Planning an unforgettable trip and searching for the best Airbnbs in Iceland? Well I’ve got the list for you filled with countries most unique, romantic and fun Airbnb vacation rentals!

Despite its chilly name, Iceland is the hottest destination right now on the European tourist trail. Each year, the island country only grows in population, and last year it welcomed over two million visitors to its unique and picturesque shores. 

A land of waterfalls and beaches, glaciers and volcanoes, mountains and cities, Iceland is a truly unique destination that has a vibe all of its own. 

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Named the safest country in the world and also one of the happiest, there’s many perks for visitors jetting into this compact and chilled out little country. And with a population of only 350,000, queues and crowds are a thing best left to the bustling streets of major European cities. 

If Iceland is on your travel agenda, you’ll be thrilled with the quality of Airbnb accommodations I’ve sourced for you up and down the coasts of Iceland. 

These are the best Airbnb’s in Iceland…

Airbnbs In Iceland

 

Quick Breakdown on Iceland Airbnbs

Are you hunting for the best luxury Iceland Airbnb? Cheap pad? Apartment in the capital? Abode perfect for a couple? Or simply the best of the best? My Quick Top 5 below breaks down the best of the best Airbnb’s in Iceland. 

Iceland is exploding in popularity, and I’m keeping up by putting up some great Iceland content on my blog. Stay tuned for the end of the list for links. I highly recommend starting with Top 15 Music Festivals in Iceland To Experience Before You Die.

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Best Unique AirBNBs in Iceland 

Iceland is such a unique country, that only makes sense that some of its homes and accommodations are just as distinct. These unique Iceland Airbnb’s promise to be the basis for memories that will last a lifetime. 


1) New small houses – great view! no. 3

Location: Akureyri

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5440873

These Iceland “small houses” are one of the most popular places to stay on Airbnb, and affordable to boot! The third of three new, ultra modern houses on the land, this one bedroom tiny home is perfect for solo travelers or couples. It is equipped with an upper level bedroom, living room and fully-equipped kitchen, and is fitted with central heating to ensure you stay toasty during Iceland’s many cold months. The house is located a short drive from the charming northern town of Akureyri, and close proximity to many jawdropping canyons, waterfalls and whale watching opportunities. 

Guest review: “Valtyr’s tiny cabins are surprisingly spacious! The space is well designed and very comfortable. The location is perfect for visiting northern Iceland regions. We only wished that it was available for another night so that we could have stayed longer!” – Barbara 

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2) Akurgerði Guesthouse 2. Country Life Style

Location: Ölfus

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $200+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15961700

Iceland really sets the bar high for the Airbnb platform, and this one bedroom cottage is another 5-star rated offering hundreds of guests have fallen in love with. This perfectly presented guesthouse is a cute as a button cottage dreams are made of. It has an amazing private hot tub, a full kitchen and a private terrace with BBQ. Life on this culturally enriching Icelandic horse ranch is so peaceful and enjoyable, and the hosts even offer horseback tours. Ölfus is just minutes drive to the iconic Iceland towns of Selfoss and Hveragerði – Iceland’s hot springs capital. The famed Blue Lagoon is just over an hour away. 

Guest review: “Pictures don’t do this place justice! Was by far my partners and my favourite accommodation in Iceland and probably the best place I’ve ever stayed. Such a cute place with great hosts. We played board games with a glass of wine before enjoying the hot tub. Would definitely go back and would highly recommend it!” – Rick 

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Best AirBNBs in Iceland to See the Northern Lights 

The Northern Lights are one of the main reasons tourists make their way over to the European country, and you just have to see them for yourself in your lifetime. These Airbnb’s in Iceland promise exceptional Northern Lights viewing that will light up your stay. 


3) Quiet, Secluded Lake Home with Stunning Views

Location: Mosfellsbær

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $180+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6641105

This divine two bedroom lakeside home is one of Iceland’s premier Airbnb Plus offerings, and worth every penny. From your secluded little slice of paradise, the Northern Lights are at your fingertips. This beautiful home features rustic wood accents throughout, soacious and spotless interiors, a hot tub and is just 40 minutes drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. The home is ideal for a small family who wish to get away from it all in one of the most picturesque places on Earth. 

Guest review: “This is everything you could want in Iceland! Helga was the perfect host. The house is just beautiful, the decor is so perfectly matched and the views are breathtaking. As its only 40min drive from Reykjavik you are still more than able to pop in to town, or you can just bunker down and use the kitchen and cook and relax. Fantastic price, very clean and really generous supply of oils, spices, tea and coffee in the kitchen. Will definitely be recommending this place to my friends.” – Lucy 

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4) Berg 1 . Horse farm life 

Location: Grundarfjörður

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $150+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14324561

With almost 700 happy Airbnb guests singing its praises, this one bedroom cottage on a horse farm promises a getaway in one of Iceland’s most beautiful locations. With a mountain range as your backdrop and waterfalls within five minutes drive, you’ll love the simplicity of life in this simple little cottage. There is a town to stock up on essentials less than ten minutes away, and a serene national park just 25 minutes away.

Guest review: “We were made to feel so welcome at Anna Dóra’s property. Our cabin was cosy and warm and we had everything we needed. The property has the most exceptional scenery and landscape. We were also introduced to some beautiful horses and sheep by Anna Doras gorgeous daughter who made the most memorable tour guide! Thank you for such a lovely stay.” – Kimberly 

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5) Secret Nature Reserve Cabin near to the Blue Lagoon 

Location: Hafnarfjörður

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $150+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13190867

This modern/rustic two bedroom cabin is a cozy and immaculately presented Airbnb Plus in Iceland. Located at the end of a secluded path with a backdrop of the Northern Lights, the home features a roomy interiors and a deck to enjoy the lights from. Reykjavik is 20km away, and the famous Blue Lagoon is 40km away – so lots of day trips are on the agenda from this charming oasis. 

Guest review: “A lovely cabin out of the town, tucked amongst trees (which are a rarity in Iceland!). Loved the décor and comfortable furniture in the living space. The fireplace was also a treat which we loved using. Great communication and easy instructions for self check-in. Many thanks for our stay!” – Tanya 

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Bests AirBNBs in Reykjavik, Iceland

The coastal capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is a fascinating, picturesque city with so much to see and do. A stay at one of these Reykjavik Airbnb’s is a must for at least a few days along your travels. 


6) Stroll to Town in a 1930s Apartment with Landmark Views 

Location: Reykjavik 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $130+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17094771

This is my personal choice for the best overall Reykjavik Airbnb, thanks to its endless rave reviews, great amenities and perfect location. The one bedroom apartment is chic, stylish and artistic, while having a modern design that is clean and seamless. It has a full kitchen, laundry, bathroom essentials and lots of thoughtful touches throughout. It is also in the heart of Reykjavik, just steps from one of the city’s most bustling streets for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. The Airbnb Plus is also a short walk to the National Gallery and five minutes to the nearest outdoor thermal pools and sauna. 

Guest review: “If we could give this place 100 stars we would have! The hosts Angela and Steiner were so helpful and informative leading up to our stay and were brilliant during. The home is exactly as stated but they neglect to mention how funky, quiet and that it has a super doopa coffee shop down the road! It is close to everything you could possibly need and has free parking all around the area. We absolutely recommend this place to everyone! Just a totally awesome awesome place! Great bathroom (awesome shower), kitchen area and the bedroom is comfy as and gets quiet dark so you can sleep when it’s still light outside! Don’t miss out on this place for you stay in Reykjavík. Oh and Ps there is a great little fish shop just down the road!” – Sophie 

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7) Stroll to Reykjavik Harbor from a Cozy Apartment 

Location: Reykjavik 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22049109

Close to Downtown Reykjavic, this sleek and minimal one bedroom apartment is classically stylish and sophisticated. It features a balcony, and is a short walk to Reykjavik Harbour. This 5-star rated Iceland Airbnb is in a friendly central neighborhood, no more than 10 minutes to the heart of the city on foot. The Airbnb Plus is also close to a popular city swimming pool that has geothermal pools and rejuvenating saunas. 

Guest review: “Amazing! We definitely thought Hrafn’s place was one of our favourite places we have stayed in! His place has everything you needed, is I think better in real life than per the photos and is in a great location. The nearest bus stop for tours was only 5min walk away, and the walk into the city centre was less than 10min. Hafn was prompt and clear in his communication to us and very accomodating. We wished we could have stayed longer to make the most of his place. Definitely recommend and would most definitely come back if we were to visit Reykjavik again!” – Johnny

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Cheap Iceland Airbnbs


Best Budget-Friendly & Cheap AirBNBs in Iceland 

Iceland isn’t the cheapest country in the world, but these budget-friendly Airbnb’s will allow you to save a little cash to instead spend on visits to the many sights and attractions across the stunning country. 


8) NEW Wonderful Studio Apartment*GREAT LOCATION*

Location: Reykjavik 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: No 

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33924537

This modern little abode in the city of Reykjavik is brand new and stocked with all the essentials you could need for a stellar stay. Perfect for a solo traveler or a couple, the studio apartment has a kitchen, bathroom with washing machine, living room and comes with a parking space. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access into the heart of Reykjavik. 

Guest review: “Cosy little apartment that was perfect for the few days that me and my partner spent in Iceland. The location was perfect, just a short walk to the city. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. We were also sent so much information beforehand which was very helpful!” – Lisa 

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9) Small and Cozy Cottage Next to the Ocean (nr 2)

Location: Borgarnes 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21216002

This pretty cottage in Borgarnes has received a perfect 5 star score from over 250 Airbnb guests and counting. And what’s not to love? The secluded home is equipped with two beds, and is clean, warm and cozy. The town is 5km away, and is where to go to stock up on essentials. Enjoy the Northern Lights during winter, and look out to the Atlantic Ocean as well. The cottage features a travel cot and high chair for families and it is just over an hour’s drive to the capital of Reykjavik. 

Guest review: “This peaceful cottage 10mins outside Borgarnes is delightful. Warm and clean and just as advertised. You need a car to get about. It is a great base to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Loved our stay!” – Dave 

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10) A small but cozy stay in the heart of Selfoss

Location: Selfoss 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $40+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31073870

This studio guest suite is the best cheap Iceland Airbnb by a mile – for so many amazing reasons! The cozy and warm suite is perfect for solo travelers or those who don’t need much, and has a comfortable loft bedroom, a private bathroom and a small kitchen. The town of Selfoss is a south coast gem, situated on the Iceland Ring Road. Set out on day trips to glaciers, lagoons, rivers, waterfalls, beaches – the options are endless!

Guest review: “Halldor’s place is Selfoss is SO cute! A lot of thought went into the space. LOVED the bathroom and also the nice touches such as breakfast food and coffee and books on Iceland. Great, central location! Be sure to visit the Kaffi Krus… the local coffee shop. Excellent food and hospitality!” – Connie 

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Best Romantic AirBNBs in Iceland

Iceland, with it’s eternally cozy and romantic winter landscape, is a beautiful destination for a romantic getaway. These romantic Iceland Airbnb’s promise a rendezvous you just can’t beat. 


11) Explore Hot Springs and Lava Fields from a Backyard Cottage

Location: Hveragerði

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $170+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22078305

This is my choice for the best overall Airbnb in Iceland – and I had many amazing homes to choose from! But this 5-star rated Airbnb Plus tiny house just blew me away. The one bedroom home in Hveragerði is spacious, bright and so cute. It even has an epic hot tub and heated floors to keep you toasty during winter! What’s better, Hveragerði is known as the “hot springs capital of the world”, and the beautiful location features a thermal river, lots of hiking trails and a majestic mountain backdrop. 

Guest review: “This spot it so amazing! It’s a treasure to stay here and it’s a great location for so many awesome Iceland adventures. We saw the northern lights on our last night here. Marteinn knocked on our door to make sure we could enjoy them! So awesome!” – Camille 

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12) Sæberg, comfort in the fjord

Location: Seyðisfjörður

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $170+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6974645

There were many, but I chose this secluded studio cabin as the best romantic Iceland Airbnb. The reimagined house has been renovated from a historic schoolhouse to a modern pad, and offers unbelievable views of the surrounding fjords. The heated cabin has a kitchen, fireplace, and unique spiral staircase to the loft bedroom, and the town of  Seyðisfjörður is less than 10 minutes away in the car. Totally secluded and so romantic. 

Guest review: “This is the place you are looking for. It was EASILY the best place we stayed in, in all of Iceland. It was atmospheric and stylishly put together. It is made just for the traveler. Everything is in good condition and lots of thoughtful touches. It even has a piano. Loved seeing sheep on the front door when we arrived, along with the waterfall out the front window. It is a shortish drive down a gravel road, which can be a bit off putting, but once we knew where it was, the drive to and from made it even better. Great food in town too. It was also the best value of all the places we stayed!” – Lisa 

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Best AirBNBs on the Iceland Ring Road

The Iceland Ring Road is a single road that circles the entire island, so it’s pretty easy to navigate around these parts and stop off for many perfection vacation photos. These Iceland Ring Road Airbnb’s make travelling around this picturesque country a breeze. 


13) Ocean Front Villa-Near Blue Lagoon

Location: Vogar 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $220+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5245716

Another Iceland Airbnb that comes with high praise from many happy guests, this one bedroom apartment in Vogar is nestled within an oceanfront villa worthy of a postcard. The private property boasts amazing sea and mountain views, and a private beach, and the ground floor apartment has its own private entrance and jacuzzi. This stunning peninsula location offers serene seaside walks, lava field hikes, bird watching, kayaking and a true sense of getting back to nature. And with Reykjavik just 35km away and the Blue Lagoon 15km away, its the perfect location to stay that’s a stone’s throw from the capital. 

Guest review: “Perfect way to end our 10 day stay in Iceland. After driving around the entire island we were exhausted. Anna’s home was so relaxing and serene. Spacious, comfortable and clean, this home is set in a picture perfect location. Communication with Anna along with her hospitality was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay here and would highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone looking for accomodation.” – Ayesha 

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Romantic Iceland Airbnbs


14) A Beautiful Cottage Close to Geysir

Location: Uthlid

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $300+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1186427

This unique two bedroom Iceland cottage is stylish, eco-friendly and perfectly situated close to many of the country’s best natural wonders. It features spacious interiors, and has a backyard with children’s playground and fruit trees that blossom in summer. In one of the Iceland Ring Road’s best locations, you’ll have easy access to many towns and natural landmarks that are unique to Iceland. 

Guest review: “Palmis summer house is very beautiful and has everything you need for a relaxing easy stay. It’s set in a lava field. Stunning! Palmi is a generous and enthusiastic host and does all he can to help you in Iceland. He means it when he offers to help you understand Iceland and what you might want to do. There are many wonderful places to visit nearby. Seriously wonderful!We loved our stay and highly recommend it.” – Lizzie 

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15) MARIA Luxury Villa South-west

Location: Vesturland 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $450+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1856259

This four bedroom villa is not only the best luxury Airbnb in Iceland, but maybe one of the coolest homes you’ll ever experience on the homeshare platform. The sprawling home is packed with features you’ll wish you had back home, including a hot tub, indoor fireplace, full kitchen, kids playroom, outdoor BBQ and an epic sauna. A unique blend of design elements make this home a standout, and its location in the west of Iceland offers daytrips to beaches, waterfalls, national parks and the iconic Golden Circle. 

Guest review: “Gestur’s villa is breathtaking. The view is incredible, the location is semi private, and the house itself is lovely. The hot tub and sauna were a smash hit for us, especially on chilly mornings. This is a great place to stay if your exploring the northeast of Iceland. Our suggestion would be to leave at least one full day to enjoy the home, as the space has so much to offer. We definitely would return again sometime soon.” – Karla 

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Romantic Airbnbs in Iceland


Iceland Tours & Experiences

Few countries offer the unique landscapes that Iceland does, or have a front row seat for the famous Northern Lights either. Whether hiking through an ice cave and glacier, taking a soak in the blue lagoon, day tripping around the Golden Circle or gazing at the Aurora Borealis is your sightseeing style, these bestselling Iceland tours and experiences are a must. 


Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

“Experience one of the world’s great natural phenomena on a 4-hour evening bus tour of Iceland. Depart the bright lights of Reykjavik to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).”

https://www.getyourguide.com/reykjavik-l30/northern-lights-bus-tour-t67019/

Price: From $74 USD (4 hours) 

Review: “We were picked up promptly and only travelled about 30 minutes before our guide spotted the northern lights. We pulled over at a safe spot near the beach. The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. He offered great tips for taking photos and patiently offered to take photos of groups of people. We stayed watching them for about an hour before heading back to the bus for hot chocolate and cake! A great tour!” – Sarah, United Kingdom  

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Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

“Soak in this life-changing experience as you step inside a natural blue ice cave and walk on Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, in Skaftafell National Park.

https://www.getyourguide.com/vatnajoekull-national-park-l2246/skaftafell-ice-caving-glacier-hike-t166280/

Price: From $177 USD (4 hours) 

Review: “We were concerned about the four hour drive from Reykjavik to do the glacier hike. The weather, however, was forecast to be above freezing and the scenery along the drive turned out to be just incredible even though we drove through significant rain and strong cross winds. The drive itself was one of the highlights of our time in Iceland! The hike up the glacier was awesomely cool and the drive back afforded us the opportunity to see the northern lights! The hike up the glacier was somewhat strenuous (we’re in our 50’s) but totally worth being out of breath when you see the views and breathe the fresh air. Both ice caves are so unique and are a once in a lifetime experience. Go as high as you can or as high as the guide offers to take you because the views get better with each step and the hike down is easy. Remember, you can do at least 60% more than you think you can!” – Jennifer, United States 

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Iceland Honeymoon Airbnbs

 

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour with Blue Lagoon Visit & Entry

“This combination package takes you to see the most popular sights in Iceland on a tour of the Golden Circle, followed by a dip in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. See geysirs, hot springs, the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and more in just one day.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/reykjavik-l30/from-reykjavik-golden-circle-tour-and-blue-lagoon-ticket-t224019/

Price: From $300 USD (13 hours) 

Review: “This is a must if you are visiting Iceland. Our tour guide was amazing the whole trip was great. We got to see waterfalls, geysirs and where tectonic plates meet. Then in the evening we were taken to the blue lagoon which was amazing. Highly recommended trip for a great price.” – Leah, United Kingdom 

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Reykjavik Airbnbs

 

Did I leave out any epic Iceland AirBNBs? 

There were so many top notch Iceland Airbnb’s, if I listed them all this list would be a mile long. However, if you have stayed at a superb Iceland Airbnb that didn’t make my list – or are the proud host of one – feel free to reach out to me on my social media channels or at my email and I’ll see what I can do to get you on the list!

Single Iceland Airbnbs


Planning a trip to Iceland?

You’re in for an unforgettable experience! I am building up my Iceland content as we speak, but to keep you going in the meantime, here are my other Iceland lists, blogs and guides that will give you many ideas on what to see, do, eat, drink and enjoy in this beautiful part of the world!

Iceland Airbnbs For Couples


Final thoughts on Iceland AirBNBs…

WOW is all I can say. Airbnb hosts truly put their heart and soul into their homeshare offerings, and you can tell from how they describe both their homes and their region of Iceland that they are proud to have visitors come and experience it too. As Iceland only grows in popularity and slowly becomes part of Europe’s tourist trail, now’s the time to book your ticket and experience it for yourself!

Iceland Reykjavic Airbnbs


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