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Airbnb Iceland

Everything about Airbnb in Iceland

Find out everything about staying at an Airbnb in Iceland; price, rules, and the best listings. Are you looking for the best Airbnbs in Reykjavík, or maybe the best Airbnbs on the Ring Road? Here are the top lists of the best in Iceland!

 



Ever since Airbnb came along travel has been more affordable. People have been able to rent out their homes while they travel, making money while they spend theirs on holidays. Iceland has been no exception to this global rule and some of the options found in the land of Ice and Fire are truly amazing!

Hotel in the Westfjords in Iceland

The Airbnb in Iceland ranges from single rooms to penthouse apartments in the city to isolated cabins out in the wilderness. There is something for any kind of traveler.

NOTE: All photos are from the Airbnb Listings


The prices for an Airbnb in Iceland will vary a lot. They do, like most other accommodation options when traveling, vary between seasons, holidays, locations and other factors.


A check done in January 2019 for November-December for 2 adults

  • For a private room in November-December in Reykjavík suitable for 2 adults 115 USD per night
  • For an entire apartment in November-December in Reykjavík suitable for 2 adults 212 USD per night
  • For a private room in November-December in Vík suitable for 2 adults 157 USD per night
  • For an entire apartment in November-December in Vík suitable for 2 adults 255 USD per night
  • For a private room in November-December in Egilsstadir suitable for 2 adults 130 USD per night
  • For an entire apartment in November-December in Egilsstadir suitable for 2 adults 304 USD per night
  • For a private room in November-December in Akureyri suitable for 2 adults 111 USD per night
  • For an entire apartment in November-December in Akureyri suitable for 2 adults 204 USD per night

  1. We don’t wear shoes inside – The heating in the houses is so good that you can easily go barefoot!
  2. We take long showers – Icelanders are known for having endless natural hot water supply and therefore take the longest showers, enjoy this!
  3. We open up the windows a lot – the heating is quite cheap so don’t be shy to air out, especially in the morning.

Reykjavik in Winter


10. Rooftop Spa & Private Bath Downtown 

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 2 bath

The best possible location, right on the downtown and for a great price! This private room is truly a fresh addition to the accommodation scene in Reykjavik and with a twist – a sauna and a hot tub/jacuzzi out on the balcony! A rare find downtown. The reviews are unanimous the Rooftop Spa & Private Downtown is a highly recommended.

Jacuzzi and Sauna in a room downtown

A lovely room in Reykjavik

9. Cozy Studio- Close to City Centre

  • 4 guests
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

It might be small but it sure is not lacking in design, decor and location. The intensely cozy place is exactly what you need when you have been out exploring in Iceland and are returning back with rose-red cheeks and tingly frozen toes. The reviews say it all and the price, well below average! Find out more about the Cozy Studio Close to City Centre.

Cozy Studio downtown Reykjavik

8. House of the Snowbird – The Philosopher’s Flair

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

The house has been in an artistic family for years who have placed an obvious touch to the place. This old historic house was built by Einar Benediktsson who is still today one of Iceland’s most beloved poets, it is filled with art, paintings and photographs which go beautifully with the white panel walls. A great find in central Reykjavík!

Artistic home in downtown Reykjavik

Artsy Apartment Downtown Reykjavik

7. The Secret Cabin Close to the Blue Lagoon

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

The amazingly cozy cabin is located in the lava paradise of Sléttuhlíð right out from Hafnarfjörður in the capital region. It is pretty much right in between downtown and the Blue Lagoon and would be the perfect spot for a relaxing time. If you are looking to unwind, this is your spot! Also, super close to it you will find Helgafell a famous mountain to hike (2-3 hours hiking) and Íshestar where you can take horse riding tours. Find out more about the Secret Cabin near the Blue Lagoon.

Patio at the Cabin near the Blue Lagoon

A lovely cabin near Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon

6. Bruce Wayne’s secret hideaway

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

A super cool Batman themed apartment at a fabulous location downtown Reykjavík! The kitchen is well equipped for some home cooking. The Northern lights have been recorded being seen from the balcony of the apartment, making the Batman Cave even more magical! Check out the Bruce Wayne’s Secret Hideaway.

Bruce Wayne Cave

Kitchen at the Bat Cave in Iceland

5. Bright Apartment For A Great Stay In Reykjavik

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

A spacious and bright apartment very close to the city center and Kringlan Shopping Mall. Perfect for a family or a group of friends. Excellent facilities and everything you might need in the kitchen and the bathroom. Free parking outside. Find out more about the Bright Apartment in Fossvogur.

Reykjavik Apartment

Bright Apartment's Kitchen in Reykjavik

4. Aurora Borealis Loft Central Reykjavik

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

The new hip neighborhood of Grandi is the place to be and this is where the Aurora Borealis Loft Central Reykjavik is located! This stylish and unusual apartment offers superb views over the ocean and the location is just perfect. The host offers a great guide to the area and detailed attention is given to the space. A place of unique style!

A great apartment downtown in Reykjavik

A lovely view at the Aurora Borealis apartment downtown

3. Fabulous downtown penthouse 3 bedroom

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 3.5 baths

Looking for an excellent location, a modern design, a lot of luxury with three separate bathrooms and spacious right areas with impeccable views? Then this Fabulous Downtown Penthouse Apartment is for you! The reviewers are all stating the same “Cannot say enough about this place. It is FABULOUS!”. Only 1 minute walking to the Whale Watching Tour ticket office from Reykjavík!

Penthouse Apartment

Penthouse in Reykjavik

2. Explore the Icelandic Countryside from the Garden Cottage (Airbnb PLUS)

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

A whole cottage with an amazing garden patio in the charming town of Hafnarfjörður, capital region. The cottage, which is located in one of the oldest houses in town from the 19th century, is amazingly decorated by its owners Anthony and Yr who are co-designers of the Reykjavik Trading Company. A truly fantastic location downtown near the harbor and fantastic cafés and restaurants. You can easily catch the public bus 1 to downtown Reykjavik or if you have a car, the parking is free!

Living room at airbnb in Hafnarfjordur Patio at Airbnb in Hafnarfjordur Relaxing Area at Airbnb in Hafnarfjordur

1. Luxurious Villa Includes Free Car

  • 4 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

A stay at the Luxurious Villa is a step back in time, to the ancient times in Iceland when people lived in wooden turf houses with a splash of modernity and as clean as you could wish for. This house is the perfect mixture of old and new with an interesting history and the very welcomed addition of a car to your disposal whilst staying at the so-called Vikta house. Read the reviews – they will have you booking within seconds! 

Small Villa in Downtown Reykjavik

Small Villa in Downtown Reykjavik




3. Siberia in Hvalfjordur

  • 4 guests
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

This is one for the books! If you are looking for a unique experience you will never forget this is it – combine Iceland and Siberia in one accommodation. Due to its remote location is is a fabulous place to see the Northern Lights in winter. Hvalfjörður is known for the waterfall Glymur, the hike to its top is a fantastic hiking experience in summer.

Siberian hut in Hvalfjordur

A Siberia inspired hut in Hvalfjordur

2. MARIA Luxury Villa South-west

  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bath

Incredible luxury in a beautiful setting – The perfect cabin accommodation! The sauna, the spacious patio and the Jacuzzi make for the perfect outdoor experience, great to see the Northern Lights. The Maria Luxury Villa is a great place for groups as it can accommodate up to eight people.

Luxury Villa in West Iceland

1. Traditional Black Timber House

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

Very likely the most beautiful designed cottage in Iceland, traditional yet contemporary; intimate yet spacious! The photos are stunning but everyone agrees, they don’t do it justice. From the house you have an exquisite view over the Snæfellnes peninsula and, in winter, often the Northern Lights which you can better enjoy out on the patio! This black timber house is amazing for several reasons: design, views, coziness, amenities, and local recommendation. It is located close to Borgarnes less than 30 minutes from all the basic services yet remote.

Black Timber House

Black Timber Wood House in West Iceland


A bonus one for those looking for complete remoteness, the cabin in Budardalur is the place for you! The setting is secluded and the house particular but the reviews say it all.

Budardalur Remote Cabin bathing in Northern Lights

a remote cabin in Iceland



3. Peace, elegance + stunning views from your hot tub

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bath

If you are looking to stay close to Dalvík, perhaps you are joining one of their popular whale watching tours but still wish to sleep remotely, then this is the place for you. The house is headlined on Airbnb with “peace elegance + stunning views from your hot tube” and we can safely say that this is all true! A fantastic location in the North of Iceland close to many attractions and must visits!

A lovely house near Dalvik

A beautiful and bright accommodation North Iceland

2. Northern Lights Glamping

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • Half-bath

Camping is for the brave, but clamping is for those looking to experience the perks of camping without having to sacrifice the comfort of staying indoors! This heated wooden igloo is located in the Arskogasandur area near Akureyri, famous for the beer baths and nearby whale watching.

Glamping Igloo Iceland

A glamping adventure in Iceland

1. Íslenska Sæluhúsið

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

Step back to Viking times in a cottage at Siglufjörður. This is truly a charmer! A wooden cottage with a turf roof and an interior like many of the museums in Iceland displaying the living of Icelanders 100 years ago. It is located in the city center and in walking distance from all the must-sees in town.

Cabin in Siglufjordur

A step back in time in Siglufjordur



3. Stóravík luxurious cottage with private hot tub(6)

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bath

Here we have a charismatic cottage by the lake with a private hot tub and breathtaking views over the famous Lake Lagarfljót. The place is very well equipped and right off the Ring Road so it is the perfect location to stay at all year round. Very spacious and clean!

A lovely cabin near the Lake Lagarfljot near Egilsstadir East Iceland

Cabin near Lake Lagarfljot East Iceland

2. Sæberg Comfort in the Fjord

  • 4 guests
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

A super host and suburb reviews! The fireplace is a favorite of many and the location, about 10 min drive from the town of Seyðisfjörður is fantastic for some peace and quiet. The place has thoughtful touches everywhere and the whole atmosphere is wonderful at the Sæberg Comfort in the Fjord. The outside and the views from the porch then take this accommodation to the next level. Enjoy the tranquility and location, it is hard to beat!  

Seydisfjordur Cabin

A cabin right out from Seydisfjordur

1. Egilsstaðir Stóri-Bakki house for 4

  • 4 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

The reviews are consistent, five stars all around! This place is charming beyond belief and the location quite rural adding to the Icelandic experience surrounded only by Icelandic horses. The cottage is well heated and the views around are gorgeous. Great detailing in the decoration of this peaceful place. A fantastic place to see the Northern Lights!

A cottage out in East Iceland

East Iceland Cottage



3. A beautiful cozy summerhouse

  • 6 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

Cozy! Is the word that comes to mind as soon as you enter this beautiful summerhouse. Located in Hveragerði, the town of flowers and geysers on the South Coast only about 45 minutes from Reykjavik. It sits right under the Reykjadalur Valley where the famous hot river runs through and people like to hike up to bathe. The cottage is well equipped and received nothing but fantastic reviews!

Cabin near Hveragerdi Iceland

the inside of a cabin in Hveragerdi

2. A Beautiful Cottage Close to Geysir

  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

Located right on the famous Golden Circle route this beautiful cottage is the perfect place to stay at in the South. The area around is very fertile and there is a playground for children. The house design is unique and bright and the interior is simply splendid! Plenty of activities and attractions found near including Gullfoss, Geysir, Laugarvatn Fontana Spa and Kerið Volcanic Crater.

Cabins near Geysir on the Golden Circle

Cottage near Geysir

1. SOUTH EYJAFJALLAJOKULL MODERN HOUSE

  • 7 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bath

Picture a Scandinavian dream house and you have the South Eyjafjallajokull Modern House. The outdoor setting and open views in all directions with an incredibly clear view of Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano that so famously erupted in 2010. The big windows and two-story-high ceiling in the living room are truly captivating: You can even take a shower surrounded by long windows and enjoy the views while you get clean! A fabulous location, a super host and spacious and bright accommodation.

House near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier Cabin