6 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Akureyri, Iceland

vrbo akureyri iceland

The town of Akureyri is, behind Reykjavik, the second-largest municipality on the island nation of Iceland. In recent years, its popularity as a tourist destination has increased just as the global reputation of Iceland has continued to develop. Like most Icelandic towns, Akureyri is a coastal spot, located on the north-central shores of the island, and its location bestows upon it a climate that is drier and more temperate than most destinations in the country. Although it shares an easy-going, small-town vibe that is common to most Icelandic municipalities, this is a town that offers nightlife and dining options that stand comparison with larger cities that tote bigger reputations; sushi options and folk-dance music are in ready supply here. Perhaps the single most-essential tourist spot here is the longest fjord in Iceland, the captivating Eyjafjörður - it’s a sight to remember - and within close driving distance, you’ll also find some of the filming locations for TV’s Game of Thrones. Below, we’ll share with you some of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Akureyri - we strongly suggest that you try these out if you’re interested in visiting this remarkable part of the world.

1. Spacious mountain-view apartment with tasteful decor (from USD 326)

This modern, fully equipped apartment is the perfect place for a large family, offering enough space for up to seven people and proximity to some of Akureyri’s most iconic attractions including Naustaborgir and the hauntingly beautiful woods at Kjarnaskógur. The apartment is within a short walk of the town’s golf course, and you’ll also be close to the town’s municipal outdoor swimming pool - an excellent chance to bathe in the hot spring water which is one of the many advantages of holidaying on a volcanic island. All in all, with a wealth of modern appliances and a well-equipped kitchen, this is an ideal accommodation for a family to enjoy their holiday.

Akureyri - beautiful, fully equipped with mountain views
Akureyri, IS
Apartment 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

2. Beautiful guesthouse in a posh area (from USD 285)

One of the many advantages of holidaying in Iceland is the fact that even in the bigger towns, you’re always close to the real heart of the action wherever you stay. In the case of this superb apartment, that means that even though you’re in the Akureyri suburb that is Hrafnagilsstræti, you’re still close enough to the main town to walk to anything you need. With two bedrooms and a guest-house, there’s plenty of space here, and you’ll love the recently refurbished apartment including a master bathroom with rainfall shower.

Spacious and romantic apartment
13 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
If you want the comfort of home you will not be disappointed
The kitchen in particular was stocked with all of the tools and many of the ingredients needed to make our stay enjoyable
It was simply wonderful to have a large space to come back to each evening and unwind from the day's adventures Nice to have a washer and dryer in the basement for use
The kitchen has everything one could need One minor problem - the stove (hob)
My only regret - not having enough time to spend inside the apartment
Clean and well-maintained apartment centrally located
The decor is gorgeous and the house is spacious
It was really fantastic and very comfortable furnished
Kristinn always answerd immediately and really friendly to any questions
We hebben een heerlijke tijd gehad
The early Icelandic autumn days called for adventures in the great outdoors
The apartment was absolutely delightful Gorgeous interior with the right finishing touches everywhere
The apartment was even more beautiful than the photos show and the owners were incredibly attentive to traveler needs and immediately responsive to our queries
Both this house and their Black Timber House in Borgarnes are awesome properties
The location is convenient to explore Akureyri and the Myvatn area
het centrum is lopend te bereiken supermarkten zijn vlakbij
The property is at the top of the hill near many shops and restaurants
And of course that bath - absolutely lovely to come home to after a chilly day at sea
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3. Well-appointed home with excellent views (from USD 107)

This apartment is located on Hafnarstræti, one of the most sought-after locations in the town of Akureyri, and within just a few minutes on foot of such key locations as the Akureyri Church and the town’s most famous restaurant, Rub 23. There is space enough for four people to live comfortably, and with local nightlife options including the ever-so-cool Gotubarinn nearby, this is the ideal place for a group of friends to settle in. A well-stocked kitchen, comfortable sofas and a plethora of media options make it a real hit with anyone who stays here.

Nice Holiday Apartment, Centrally Located With Spectacular Sea And Mountain View
39 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
A studio apartment that feels much bigger Modern bathroom
the apartment was comfortable and quiet - great to be able to do laundry
nicely equiped kitchen and a washing machine
I had a bit of trouble with the shower draining
The apartment was very comfortable for the two of us and has everything that you may need Very nice sitting area with unbeatable views
we could not have asked for a better location Everything was within walking distance and the apartment had everything we needed to enjoy our stay there
He kept replying quickly We recommend the Myvatn tour with Fab Travel and the jeep tours with Iceak
We had a major glitch at the last moment and he was very patient in working thorough
Entry was simple and easy and we appreciated the walk in terrace option rather than going through the building
The tour operators found us easily and you can see the glittering Eyjafjord through the windows
the Akureyrarkirkja shopping and Brynja Good view of both the church and the southern fjord
I stayed here for the entire month of February 2018 Perfect size good location Walking distance to most restaurants several grocery stores
Lots of good places to eat walk and swim in the area
The location is right in downtown Akureyri and so you can walk to both restaurants and food carts
it The location is superb walking distance to everything that you need
The perfect place to stay in Akureyri
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4. Spacious cottage with dreamy views of Eyjafjörður (from USD 341)

Close to the popular Hlidarfjall ski resort, this cottage is the perfect place for active families to stay in the Akureyri region. There is space enough for eight people here, and each of you will be captivated by the excellent views of the town as well as the magnificent Eyjafjörður, the country’s largest (and arguably most beautiful) fjord. With one bathroom and one half-bath, there’s plenty of comforts to be had - and during the colder stages of an Icelandic winter, you’re sure to appreciate the heated floors throughout the property.

Hrimland Mountain Cottage with a great view over Akureyri and Eyjafjordur
11 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Over all everything was wonderful
We are a family of six and the size was fine for us; however we feel that it might have been a little cramped for the advertised eight occupancy
The property was very nice and well equipped
Larus was very prompt in answering our questions about the house
Well kept property Very comfortable beds Beautiful view of the city Easy to check in and out great stay
This was a lovely little cabin
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5. Six-person apartment in the centre of Akureyri (from USD 185)

If you want to be in the heart of the town of Akureyri, and close to all the nightlife and goings-on of this splendid town, then this is the ideal accommodation for you. You’ll be right among the shopping area of the town, and free parking is laid on if you want to take trips further out. However, everything you need for a fine stay is within easy walking distance. A fully stocked kitchen allows you to knock up a home-cooked meal from locally sourced ingredients (Akureyri is a world-class fishing port, so there’s plenty of options there!) and a south-facing balcony offers great views of the area.

Beautiful Apartment In Heart Of Akureyri, Wireless Internet
60 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
We also like there are many comfortable beds
Fantastic apartment high standard of equipment
It was a beautiful apartment
Everything was just as expected from the listing and Brynja
The apartment was sparkling clean roomy and a wonderful location
Washer and dryer were so important to us after driving for 7 days already
The apartment was very clean and had a good size to it for our short stay
Host was kind and prompt in all communication
Short drive to the airport Helpful owner too
ice cream enjoy many great restaurants and stores even to the whale watching harbor
Akureyri is picturesque even in the wind and rain and this is a great home base for a traveling couple or family
Brynja was a wonderful hostess and very easy to deal with Highly recommended
Excellent location Very close to shops and sights in the town
easy drive to lots of nearby activities including the diamond circle
I really like the property location so convenient
This was a lovely apartment in the center of town near restaurants and sites
We could walk to dinner and take a longish walk or a cab ride to the supermarket
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6. Newly renovated house offering peace and quiet

This house is perfect for large traveling parties looking for a chilled-out break in the suburbs - the Norðurbyggð area of the town offers stunning views in all directions and is well-located for attractions such as the HOF cultural center. A short walk away you will also find Akureyri church and the botanical gardens, and you’re well positioned for bus services which take you to further-out sites such as Lake Myvatn. The house has all the equipment you could need to live like you’re at home for the duration of your break, and is spacious enough to accommodate nine people.

Spacious and elegant house in a perfect location.
19 reviews
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Beautiful single home with excellent amenities and comfortable beds
Very comfortable and well stocked kitchen
The home provided more than enough space for our family and could easily accommodate a larger group
really enough for 8 people close to everything in the city
Accidentally turned it on anyway and it filled with hot water
The home was well stocked with essentials
Luckily I have a super smart spouse who figured it out Great place
our favorite most other home are tiny houses
The hot tub was especially nice and loved the art and decor throughout the house
Our family of five was very happy with everything about the house
Beautiful and cosy house good location in the center of Akureyri
The house is close to Akureyri Swimmingpool restaurants shops
we really enjoyed being in the house in beautiful Akureyri
It was one block from the great community pool and a short walk to the downtown shopping area
A must is the swimming pool two blocks away
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Alluring Akureyri is a sure-fire hit

Often referred to as the Capital of the North, Akureyri may be quiet and calm compared with what you’re used to from a holiday, but make no mistake about it, this is a town with a cool and funky side to it - just check out any of the clubs in the town center. It should go without saying that the views in this part of the world are astounding, but with Eyjafjordur to gaze out upon and plenty of chances to see spots like Mývatn lake and other geographically stunning locations, you won’t regret coming to Akureyri for a relaxing holiday.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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