Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Stykkishólmur, Iceland - Updated 2023

airbnb Stykkishólmur, Iceland

Not yet on the traditional tourist circuit of Iceland, Stykkishólmur is considered as the city of old houses. Located in the western part of Iceland, the city is the gateway to thousands of beautiful islands that can be accessed both from land and sea. The island of Flatey in Breiðafjörður bay is one of the islands that offer a perfect day trip getaway from Stykkishólmur. Although Stykkishólmur is a small town, it features spectacular natural beauty and a number of museums. Whatever may be your reason for visiting this beautiful town, it boasts a wide array of historical houses that have been brilliantly renovated some of them even as top Airbnb vacation rentals. This article delves into some of the best Airbnbs vacation rentals that will be perfect for your next trip to the lovely town of Stykkishólmur.

1. Private room in a quaint guesthouse (from USD 114)

This charming cottage is the oldest guesthouse in this historical town and has won five-star reviews from previous guests. It offers a private bedroom that can accommodate three guests conveniently. It is within an easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the local swimming pool. The property features a number of amenities — including two bathrooms, an outdoor hot tub, a TV, WiFi, free coffee/tea and a full kitchen. The guest room listed on Airbnb is fully furnished and features a queen-size bed and an extra mattress that can be spread on the floor.

Room 1, w/queen bed in a cozy guesthouse.
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
452 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities were cozy and we had an amazing new year’s eve with a beautiful view of the town
nice other rooms and view
living room was gorgeous great light comfy couch felt like home
the views out the kitchen and living room windows are great
amazing farmhouse dinning table nice amenities with free kerig coffee and brochures for info on the area
generally quite clean and comfortable
super clean and well equipped
room was very clean and as described
really clean comfortable room in a b&b shared bathroom and living space situation
the bedroom was very clean and comfy
host was also extremely responsive
host gave us plenty of travel tips :)
ella is a wonderful host
we had a lovely time here the recommendations the host gave were also very helpful
they are very friendly and professional and could help you out
good location - very close to supermarket
great location as close to supermarkets and centres
great value in an ideal location
great location check out the city pool and thermal baths
beautiful house location comfy bed
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2. Oceanfront holiday home (from USD 250)

A large group of up to seven people will love this spacious and charming two-floor property in Stykkisholmur. This vacation rental features three bedrooms with four beds and comes equipped with a host of amenities to make you feel right at home. These include a TV room, WiFi access, indoor fireplace, laundry room, and a well-equipped kitchen. The spacious outdoor deck also comes with a freshwater hot tub. The property is also conveniently close to the town center as it is close to the harbor, restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, and the supermarket.

Oceanfront holiday home with outdoor hot tub.
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
246 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were comfortable lots of natural light
hjortur's cottage is quite cozy and comfortable
comfy beds well-stocked kitchen especially for coffee lovers we cooked one night and had everything we needed
the wifi worked great and in a great walkable location to the town
even left a bar of chocolate on our bed sheets :) would definitely stay again
it is clean and fully equipped
very clean fully equipped and very comfortable
hjortur's place was very clean and well equipped and just exactly like what have been described
the house is so cozy and clean
i especially loved the balance between it's clean modernity and that it is also a beloved family home
hjortur is a perfect host
host was easily reachable and very friendly
hjortur is highly communicative and wonderful detailed information was provided before the trip
hjortur was a great host very friendly excellent communication
please be aware that the host doesn't provide a full service i
the location is excellent
the location of this house is amazing
very good location to visit the west region of iceland
fantastic place well situated in town
basic apartment in a good location in a pretty town
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3. Private room for two people (from USD 138)

This Airbnb offers a private room that is ideal for solo travelers or couples. Apart from the bedroom, this accommodation comes with a modern bathroom, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen, for those who don’t mind sharing the space with other guests and the hosts. The vacation rental’s location also places it within easy reach of local restaurants and merely three minutes walking distance from the harbor.

Stykkishólmur, West, Iceland
159 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view from the room
the room gives you a great view and the privacy needed
the beds were very very comfortable
the location was clean and had all necessary facilities
sharing the bathroom with another room has not been a problem at all
room is very clean and cozy
good communication clean place well-equipped kitchen
everything was super clean
great place was clean and comfortable
maria's place was clean and comfortable
the hosts are great
really kind and smile family that hosts you
she answers fast kindly and with really helpful info
and the hosts are really friendly :)
maria is a great host
great location in the center of town
great location would recommend
great location beautiful and comfortable place we wish we could stay longer
the location was centrally located and the perfect launch pad for our adventures
great location and great people
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4. Charming studio (from USD 175)

This studio apartment features one bedroom with a double bed and a double sofa bed in lounge with room for an extra mattress on the floor so this property can sleep up to four guests, making it a good option for couples or families. It is conveniently placed in one of the town’s oldest guesthouses and offers easy access to all manner of local amenities, such as the swimming pool, restaurants, and shops. Despite its small size, those who prefer to dine in will find a fully equipped kitchenette on site as well as dining space for up to four people. Amenities include a TV, WiFi access, shared outdoor hot tub, and on-site parking.

Small, cozy, one bedroom apartment.
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
191 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi had a good connection
bed was comfortable and pull out couch was too
we were two people-i slept on the sofa bed and it was quite comfortable
such a sweet apartment super cozy with great sleeping quarters nice bathroom and kitchen
we used the bedroom and pull-out sofa and they were both comfortable
very clean and cosy apartment
everything was very clean
very responsive with communication and the apartment was very clean
it was a clean and pleasant place
the apartment was nice clean and comfortable
great host great town friendly people
hosts are very responsive to guest needs
host was really nice with tips and stuff and answered quickly
the host replies fast so that is positive
it was clean check-in was a breeze and the host answered all my questions quickly
fantastic location to explore the peninsula
great location to explore the town and surround area
great location as it is close to grocery store coffee shop restaurants
this is a great location to see this area of iceland
this cozy apartment is in a perfect location
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5. Room in a guesthouse (from USD 107)

This popular and private double bedroom is located in the middle of town within easy reach of shops and eateries and will suit couples or solo travelers looking to explore this spectacular area. Guests can enjoy access to the host’s kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Previous visitors have left raving reviews giving it five stars for location and cleanliness. Amenities include WiFi access, outdoor Hot Tub, and free on-site parking. Located in the same ancient guesthouse as the first property on this list and operated by the same super host, you can actually book both the rooms if you are traveling as a bigger group.

Private room / Twin Bed in a cozy guesthouse
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
198 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed the amazing view from the living room
incredible views from the kitchen window beds were exceptionally comfortable
the house is really nice well furnished and with a cozy courtyard (hot tubed included)
it was lovely having a fully equipped kitchen to cook
great tranquil and stylish place with fabulous views from the kitchen and the living room
very clean and very comfortable
the place was very clean
a lovely clean and well equipped place to stay
the rooms were really tidy and clean we had towels and some kitchen features given
the place was really nice and clean
we really appreciated ella's friendly hospitality as well
she's responsive and is always just a call away
the hosts are really nice and the place is comfortable and cozy
will be super helpful if the host can actually mention these points as part of the checkin instructions
ella and diana are both very helpful and friendly
location was great
nice spot close to the ferry
great location of this cozy guest house
location is good on the snaefellness peninsula
nice location large acco with many facilities
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6. Cottage with ocean and sunset view (from USD 310)

This spacious, modern brick house features only one bedroom but since the house is very well organized it can comfortably sleep up to four guests, with an additional sleeping cot increasing that to five at a push. Its location makes it a real contender for use as a base by families who wish to explore this corner of Iceland. The property, which is conveniently located in the town center, boasts a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area, large shower room, separate toilet, and a large outdoor verandah with seating and magnificent view of the ocean, should you wish to spend your leisure time outdoors. Home comforts include a laundry room, TV and WiFi access, which you wouldn’t want to use as the beauty of the surroundings will keep you mesmerized.

Cozy cottage and ocean view!
Stykkishólmur, West, Iceland
173 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view and very comfortable beds
cosy quaint cottage with fabulous views comfortable base for exploring the lovely town and area
lovely comfortable cottage with great view of the sea and the small islands nearby
the cottage was warm cozy and well decorated with all the necessary amenities
lovely house great views and very cozy
clean and well stocked
very clean and well equipped
house was clean and comfortable
nice peaceful clean and the communication worked great
thorbjorn geir’s place is tidy and clean
the information provided by the host was very valuable
the host is extremely helpful with recommendations that he was kind enough to share before we got there
thorbjorn was a great host
host very prompt and helpful
great host and a great place
great place easy walking distance to all restaurants
this house is in a great location
the location is great walking distance to many attractions in stykkishólmur
location was great for exploring and the town has a few restaurants that you can walk to
good location for checking out the snaefell peninsula
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7. Charming bedroom in a guesthouse (from USD 91)

This cozy private room would make for a great home away from home for couples or solo travelers looking for a budget stay. It comes with WiFi access, Hot Tub, garden, balcony, on-site parking, and kitchen facilities, although breakfast is provided and is well placed for local shops, restaurants, and the nearby swimming pool — all of which are just a couple of minutes away on foot. There are two shared bathrooms as well for your convenience.

Höfði guesthouse, room for 2 w/ breakfast
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
259 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a nice living room and deck with great views over the harbor
we had very nice room with wonderful view
stunning view great hosts good beds
nice place to stay with a really good breakfast and a great view from the common area
the room (and bed) is comfortable
very very clean and comfortable
clean practical and wonderfully decorated
the room was clean and homey
warm shower they had clean towels for us
the rooms were clean comfortable and welcoming
the host was kind and available
the hosts were very friendly and made you feel at home
orn was a great host
beautiful place and very nice host
super host kind attentive
excellent location and nice room
great location good house and room
this is a really cute guesthouse extremely close to everything in town
walkable to the cute village and a variety of restaurants
location is amazing with the typical city
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8. Cozy home in the heart of Stykkishólmur

Located in the heart of the lovely town of Stykkishólmur, this home can accommodate up to six people, making it ideal for families. Its location places it within easy reach of the ferry Baldur from where you can go for a day trip to Flatey Island. This Airbnb comes with a number of amenities — including a sofa bed, two double beds on the mezzanine, living room, bathroom with shower, WiFi access for those who need to stay connected during their stay, as well as a modern kitchen. Although the home is spacious the hosts do not entertain bookings for more than four adults. If you are traveling with kids, this property also has legos and board games to keep them entertained.

644 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lucky the heating and room lights were working well
we really liked the ambiance and the fully working kitchen
the place is great beds comfortable amenities and little extras made the stay more than comfortable
the beds are comfy and i really enjoyed sleeping in the cozy upstairs part
the shower is very powerful and hot and there is good wifi
very clean and cozy house
everything was clean and functional
house was clean and cozy
the house is very clean and modern
kolbrun's place was clean and cozy
the host will let everything ready for you
she was very kind
very good host and unique apartment
kolbrun was responsive prior to our trip and left us some good local tips
the check-in was smooth i communicated with kolbrún through messages and she was very responsive
great location in the heart of this beautiful town
beautiful location close to the sea
perfect location cute and comfortible
nice location supermarket restaurant nearby
the location is ideal as it's very close to the harbor and walking distance to local restaurants
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Best townscape in Iceland

Summers can be the best time to start planning your Icelandic adventure to Stykkishólmur. It is gradually making its name on the tourist circuit and features some unique vacation rentals in historical buildings. This compact and charming town’s abundant natural beauty has sparked a thriving Airbnb vacation rentals market to cater to this the ever increasing number of tourists visiting this town. So get ready for a timeless inspirational journey to one of the most beautiful towns in the country.

Happy Traveling!

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