Iceland is a Nordic island country, located in the North Atlantic Ocean. This country is known for its vast landscape, ranging from geysers to volcanoes to hot springs to lava fields and more. Plus, I’m sure you’ve heard that you can see the magnificent Northern Lights in Iceland. There are also beautiful national parks here that you won’t want to miss on your trip. Iceland is full of so many amazing destinations, but it can be tricky to pick the best place to stay. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Iceland!
How to Get to Iceland
Iceland is located way up North in the Atlantic Ocean. Unless you already live in Iceland (which would be so cool!), you’ll have to fly there. In this case, you’ll fly into the Keflavík International Airport (airport code: KEF). This airport is about a 45-minute drive from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. This is where most of Iceland’s population lives, and you can find some great museums here about Iceland’s viking history.
How to Get Around Iceland
Some of Iceland’s main cities have a bus system that you can use for public transportation. But I’d highly recommend renting a car or van during your stay, especially if you plan on going to Iceland’s more rural areas.
There are several car rental companies right by the airport, as well as multiple car rental companies in Reykjavik. This is easily the best way to get around Iceland, as it allows you the maximum amount of flexibility. Pay attention to if you’ll need a 4×4 vehicle or not depending on where you plan on visiting.
The Best Airbnbs in Iceland
Iceland is so diverse in its beautiful landscapes, and it has so much to offer. It would really be a shame to miss out on such an amazing trip just because you can’t find the perfect place to stay. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to choose from the best Airbnbs in Iceland.
Magical Stay Near Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
This magical home is located in Hvolsvöllur, Iceland. This is about a two hour drive from the airport, which is why renting a car will come in handy. Plus, this home comes with free parking, so you don’t need to worry about where to park. You’ll want to visit all the great activities nearby, such as the Lava Centre Museum, the historic settlement of Keldur, and the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is just a mile away!
This home has a super cozy living room, where you can watch the flatscreen TV. The kitchenette comes with a stove, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, pots and pans, and more. There are huge glass windows that let in lots of natural light, as well as providing you with a great view.
There are two bedrooms, one master bedroom and one bed in the loft. Each bedroom has a double bed. You can fit up to four guests at a time in this home. You’ll enjoy having a comfy bed to relax in at the end of a long day adventuring to the waterfall right behind the home.
This luxury dome is located in a camper resort in Reykjavik. You will be super close to the Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Harpa Concert Hall, Mt. Esja, and several museums. Experience Reykjavik’s city life by visiting the local restaurants and trying some new cuisine, unique to Iceland.
This dome comes with a super soft King-sized bed, covered with cozy sheepskins. You’ll also enjoy the fireplace during your late evenings laying out and trying to catch sight of the marvelous Northern Lights.
You’ll have an indoor bathroom, complete with a stand-up shower. In addition, there is a kitchenette with a coffee maker. The best part about this Airbnb is the huge hot tub right out front, which will be all yours during your stay.
Family Friendly Nature Lovers’ House
This beautiful home is located in Garðabær, Iceland, which is about a 30 minute drive from the airport. Here, you’ll be closeby to several amazing destinations, such as Hellisgerði park, Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Heiðmörk, and the Museum of Design and Applied Art. Plus, there is free parking in the driveway, which is perfect if you’re renting a car during your stay.
This home is absolutely breathtaking with natural light pouring throughout the rooms and the tasteful decor that fills the space. There is a full kitchen with everything you’ll need to cook a great meal. And, the host provided you with a BBQ grill outside if you want to whip up a fresh meal. The living room is so comfy, you might end up watching the huge TV all day! Or, you could just sit in the second living room and soak up the sun.
Within the four bedrooms, there are two single beds, one sofa bed, one double bed, and one Queen bed. There are one and a half beautiful bathrooms. This home is part of the Airbnb Plus Program, which means it is held to high standards, so you know you’re going to have the most amazing stay. This home is clearly one of the best Airbnbs in Iceland!
Quiet, Secluded Lake Home
This lake home is located in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, which is about a 45 minute drive from the airport. You’ll be close to the Úlfarsfell mountain, the Gljúfrasteinn house museum, and multiple breathtaking rivers and waterfalls. This home is located in a mountain valley, but you’re just 40 minutes from Reykjavik if you want to go into the city. You’ll be happy to know this home has free parking in the driveway, as well as heated floors when you enter the house. How could this home get any better?!
This Airbnb has a beautiful wooden deck that wraps around the whole house. Watch the sunset or the Aurora Borealis from the hot tub. Enjoy the living room, where you’ll find a Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player, as well as a great mountain view. There is a full kitchen, complete with a dishwasher, stove, oven, and coffee maker.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and one with a King bed. The bathroom has a beautiful walk-in shower, as well as a heated towel rack and heated floors! It is also part of the Airbnb Plus Program, so it won’t disappoint. I think we can all agree this is one of the best Airbnbs in Iceland.
Nature-Inspired Coastal Pad
This home is located in the rugged landscape of Reykjavík, Iceland. You’ll enjoy the nearby thermal pools, the majestic mountains in the backyard, and the beautiful sea. It’s the perfect private escape to nature, but also close enough to venture into the city whenever you’d like.
Another house that’s part of the Airbnb Plus Program, you’ll enjoy the cute breakfast table in the full kitchen, complete with a dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, toaster, and a washer and dryer. The living room has a Cable TV with Netflix.
The full bathroom has a walk-in shower and a heated towel rack. The bedroom has a Queen bed with a pillow-top mattress, room-darkening shades, as well as a great view of the mountains. Plus, there is a cute seating area outdoors for you to relax.
Cottage at Reynisfjara
This home is located in the South of Iceland. You’ll have a beautiful view of Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey, as well as glaciers. You’ll be super close to the beach, which is just a few minute’s walks away. At the beach, you’ll find basalt columns and caves. Vík village is just a 10-minute drive away.
This cottage has an adorable kitchenette where you can cook some delicious meals. You can enjoy your meals at the kitchen table. Enjoy the WiFi while you lounge on the super comfy couch.
After a long day of exploring the beautiful nature right outside the cottage, come relax in your comfy bed. This home has two beds and can sleep up to four guests. There is also free parking at this home.
The Crib Rocks
This stunning home is located in Borgarnes, in the Western Region of Iceland. It’s about an hour and a half drive from the airport to Borgarnes so, like I said before, you will definitely want to rent a car during your stay. Borgarnes is home to lots of fun attractions, such as the Settlement Center, Eldborg Crater, Borgarnes Swimming Pool, and Hafnarfjall mountain. Make sure to check these awesome places out while you’re there!
This home is absolutely gorgeous inside. The living room has multiple comfy couches to lounge in and soak up the view of the mountain range through the huge windows. Not to mention the incredible artwork throughout the home. The living room is exquisite, and the kitchen is complete with everything you’ll need to cook up a good, tasty meal.
There are three bedrooms in this home, including one King bed, one Queen bed, and one double bed. You can fit up to six guests in this home, so it’s great if you’re traveling with a group. The one and a half bathrooms are beautiful. You will absolutely love the breathtaking views of the mountains, water, and the Northern Lights that you will see from this home. It really can’t get much better than this great Airbnb in Iceland!
This cozy cottage is located in Varmahlíð, in Northern Iceland. It’s about a four hour drive from the airport, so I can’t stress enough that you’ll need to rent a car during your stay here. You will, however, be within walking distance from the center of town, where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, a swimming pool, and much more. At the cottage, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vast plains and the Skagafjörður mountains.
The cottage is made entirely of beautiful wooden walls and floors, which will really enhance the natural, serene feeling you will have during your stay. Enjoy the plush couches while you relax and watch TV or take in the natural lighting through the many windows. The kitchen has everything you’ll need, including an oven, stove, microwave, and coffee maker.
This home has two single beds downstairs and two single beds upstairs in the loft. The host allows you to request up to two extra beds, so you can potentially fit up to six guests in this home if needed. Probably the best part about this Aribnb is the natural hot tub, which you’ll find at the center of the site. From the hot tub, you can see the Northern Lights.
This cabin, located in Southern Iceland, is about an hour and a half drive from the airport. You’ll need a car to drive to your Airbnb, but not to worry – you can park up to four cars for free at the cabin! Once you’re there, you’ll enjoy the beautiful natural landscape that Búrfellsvegur has to offer, such as the mountains and the Northern Lights, which you can see from your cabin.
Enjoy the fireplace and natural lighting in the living room, plus the projector on which you can watch some of the hundred movies the host has provided. The comfy couch has plenty of seating for all of you, as does the beautiful dining room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, and coffee maker. Plus, this cabin comes with a washer and dryer.
There are three bedrooms, two rooms with Queen beds, and one room with two double beds. Each room comes with a Smart TV. You and your guests will enjoy the huge private deck, where you’ll be able to use the BBQ grill to whip up some good meals. Plus, you can all enjoy the large hot tub for some late night star gazing. This is clearly one of the best Airbnbs in Iceland!
Golden Circle-Geysir Cabin
This gorgeous cabin is located just one hour from Reykjavik, so if you choose to venture into the city, you’ll be able to partake in all the fun activities Reykjavik has to offer, which I mentioned a bit earlier. If you’re more of a nature lover and don’t plan on travelling into the city, then you’re in the right place. This cabin sits right at the base of a mountain, so it is located in the perfect place to get out and explore the Golden Circle, the South Coast, and the Highlands. Plus, you’re just a 20 minute walk from the erupting geysir and hot springs.
The living room has leather sofas, where you can relax while you watch TV or choose from the collection of DVDs provided for you. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to cook some great meals during your stay. In addition, the kitchen table has plenty of seating for you and all of your guests.
You can fit up to eight guests in this home, so it’s great if you’re traveling with a large group. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one room with a King bed, and one room with a Queen bed. The loft upstairs has two single beds, as well as a pullout sofa bed. The loft is semi-private, and you can enjoy watching TV up there, too. Now, the best part about this cabin is probably the huge hot tub, found out on the desk. You will love relaxing in here while you soak up the amazing views. This is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Iceland!
This cozy apartment is located in Reykjavik, Iceland, which is about a forty-five minute drive from the airport. Like I mentioned before, there is so much to do in Reykjavik, such as visiting the museums or enjoying a night out in the city at one of the great bars or restaurants. You’ll definitely want to rent a car while you’re here so you can explore the city, which is made convenient for you since there is free parking at this Airbnb.
This modern apartment is filled with lovely, sophisticated decor. You’ll enjoy lounging on the plush couch while watching the huge flatscreen Smart TV. The kitchen has everything you’ll need to whip up a meal, including a dishwasher, espresso machine, and much more.
The bedroom has an incredible view of the beautiful houses lined up across the river. Inside, you’ll find a Queen bed, a TV with Netflix access, and exercise equipment. If it wasn’t obvious already, this apartment is part of the Airbnb Plus Program – so you know it’s really amazing!
Aska Modern Cabin
This beautiful cabin looks like something out of a movie. Its black exterior contrasts very nicely with the white snow surrounding the house. Located in Reykjahlíð, Iceland, you’ll be about six hours from the Keflavík International Airport. You may want to consider, instead, flying into Akureyri Airport (airport code: AEY), which is only about one hour from this Airbnb.
You’ll have lots of fun things to do during your stay in Northern Iceland, such as taking a riding tour on an Icelandic horse around Lake Mývatn. You can also rent a bike and go on a scenic hike around the lake. At this cabin, you’ll be right on the edge of a 300-year-old lava field. The private terrace at this Airbnb has an incredible view of Hverfjall, a nearby crater.
This home has one bedroom with a Queen bed, featuring a beautiful view of the snowy landscape outside. The kitchen comes with lots of dishes and glasses, as well as a toaster, French press, and a stove. You’ll also appreciate the astounding view from the cute seating area in the kitchen while you enjoy some morning coffee. One of the best Airbnbs in Iceland, you’re sure to have an amazing stay here!
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Maddie is the traveler behind A One Way Ticket. She has been traveling internationally for over 10 years and has visited 75+ countries on 6 continents. In addition to traveling herself, she’s been helping others plan their own travel for 6+ years. Maddie eats, sleeps, and breathes travel and loves to help others discover that same wanderlust!