If the cold does not bother you, then you should consider visiting Akureyri, a town in northern Iceland that 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 plenty of attraction spots, things to do, and restaurants like the Greifinn, Bautinn, Kung Fu sushi bar and so many more that offer a variety of local international cuisine. Here are the best Airbnbs in Akureyri that will definitely set the mood for your adventure and kick-start your mornings after a great night’s rest.
1. Modern apartment with an amazing view (from USD 170)
This place to stay in Akureyri 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 apartmentAkureyri, Northeast, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:fantastic view and lovely apartmentthe view and apartment were excellentmodern apartment with amazing viewamazing stay fantastic view and comfortable bedthis apartment is absolutely beautiful amazing views and interior
Cleanliness:large clean and comfortable apartmentthe house was clean with modern interiorsit is clean stylish and easy to locateinga's apartment is clean and cosythe apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures - clean and well equipped
Host:inga was very helpful in directing us to her lovely apartmentpétur was very responsive and friendlymirra was helpful with the directions to her apartmentwe can’t thank the host enough for the fantastic memories our family have to take homepetur was helpful and easy to communicate withRead more reviews
Location:very close to city center by car but peacefulan amazingly beautiful location and still very convenient if you want to go into townreally love petur's place for the secluded location (but not too far from town area too)great location to have the akureyri city viewaccess to the town is excellent as well as day trips to places like lake mvatyn
2. Modern apartment in the heart of town (from USD 118)
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 wooden flooring. This Akureyri accommodation 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 townAkureyri, Northeast, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:comfortable sofa bed not one of those spring onesgreat and clean place with wifi and warm heatingvery good apt in downtown centerbeautiful apartment in the centre of akureyria great little apartment in the centre of town
Cleanliness:very clean and modernthe apartment is clean and modernclean and simple just my stylebesides that it is a clean and convenient placeclean apartment spacious good price
Host:host was really kindvery easy to communicate with the ownereyrun was very quick to respond and very helpfulcommunication with eyrun was quick and prompt and she was helpful when we neededcheck in was simple and eyrun was very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:close to a cute christmas shop toowonderful location in the heart of towngreat location in the heart of townperfect location and great valuegreat location was not disappointed
3. Private, old-style house in the town center
For a family or group of four looking to explore the hidden gems of Akureyri’s town center, this old-style home hosted by Helgi brings you exactly that. It is a comfortable abode close to many pubs and restaurants in town. Cultural sites and other tourist attractions are within walking distance of the property as well. This one-bedroom home features a fully equipped kitchen, a television, free Wi-Fi access, and free parking. The place is, by no means, luxurious, but really, cozy and warm is all you need in Iceland!
Private 55 sqm old style house in center of townAkureyri, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:nice house but sleeping is comfortable only for two peopleit is comfortable for four people although two people sleep on couch/mattress on floor which is fine
Cleanliness:everything was clean and we had a great staythe place was very cozy clean and in a good locationit is absolutely charming clean quiet bright comfortable and walking distance to everything
Host:excellent host quick to replyi absolutely recommend this hostthe response was quickly and super friendly i will returnunique charming place with very kind and responsive hostgreat host great small house and a fantastic locationRead more reviews
Location:great location very close to city centergreat location very interesting place :)very well located and and fun placecozy place and great locationvery cozy little house in a great location
4. 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 Studio Apartment in downtown AkureyriAkureyri, Eyjafjörđur, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the heated bathroom tiles were so nice we would definitely stay here againthe shower pressure was fantastic and the bed was very comfortable there is wifi and tvrosa’s apartment is extremely clean with new fixtures and furniture and everything was comfortable and easy to usewe had a comfortable night's sleepa lovely room in a quiet part of the city
Cleanliness:very clean and stylisha great and clean place to staythe studio was clean and well equippedclean and have everything we needed :)the bathroom is very clean
Host:great host and good placerosa was a lovely host as well and self check in was a breezeshe was also very responsive to messagesshe had notes with instructions for appliances which were most helpfuland most important rosa is a great host - responsive supportive and kindRead more reviews
Location:great location in a beautiful neighborhoodgreat location within walking distance of shops and local eateriesthe location was a perfect distance from town for an enjoyable walkthis apartment is centrally located and you can walk many places easily from itit is close to the town center and pleasant to walk in the area
5. 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 cheap accommodation in Akureyri can sleep 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 ICELANDAkureyri, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:very cozy room comfortable bed and lots of amenities in the roomthe room was lovely and the coffee/tea facilities was much appreciated after a day out in the colda cozy room with amenities awaits you at ghasoub's place with a very warm welcome from the hostsgreat stay in akureryi great value comfortable bed and pull out futonthe room and bathroom are on the first floor so it made carrying our bags in very easy
Cleanliness:the room itself was very clean and had wonderful personal touchesthe house is perfectly clean and tidythe room is very cozy clean and comfortableclean convenient and cozy and nice accommodation highly recommend to other travelersthe place was great-clean private and in a good location
Host:very friendly host with helpful informationsghasoub was an amazing hostthe hosts were very friendly and helpful kind peoplethe host is very kind to show us around the home and provide local tipsghasoub was an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:the location of the house is perfectgreat spot in a great locationthe location is excellent and i highly recommend staying hereghasoub's place is easy to find with grocery store gas station and restaurants nearbygreat apartment great location great hospitality
6. 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 RoomAkureyri, Norðurland eystra, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:besides the wifi is great i love itroom was clean and ragner has prepared welcome chocolates for us
Cleanliness:all very clean and lovelyit was super clean and comfortablethe room was clean with simple decorationroom is great clean and biglove the house was really clean and tastefully decorated
Host:our host was super nice and welcomingragnar is a wonderful host who made us feel at homeragnar was an awesome host and answered any questions we hadragnar was a fantastic hostthe the host shows great hospitality and share the kitchen with us for light cookingRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfect with downtown akureyri just 5 minutes walking distance from his placegreat place close to the center of townnice room in good locationplace is right in the heart of the town close to all the attractionsthe house is fairly centrally located so it was easy to walk to great food options
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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