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Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Akureyri, Iceland - Updated 2019

Kate
Updated May 10, 2019

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. Guesthouse apartment (from USD 118)

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
652 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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2. Cozy city-center home in Akureyri (from USD 50)

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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3. Lovely double room (from USD 75)

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
367 reviews
Private room in house 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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4. Modern apartment with an amazing view (from USD 257)

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
371 reviews
Entire apartment 4 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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5. Modern apartment in the heart of town (from USD 163)

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
305 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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6. A studio apartment in downtown Akureyri (from USD 106)

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
149 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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7. Cozy room in the capital of northern Iceland (from USD 62)

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
203 reviews
Private room in townhouse 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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8. Oddeyrargata 5 (from USD 115)

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
212 reviews
Entire apartment 5 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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9. Cozy room with private parking (from USD 65)

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
145 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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10. Warm, bright and welcoming room (from USD 102)

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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11. Downtown Akureyri (from USD 66)

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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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!

This article was originally published on Mar 05, 2018

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Kate currently resides in the Philippines and has previously lived in Singapore and Thailand. She has also traveled in a few other countries with her family. She has also traveled by herself to...Read more

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