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 - EngigardurVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
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 downstairs (ground floor) cosy flatVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
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 apartmVik, Myrdalshreppur, Iceland
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
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.
Vík í Mýrdal, Capital Region, Iceland
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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