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Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Akureyri, Iceland - Updated 2020

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If the cold does not bother you, then you should consider visiting Akureyri, a town in northern Iceland that it is considered as the country’s second-largest urban area. Because of its vast history and exponential growth throughout the years, the nickname “Capital of North Iceland” has been given to it. This may root from the mild climate it has, making the town ice-free and famous for port and fishing activities. The diversity of culture in this town is something to look out for considering its attraction spots and restaurants like the Greifinn, Bautinn, Kung Fu sushi bar and so many more that offer a variety of local international cuisine. Here are top 11 Airbnb vacation rentals in Akureyri that will definitely set the mood for your adventure and kick-start your mornings after a great night’s rest.

1. Oddeyrargata 5

If there is only one word that can describe this place, it is refreshing! Inside, you will find a number of useful amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, towels, wireless internet, an iron and so much more that is finished off with white, green and wood tones to make it look like the boundary of modern and classical interior design. Since the place can be located in the center of Akureyri, restaurants, clubs, and pubs will entice you to have fun during your stay. Make sure you experience everything you can while in town!

Oddeyrargata 5
Akureyri, Iceland
253 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks exactly like the photos
very nice and spacey bedroom with several sleeping beds
comfortable place only is we didn’t like was the spotty internet
huge apartment lots of space
the kitchen is fully equipped but needs some improvements
very clean with a large kitchen
the apartment is clean tidy and spacious
the house is clean and well stocked
the place was very clean
the apartment is very spacious and was sparkling clean when we arrived
friendly and helpful host
the owner is nice and kind
host recommended a restaurant and it was so good
fantastic location lovely kitchen and such nice little touches and communication from the host
whole flat on the ground floor of owners house spacious good equiped
amazing location in the middle of the city
the location is great too
great location 2 minutes walking from the city center
great location close to city center very spacious
this was a great location very central to the downtown area
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2. Cozy room with private parking

Travelling by yourself or with someone has never been so sweet in this cozy room that boasts a location near shops, restaurants, and other attractions like the pool and hot tub at Glerárlaug that is only 5 minutes away. It is complete with a washer and dryer for laundry as well as bathing essentials like shampoo, towels, and a hair dryer to make you feel refreshed and ready to start an adventure in Akureyri. Although the place has no wireless internet, it will motivate you to reach out and actually connect with the people outside enabling you to experience the cultural involvement you are meant to have during your trip.

Cozy room with private parking, Bakkahlíð 39
Akureyri, Iceland
161 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
i absolutely loved the couch that was in the room as well
overall great stay except for wifi
there is also a sofa and tv if you want to relax a little
the house is amazing and view from our rooms window is so beautiful with mountains and the river
hrafnhildur is very kind and in the room there was all you need to make coffee and tea
everything is clean and as advertised
very clean and private accommodation
everything was immaculately clean and functional
the bathroom was very clean and modern
quiet neighborhood and very clean bathroom
they are very nice hosts
very gentle owners and very good hospitality
great choice really nice hosts
quick responses and helpful tips from hosts
friendly welcome by the host
the location was very good
very nice place located right in town
her place was central to a bunch of attractions
there is also a free bus that stops nearby
hrafnhildur's place was really nice and close to the central area of akureyri
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3. Warm, bright and welcoming room

Best for couples, business travelers, or even both, the private room in this house is bright and cozy and will make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as it can be with its double sized bed. Packed in a quiet neighborhood that takes only a 10-minute walk to get to the city center, the transition from quiet to busy will make you experience how diverse the mood of the city is and how it can affect your mood during your adventures in town. Wireless internet and towels will be at your disposal. The use of the kitchen can be arranged with the host. Books and framed paintings and pictures will keep you company and at the same time will inspire you to do more in town.

Warm, bright and welcoming.
181 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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4. Downtown Akureyri

Aside from having a very comfortable place to stay in for a day or two, the host can be the greatest tour guide you can ever have during your stay in Akureyri. The place offers amenities like laundry and bathing essentials as well as a TV, heating system, and wireless internet to keep you connected with work or with loved ones during your stay. It may be small but it is enough for up to 4 people to make the best out of their rest and since the place can be found in the center of the town, near restaurants, cafes, and clubs, it will keep you busy all day long so that you can enjoy literally all the time you have when you visit Akureyri.

Downtown Akureyri
189 reviews
Private room 3 Beds 4 Guests

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5. Cozy city-center home in Akureyri

Coziest of the cozy, this place is overflowing with its ambiance of warmth both inside and out. The interior of the place has an orange wood finish on most of the furniture like the dining table and chairs and coffee table in the living room accompanied by warm lamps throughout the whole room. It is also equipped with wireless internet, TV, heating system, and a small fireplace that looks like a framed moving picture unless closely looked upon. Overall, the room is nice and comfortable to stay in all day if you choose to. After a long adventure, if you just want to sleep during the day, room-darkening shades are also at your disposal.

Cozy City Centre Home in Akureyri
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
464 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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6. Guesthouse apartment

The white and wooden finish of this entire apartment will make you feel at home. It is a one-bedroom apartment with a king-sized bed. It comprises a fully equipped kitchen, a sofa bed in the living room, wireless internet, laundry appliances like a washer and dryer, TV, and heating system. The place is quite near restaurants, pubs, and clubs so if you are one to enjoy the nightlife, staying in this apartment for a few days will quench your adventurous nature. Moreover, since it is located at the center of the town, accessing other attractions will be easy for you.

Guesthouse apartment Brekkugata 10.
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
686 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the bathroom was huge with a washer and dryer
we loved the kitchen and washer/dryer especially
location was perfect nice touch with good coffee mashine and overall good kitchen amenities
eirikur supplied us with a fold-open bed that made everybody's night more comfortable
the bathroom was by far the best during our ring road trip also the heated floors were divine
clean and comfort beds
apartment is clean and cosy
everything was clean and thoughtful
the house is clean and very spacious
the place was extremely clean and cozy
great host with fast response time
the owner was also very nice and willing to help
host is friendly and responded quickly when we needed help
the place is amazing and host is very good
he was super helpful though
the location was great so close to everything downtown
very good location and facilities
the location is perfect as it's close to downtown akureyri
location is great it is near bakeries and restaurants
great place in an excellent location - close to everything
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7. Lovely double room

This is the private room that will light up your every day and night, literally! If you come at a lucky time, you can view the northern lights. Located 10 minutes away from the city center, in a quiet neighborhood where you can enjoy a peaceful book reading or a morning coffee, you will arrive at a destination that offers wireless internet, bathroom essentials, TV, an inspiring working environment, with heating and more. So before you try checking out hotel prices, this room is more than enough to make the most out of your stay in Akureyri, Iceland and you are sure about the services the host has to offer.

Lovely Double Room
Akureyri, Norðurland eystra, Iceland
400 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
besides the wifi is great i love it
room was clean and ragner has prepared welcome chocolates for us
all very clean and lovely
it was super clean and comfortable
the room was clean with simple decoration
room is great clean and big
love the house was really clean and tastefully decorated
our host was super nice and welcoming
ragnar is a wonderful host who made us feel at home
ragnar was an awesome host and answered any questions we had
ragnar was a fantastic host
the the host shows great hospitality and share the kitchen with us for light cooking
the location is perfect with downtown akureyri just 5 minutes walking distance from his place
great place close to the center of town
nice room in good location
place is right in the heart of the town close to all the attractions
the house is fairly centrally located so it was easy to walk to great food options
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8. Modern apartment with an amazing view

This apartment is exquisite enough to make you feel like you are staying in another tourist attraction. Bask yourself with an outstanding view right outside your doorstep. The place is complete with a fully functional kitchen, laptop-friendly workspace, TV, heating system, and wireless internet. A 10-minute drive will take you to different kinds of shops, restaurants, and cafes. However, if you are the adventurous and outdoor-activity type of person then get in touch with hiking tours where you can explore Sulur, the mountain above Akureyri, rent horses, or even visit nearby naturally heated swimming pools.

Amazing view - Moderne apartment
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
435 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
fantastic view and lovely apartment
the view and apartment were excellent
modern apartment with amazing view
amazing stay fantastic view and comfortable bed
this apartment is absolutely beautiful amazing views and interior
large clean and comfortable apartment
the house was clean with modern interiors
it is clean stylish and easy to locate
inga's apartment is clean and cosy
the apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures - clean and well equipped
inga was very helpful in directing us to her lovely apartment
pétur was very responsive and friendly
mirra was helpful with the directions to her apartment
we can’t thank the host enough for the fantastic memories our family have to take home
petur was helpful and easy to communicate with
very close to city center by car but peaceful
an amazingly beautiful location and still very convenient if you want to go into town
really love petur's place for the secluded location (but not too far from town area too)
great location to have the akureyri city view
access to the town is excellent as well as day trips to places like lake mvatyn
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9. Modern apartment in the heart of town

An apartment on the 3rd floor of a building in the heart of the town will be to your advantage if you want to explore most of Akureyri. This is a modernly designed apartment that looks very clean because of its white finish with a wooden flooring. It is complete with house essentials like a kitchen with the necessary cookware and utensils, TV, wireless internet, heating system and so much more. Furthermore, with a balcony that has a table and a few chairs, you can enjoy the morning coffee with a scene of the town and healthy sunlight that touches your skin. For an apartment that can accommodate a small family or a group of 4 people, this a great place to start your adventure in.

Modern apartment in heart of town
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
310 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable sofa bed not one of those spring ones
great and clean place with wifi and warm heating
very good apt in downtown center
beautiful apartment in the centre of akureyri
a great little apartment in the centre of town
very clean and modern
the apartment is clean and modern
clean and simple just my style
besides that it is a clean and convenient place
clean apartment spacious good price
host was really kind
very easy to communicate with the owner
eyrun was very quick to respond and very helpful
communication with eyrun was quick and prompt and she was helpful when we needed
check in was simple and eyrun was very responsive
close to a cute christmas shop too
wonderful location in the heart of town
great location in the heart of town
perfect location and great value
great location was not disappointed
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10. A studio apartment in downtown Akureyri

If you are traveling solo or with a travel buddy to Akureyri, then you should consider booking this studio apartment that has everything you may need for a comfortable stay. The apartment comes with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Inside the apartment, you can also find a well equipped kitchen, a living area, a TV and enjoy free wireless internet access.

Beautiful Eidsvallagata 101 in down town Akureyri
Akureyri, Eyjafjörđur, Iceland
228 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated bathroom tiles were so nice we would definitely stay here again
the shower pressure was fantastic and the bed was very comfortable there is wifi and tv
rosa’s apartment is extremely clean with new fixtures and furniture and everything was comfortable and easy to use
we had a comfortable night's sleep
a lovely room in a quiet part of the city
very clean and stylish
a great and clean place to stay
the studio was clean and well equipped
clean and have everything we needed :)
the bathroom is very clean
great host and good place
rosa was a lovely host as well and self check in was a breeze
she was also very responsive to messages
she had notes with instructions for appliances which were most helpful
and most important rosa is a great host - responsive supportive and kind
great location in a beautiful neighborhood
great location within walking distance of shops and local eateries
the location was a perfect distance from town for an enjoyable walk
this apartment is centrally located and you can walk many places easily from it
it is close to the town center and pleasant to walk in the area
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11. Cozy room in the capital of northern Iceland

Close to the main road that will take you to Akureyri and beyond, this is a private room in a two-story house that can be found in a quiet neighborhood. With a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed in the bedroom, this room can accommodate up to 3 people depending on who you travel with. Furthermore, it has wireless internet, bathing and laundry essentials. A short walk from the house will take you to the local grocery store krammbúð, a shopping mall, and restaurants so everything you need from the essentials to miscellaneous items can be acquired nearby.

Cozy room in the capital of northern ICELAND
Akureyri, Iceland
237 reviews
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
very cozy room comfortable bed and lots of amenities in the room
the room was lovely and the coffee/tea facilities was much appreciated after a day out in the cold
a cozy room with amenities awaits you at ghasoub's place with a very warm welcome from the hosts
great stay in akureryi great value comfortable bed and pull out futon
the room and bathroom are on the first floor so it made carrying our bags in very easy
the room itself was very clean and had wonderful personal touches
the house is perfectly clean and tidy
the room is very cozy clean and comfortable
clean convenient and cozy and nice accommodation highly recommend to other travelers
the place was great-clean private and in a good location
very friendly host with helpful informations
ghasoub was an amazing host
the hosts were very friendly and helpful kind people
the host is very kind to show us around the home and provide local tips
ghasoub was an excellent host
the location of the house is perfect
great spot in a great location
the location is excellent and i highly recommend staying here
ghasoub's place is easy to find with grocery store gas station and restaurants nearby
great apartment great location great hospitality
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The capital of ice

Akureyri is quite popular among many locals in Iceland and tourists alike because of the many things it offers from outdoor activities to many relaxing ones like watching the northern lights during winter time. Staying at one of these recommendations will guarantee safety and comfort so it is okay to worry less about those and start thinking about the adventure that lies ahead of you. If you are up for it, plan a trip now and pick the right room for you from the list above. Have a safe trip and carry on with your adventure!

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