When you think of Iceland, the mind conjures up images of fire and ice - a beguiling mix of volcanism and glaciers that entice and entrance visitors from all over the world. And Vík - or Vík í Mýrdal to give it its full name - is no exception. It sits close to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and boasts beautiful black sandy beaches that betray the island’s volcanic origin. The village, the most southerly in the entire country, also boasts other natural attractions to charm the adventurer - from the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, which look like they stepped straight out of Game of Thrones and sit immediately next to the village, to the nearby charms of Reynisfjara Beach and the Dyrhólaey peninsula with its striking rock arch. Whatever your reason for visiting, this natural marvel boasts a wide array of top Airbnb vacation rentals, of which these are some of the best.
This charming century-old wooden cottage has won glowing reviews from previous guests, who were impressed with the “immaculate” accommodation and “perfect location” within Vík. It is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and the local swimming pool. Popular natural attractions such as the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and the black sand beach are also close at hand. The property itself, which can sleep up to four people between its four guests, features a number of amenities - including a TV, wi-fi internet and a full kitchen - and there’s a small outdoor terrace to enjoy the clean air in summer and watch dancing aurorae in the darker months.
Vík village charming cottage - Engigardur 2BdrVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe beds were very comfortable and the coffee was amazingthe kitchen and bathroom are nicely updated and the wifi works perfectlyvery cozy and charming cottageplenty of space nicely equipped kitchen and comfortable bedsperfect stay cozy cottage highly recommendedspotless bathroom and comfortable bedsvery clean and easy to findclean nice easy to findalso very clean and had great facilitiesthe room is warm clean and geographically superior
Host:host is very helpfulinformative host charming placehost was friendly and warm to ushost is very willing to help and very kindthe home was the perfect stop to rest up for a night and the host was soooo hospitableRead more reviewsgood location close to towngreat location in the heart of vikgreat house close to restaurants & storesa coozy house with good locationthis place is very cute
Located a stone’s throw from the first property on the list and operated by the same super host, this three-bedroom ground floor flat can accommodate up to six people, making it ideal for families. Extended groups may wish to rent out both properties separately in order to accommodate more people. Naturally, its location places it within the same easy reach of local eateries and natural landmarks. It comes with a number of amenities - including wi-fi access for those who need to stay connected during their stay, as well as an open-plan kitchen. Unlike the previous entry, however, there is no TV.
Háigardur Vik, ground floor) 2 Bdr sleeps 6, cosyVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
Top guest reviewsnice space with lots of bedsthis was a perfect 2 bedroom apartment in the center of town of vikkitchen and dining area a bit small but okay to stay withvery clean and convenientthe place was clean and neatcozy comfort and clean staygreat communication from host and clean amenitiesclean and spacious enough for 6 ppl
Host:the host was direct and helpfulfriendly host with prompt replyhost is very friendly and responsiveexcellent place and a great hosthost provided many useful information before our tripRead more reviewsgreat location in the middle of vik townfabulous location and nice accommodationsgood location really close to the black sand beachnice house with good locationgreat location easy to find
This spacious first-floor property - which sits above entry number two on the list - consists of two bedrooms and can sleep up to four people. Run by the same highly thought of super host, it won many fans among former guests for its top location close to restaurants, bars and local sights. It was also hailed as a “wonderful family home” with an “excellent” host. The property includes a nice balcony to enjoy the crisp Icelandic air and lovely view. It also boasts a range of mod-cons including a kitchen, TV, DVD player and wi-fi access. There is also a laundry room downstairs which is shared with property number two.
Háigarður Vik, bright comfortable 2 Bdr apartmVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
Top guest reviewsvery nicely maintained apartment with all the needed amenitiesthis is a cozy house full of fond memoriesour stay at argyron’s apartment was brief but enjoyableit had everything we needed for a comfortable night in vikthe beds were plush and comfortable and welcome after a long day of driving and touringvery clean and spacious accommodationssuper clean and cozy apartmentthis place was very clean and niceloved how clean everything wasvery clean comfortable and spacious
Host:the host was easily accessiblegreat host and good communicatorhost emailed very good directions and information about the areaone of the best hosts we've had so farhaving access to laundry was helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location and cute spacegreat location and very quietnice location - comfortable but datedgood location very close to black sane beach and other conveniencesapartment is in good location easy to find and near food stores
A great option for solo travellers or couples, this recently-refurbished ground-floor flat scored top marks from impressed former guests for its cleanliness and location in Vík. They were also impressed with its proximity to good restaurants, “lovely views” of the bay from the deck/balcony and a friendly host. Amenities include wi-fi access - perfect for planning your daily travel itinerary during your stay, kitchenette facilities (with microwave and fridge), and laundry access. There’s also free on-site parking for getting to and from your accommodation by road.
Aslaug´s apartmentVik, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewslovely apartment with a nice view of the townbeds were comfortable however and the couch is available too for a 3rd person if neededno cooker in the kitchenette just a microwave but the living and sleeping spaces are comfortable and welcomingaslaug's apartment is a lovely space to stay in vik with amazing views of the sceneryaslaugs apartment was perfect for staying with our baby (11 months)very clean and tidyvery clean and well equippedit was clean and accommodatingclean comfortable and easythe house is clean and cosy
Host:aslaug is a wonderful hostaslaug is a super nice hosthost was very nice and responded quickly to our inquiriesshe was a good host-always quick to respond and met us upon arrivalwe did not meet the host but the checkin is super smoothRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location super convenient to get placesvery nice location and easy walk to restaurantsgreat location to explore southern coastthis is a great location
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 travellers looking to explore this spectacular area. Guests can enjoy access to the host’s kitchen and living room. Previous visitors were very impressed with the “absolutely wonderful” experience, praising the beautiful setting and “very friendly” and “hospitable” hosts, and giving it top marks for location and cleanliness. Amenities include wi-fi access and free on-site parking.
Private room hosted by GuðrúnVík í Mýrdal, Capital Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewsall eaten at a gorgeous farm table with views of the norwegian seathe living space was very nice spacious and plenty of kitchen amenitiesliving room & outside patio nice places to relax-a benefit as bedroom quite smalldelightful spot with a light breakfast great views and wonderful hosts who have lived in vik all their livesincredibly comfortable room didn’t have much space to place our bags and other thingsthe house was very clean and homeythe bathroom was indeed very clean as wellthe bed rooms are clean and nicethe room is very clean and tidyit was very clean and right near the black-sand beaches
Host:hosts were very nicethe hosts were super friendly and knowledgeableour host was so kind and provided many great suggestionsthe decorative touches are adorable and our host was beyond accommodatingthe owner lady was really nice and welcomingRead more reviewswonderful location and comfortable roomgreat location in vick central to everythinglocation was great too - right in towngreat location - it's just a short walk to everything you'd needgood location in vik 2 minute walk to a supermarket 5 minutes to the black beach
This charming little cottage, which dates back to the start of the 20th century, features two bedrooms and can sleep up to four guests, making it an option for couples or families. It is conveniently placed for 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 kitchen on site as well as dining space for up to four people. Past guests were impressed with the cottage’s cozy interior - perfect for tackling Iceland’s climate - as well as giving it top marks for location and cleanliness. Amenities include a TV, wi-fi access and on-site parking.
Cozy litle house in VíkVik, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe living area has a comfortable couch and chair as wellthe owner has added extra amenities like tv vcr coffee and teathe kitchen had great amenitiesthe kitchen is fully equipped to make meals and the wi-fi worked great for our entire visitthe cottage is well equipped very warm and comfortablethe place was very clean and comfortablethe house was very clean and comfortablecottage is clean and comfortablethe house is very clean and all the basics are thereher place is nice and clean
Host:lena was a great hostlena was a great hostlena is a great hostlena was definitely a great hostlena has been a wonderful hostRead more reviewsgreat location for stay in or near vikgreat location in the heart of vikgreat location near all the attractions and walking distance to beachthe location was perfect close to major attractionsgreat location in vik definitely recommend
Larger groups of up to nine people will love this spacious and charming property in Vík. Split between two timber houses, a master boasting three bedrooms, and a one-bedroom guesthouse, this vacation rental comes equipped with a host of amenities to make you feel right at home. These include cable TV, a games console for family fun, wi-fi access, laundry facilities and a well-equipped kitchen. The spacious outdoor decking also comes with outdoor seating on which to enjoy the local air and there is also a barbecue grill for whipping up some tasty treats. The property is also convenient for the beach and other Vík facilities.
A lovely cottage in VikVik, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views and very comfortable and relaxing cabinthe beds were super comfortable with extra pillows and blankets in the closetssuper cosy rooms with a beautiful viewthe house and cottage were comfortable and cleanwe were a large group of 10 and this had the perfect amount of beds/rooms without feeling too crowdedit was very clean and tastefully decoratedit was extremely clean and charmingthe house is clean and comfortablethe house was clean and well equippedit was clean spacious convenient to all
Host:the host was very responsive and show great hospitalityhost is very friendly and caringgreat host & place to stayhost was great as well with quick responses and making sure we had everything we neededthey were very responsive if we had any questions and we absolutely enjoyed our stayRead more reviewsvery cute spot and location was greatgreat location on black sandgreat location super close to the beach and there is a grocery store close by in towngreat place in a great location in vik only steps away from black sand beachvery nice house and good location super market and gas station in 1 km area
Situated in the beautiful town of Vik, in the middle of a vast piece of land and under the spectacular Icelandic skies, guests can maximize their vacation in this cozy cottage that can house up to eight people. It features four charming bedrooms, a single private bathroom, a lovely little kitchen, a dining space, and a living room area. Aside from this, basic necessities are provided for added convenience, such as linens, towels, and toiletries. A complimentary Icelandic breakfast buffet is also served to guests.
Cottage with private facility in town of VíkVik, Southern Region, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthey also don't have wifi but overall it was a great place to rent in vikbut you will get amazing breakfast and beautifull view around the small housesome wi-fi issues but overall a fantastic house and great stayreally good breakfast includedthe free breakfast at the hostel is quite good as well and starts at 7:30acheck in to a clean cottage; would want to check out clean for them tooclean facility and complimentary breakfast was awesomeplace was clean and we were able to use the washroom and kitchen at the nearby hostelplace was clean with basic amenitiesthe space was small but functional and it was very clean
Host:staff is courteous and helpfulstaff was courteous friendly and very professionalthe people at the front desk were so friendly and helpfulthey are very nice and informative at the receptionthe host also communicates very well and promptlyRead more reviewscool place in a very nice locationthe property was correct the location is convenient and the breakfast is very goodthe place was so cute and beautifullocation is great and very helpful with the hostel next doorgreat location and a cute cabin you can see the northern lights from the front door
This small two-bedroom stone cottage would make for a great home-from-home for couples or families of up to four people. It comes with wi-fi access, on-site parking and kitchen facilities, and is well-placed for local shops, restaurants and the nearby swimming pool - all of which are just five minutes away on foot. The location and cleanliness both scored top marks from impressed visitors. Would-be guests should bear in mind, however, that the two single beds in the loft are accessed via a ladder, which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or young children.
Charming Cottage in VíkVik, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewscomfortable stay for 4 people and good internet connectioncozy small garden cottage in the beautiful town of víkthe space has a great couch for lounging and a cute loft with two beds upstairswe loved our stay at ingvi's cozy cottagewe found a clogged sink in the bathroom which was fixed right away - great hostclean and spotless cozy and full equippedit is clean and warmclean comfortable great communication and simple check-in processthe space is small but clean and comfortablecomfortable small and clean cottage
Host:the location was wonderful and the host was very easy to communicate with accommodating and nicewonderful host lovely cottage well equippedwe really enjoyed our stay and ingvi was very responsive and helpfulingvi was very responsive before and during our staygreat communication with host - speedy responses even though we booked last minuteRead more reviewsthe location is greatgreat location in town and many attractions nearbycute accomm in a good location near the supermarketgreat location and easy check ingreat location easy to walk everywhere in town
One of two private rooms in the same guest house, this double-bedroom is ideal for solo travellers or couples. The accommodation comes with its own bathroom for those who enjoy the added privacy and also has its own tea and coffee making facilities. Those looking to whip up simple snacks will also find a microwave and fridge in the hallway. The vacation rental’s location in Vík also places it within easy reach of local restaurants if you are looking for something more substantial. Families or larger groups may wish to consider booking both rooms out at once as this means up to five people can stay in the same location.
Room with private bathroom for 2 persons.Vík, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewsthe wi-fi connection was good alsowifi was also very goodroom was comfortable with large windows to view the skies wifi was very fastthe room was very comfortable with a great view of the mountainsthe room was perfect with even a toaster coffee/cappuccino machine and teapotroom was lovely; clean modern and spaciousthe room is clean and tidyplace is very clean and cosythe rooms was clean and confortablethe guest room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
Host:our host was truly fantastichosts were very friendlythe hosts were very helpful and nicehrund was the absolute sweetest and most helpful hosthrund is an amazing hostRead more reviewsa great location with plenty nearby to visitthe location was great and within walking distance of a sweet little restaurant and picturesque churchgreat location near the ring roadit's a great location just a minutes walk from vik's famous church and excellent location overallwe are so glad we chose this location for our first night in iceland
This spacious, modern brick house features two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep five people, with an additional sofa bed increasing that to seven at a push. This will make it a real contender for use as a base by families who wish to explore this corner of Iceland. The property, which is convenient for restaurants and shops, boasts a well-equipped kitchen and a large outdoor deck area with seating, should you wish to spend a little time socialising in the open air. Home comforts include laundry facilities, TV and wi-fi access - the latter of which will be ideal for checking the online aurora forecast on nights you hope to catch the Northern Lights.
Welcoming and cosyVik, South, Iceland
Top guest reviewsa big and good amenities kitchencomfortable beds couches and easy chairsthe heated bathroom floor was also very much appreciatedthe house was cozy and inviting with large windows to let in sunshine and view the cliffs abovethe bathroom has heated floors which is something we really appreciate in iceland's coldeverything was clean and comfortablevery cozy and clean house in vikspacious comfortable and clean homethe place is roomy and cleanit is very clean and very bright with its very large windows
Host:the host was excellenteyglo was a very gracious host and responded quickly to our concernshome was cozy and host was very helpful with our accommodationseyglo is an excellent host and provides local recommendations and quick responses to any concernsthe host had great recommendations & was very responsive - thank youRead more reviewswonderful location - just a five minute walk to beachgreat location right in town near the beachgood location quiet neighborhoodabsolutely the best location in the heart of vikperfect location walking distance to supermarkets and restaurants
Time to start planning your Icelandic adventure
This compact and charming town’s abundant natural beauty has made it very popular among visitors to Iceland, and has sparked a thriving Airbnb vacation rentals market to cater to this demand. This means you’ll find plenty of top properties to stay at during your Icelandic adventures, whatever your specific requirements or needs.
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