom packed with amenities for your convenience. Moreover, the simple kitchen offers all the necessary equipment to prepare meals, while free Wi-Fi and TV keep you connected and entertained throughout your stay.

With free parking and easy access to public transportation, you’ll have the freedom to explore all the city offers while still enjoying a serene environment.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
3.24 km (2.1 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2. Spacious apartment with well-equipped kitchen (from USD 314)

This artistically decorated accommodation offers excellent access to bus stops, shopping and dining options, and outdoor and indoor pools. It features immaculate rooms with king-size beds, a cozy living space with high-end entertainment amenities, and a well-equipped kitchen ready to whip up meals.

It also has a spotless bathroom and a lovely balcony overlooking peaceful garden views. What’s more, a laundry room and bathroom essentials are provided for convenience.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
87 meters (284.9 ft) from Hallgrimskirkja
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Freshly renovated studio with dedicated parking (from USD 270)

Delight in this freshly renovated studio apartment in downtown Reykjavik, offering close proximity to tourist attractions such as a geothermal heated public pool. Step inside and be captivated by the muted gray living and sleeping spaces showcasing modern furniture and fixtures, complemented by captivating contemporary art pieces. Moreover, it has a fully furnished kitchen, a spotless bathroom, and functional coin-operated laundry.

A fast internet connection, a private entrance, and dedicated parking are included to guests’ advantage.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Iceland
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
Apartment 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
off-street parking are a wonderful Pied-a-terre
This apartment is a large studio with a king size bed good size bathroom and small kitchen
the the bed was sweet
The kitchen is functional with a large refrigerator
but I had room to spread out comfortable furniture
The apartment was beautifully decorated clean and had everything we needed
The studio had everything we needed and was really clean
The space was very clean and had everything we needed for the week
the apartment is very clean and comfortable
The kitchen are and bathroom were tastefully done and met our needs perfectly dishwasher
Plus he was a great host
The host was very quick to answer all of my questions and showed us around once we arrived
the owner was a perfect host warm friendly attentive
Sali was a great host Met us upon arrival and was VERY accommodating on our final day
Sali was a great host
The location is excellent Dozens of great restaurants within a five minute walk
It is near everything-restaurants-shops-roads to get out and explore this beautiful country
Great location walk to everything downtown
We were walking distance to great restaurants shopping grocery stores and bus stop
It was also easy to get in and out for our drives to the Golden Circle Blue Lagoon and Vik Sali
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4. Elegantly furnished apartment with panoramic views (from USD 443)

Located in Vesturbær, this elegantly furnished apartment offers a remarkable retreat on the fifth floor of a newly constructed building.

With an open layout, the living and dining areas are bathed in natural light, complemented by expansive windows that offer panoramic views of the harbor. The space is adorned with plush furniture and stylish dining sets, creating an atmosphere of sophistication.

Additionally, it boasts a well-appointed kitchen and nice bathrooms for added convenience. After a day of thrilling adventures, guests can unwind and find tranquility in the stunningly designed bedrooms, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
1.65 km (1.1 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. Stunning cottage with two levels (from USD 477)

This two-story accommodation will bring you closer to many attractions and restaurants.

With its Scandinavian, open-layout living and dining spaces, sun-drenched bedrooms with ample storage, and two clean and tidy full bathrooms, the rental can easily take in a family. It also has a wooden and enclosed deck where you can relax in the spotless hot tub or dine al fresco in the good-for-four dining set. What’s more, furry companions are welcome to stay. Free public parking is possible on-site.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
87 meters (284.9 ft) from Hallgrimskirkja
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Upgraded apartment accessible to famous attractions

Just within walking distance to The Einar Jónsson Museum, Hallgrimskirkja, and different shopping and dining options, this recently upgraded apartment is one of the exceptional places to stay while in Reykjavík.

Displaying upscale bedrooms and bright and airy living spaces all in monochromatic tones, a family of six can unquestionably have a memorable stay. It introduces a sleek kitchen, a sparkling bathroom with a tub, and a spacious balcony overlooking breathtaking views. And for guests’ ease, a durable baby crib and high chair are provided for kids.

Wireless internet and private parking are included.

Stayed at this property?
RVK, Capital Region, Iceland
242 meters (0.2 ft) from Hallgrimskirkja
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is clean comfortable modern with plenty of amenities
pillows and duvets are super comfy
The only downside was that if you leave the windows open you can hear EVERYTHING that happens on the street below
one decides to take guided tours
Please include in your description that you have a hair dryer May not be important to all but a huge bonus to others
Location is great and property warm and very clean with plenty of towels and kitchen equipment plus beds
Kjartan was a great host and made sure everything was perfect for us
The host was very helpful and always a phone call way to help
So pleasant and easy to work with
Parking was on site and so easy
Clean right near everything Exactly as advertised
and it's a fairly busy walking area
The place is close to bus stop #8 which is super convenient in case
The apartment is in a excellent location you can walk to the Main Street with tons to restaurants and shopping and more importantly you get a fantastic view of the church
It's a 5-10 minute walk straight into the heart of the city
We felt incredibly lucky to have found this place
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7. Cozy '60s villa with pool access (from USD 449)

This family-owned classic villa is a 10-minute walk from the heated outdoor pool complex of Laugardalslaug - a place that offers relaxing hot tubs and other outdoor recreation.

At this cozy ‘60s villa, guests can look forward to an inviting dining space, a fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms, all bathed in natural light and offering stunning views. Additionally, the villa has charming balconies where guests can savor their morning brew. To ensure a hassle-free experience, functional laundry amenities, a durable child’s chair, and free parking for two cars are also provided.

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Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Iceland
3.09 km (2.0 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Beautiful apartment with big dining table (from USD 299)

Just a minute’s walk to Magic Ice Reykjavík - Ice Bar & Gallery and to a plethora of dining and shopping options, a large-scale luxe studio adorned with warm tones of timber awaits. It shows off an oversized dining table, a well-appointed kitchen, and a plush sofa to lounge on. Besides, it offers three sleeping arrangements and a functional service lift for guests’ comfort.

Take advantage of the luggage storage and laundry facilities (including the washing detergent) for free! Street parking and reliable WiFi are also likewise gratis.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Iceland
487 meters (0.4 ft) from Hallgrimskirkja
442 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable the apartment was well equipped with coffee and supplies
the beds were very comfy and the room was nice and spacious
the apartment itself is just like in the photos large and comfortable
beautiful and spacious room with lots of attention to detail
the apartment was clean and had all the amenities and we wished we stayed a bit longer
modern and clean bathroom
place was clean and comfortable
it was also very nicely decorated and clean
friendly clean quiet and perfectly located
the apartment was just as described and everything very clean
wonderful host all around thank you
the bonus of this airbnb are the host
arni and omar we wonderful hosts
host is great with communicating as well
great house and great hosts
perfect location walking distance in downtown area… near everything
great location literally right at the heart of reykjavík
this airbnb was a perfect location
amazing location- on the main street of reykjavik
great location and arni is super helpful and responsive
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9. Meticulously renovated studio in downtown Reykjavik (from USD 82)

Experience the ideal blend of comfort and ease in this meticulously renovated studio in downtown Reykjavik, one of the city’s best spots for viewing the pretty northern lights.

With a gorgeous black-and-white color palette, this Airbnb offers a soothing ambiance enhanced by an efficient cooling system. The main room boasts a versatile center king-size bed that can be split into two separate single beds and a sofa which provides extra sleeping options.

Furthermore, the modern kitchen is fully equipped with essential amenities, ensuring your convenience during your stay. Paid parking is available on the premises.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Iceland
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
483 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
everything was super clean and easily accessible
the place was clean and the bed was comfortable
clean and easy to check in
the place is beautiful clean and super cozy
spotlessly clean excellent amenities
arnar answered all questions quickly and were helpful
thank you arnar for hosting us
cute little spot and a responsive host
great location just a short walk to downtown reykjavik
location was very central and walking distance to the centre of the city and the central reykjavík attractions
great place close to town a good walking distance to anywhere you need in town
easy to walk to most places
great location and walkable to everything i needed
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10. Lovely apartment with picturesque views (from USD 126)

Prepare to be captivated by this exquisitely tidy and radiant loft-style apartment, situated in the same building as a famous supermarket and just a delightful 15-minute stroll away from downtown Reykjavik.

Step inside to discover a sun-drenched, open-concept living and dining area adorned with a nice sofa and a stylish dining table for four. The modern kitchen and sparkling bathroom, featuring an enclosed shower and laundry amenities, further enhance the rental’s allure. As you ascend the stairs, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking sleeping area, offering superb comfort and a picturesque view.

WiFi and parking space are complimentary.

Stayed at this property?
Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
6.61 km (4.2 mi) from Hallgrimskirkja
471 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm welcoming nice bedroom with view over reykjavik and a cozy couch
we absolutely loved iceland and would rent unnur's apartment again
the apartment was fantastic and we had a lovely stay
everything was very clean and organized
very nice and clean apartment
the room is so beautiful and clean
had an amazing time everything was clean and organized
the flat itself is perfectly equipped clean and cozy
unnur is a perfect host
unnur is a great host and was happy to answer any questions i had
unnur was easy to connect with and ask questions of and provided top-rate service as a host
host was super responsive and friendly
friendly host recommended 100%
good location with free parking
excellent place near downtown and restaurants
pretty close to the city centre and easy to find
easy to find just behind iceland and location not too far from a lot of tourist attractions
great value and the location is a short ride to anything in reykjavik
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A unique experience in the city of Reykjavik

Reykjavík is a city that offers a unique experience to every traveler, from bustling nightlife to stunning natural landscapes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable memories - browse this list of the best vacation rentals in Reykjavík, Iceland, today.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Catherine Fajardo is a writer who is also destined to be a lifelong philomath, logophile, and zoophilist.

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