20 Best Airbnbs in Iceland (2023 Edition)

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Iceland is a land of endless adventure. Its unparalleled landscapes offer tourists rare attractions to discover, such as natural hot springs, black sand beaches, and dormant volcanoes. In the country’s capital city, Reykjavík, visitors can learn about Iceland’s Viking history, sample Icelandic foods, or experience the city’s nightlife. There is so much to do in this country that one trip might not be enough! 

Everyone vacations differently, but the one thing we all look for is excellent accommodation. We all know how hard it can be to find the perfect rental, which is why we here at Road Affair have done all the searching for you by creating a list of the best Airbnbs in Iceland. 

Each Airbnb listed is hosted by a superhost, and some listings even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners recognized for their outstanding hospitality toward guests, while Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exceptional homes that have been in-person verified.

Related: 20 Best Places to Visit in Iceland

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Modern House With Amazing Views

This two-bedroom home is located in Vaðlaheiði, near Northern Iceland’s capital city of Akureyri. 

With accommodation for up to four guests, this house for rent is the perfect countryside getaway. After a long day of adventuring, guests can sit back with a glass of wine on the private patio and take in breathtaking bay views of Akureyri. 

Inside, there is a fully equipped kitchen, a gorgeous wood dining table, and a living room with bench seating. Large windows allow for plenty of natural light and offer fantastic views of Súlur Mountain. The first bedroom has single bunk beds, and the loft has a double bed. An extra bed and a baby bed are also available upon request. 

Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest city and is only a 10-minute drive from this Airbnb. The city has many trendy restaurants, casual bars, and some of Iceland’s best museums for guests to explore.

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Farm Cabin Near Snæfellsjökull National Park

If you are looking to rent a cabin in Iceland, why not stay with Anna and Óli on their large farm located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula? 

This cozy cabin is perfect for couples or solo travelers and is pet-friendly. There are two cabins for rent, so you could have up to four guests stay on the property. Inside both cabins, there is a queen-size bed, minifridge, free Wi-Fi, stove, shower, and basic cooking utensils. There is also patio furniture outside for guests to use during the summer months. 

Guests will have access to a washer and dryer inside the main house and are welcome to visit the farm animals on the property. These Icelandic cabins are right on the beach, making it perfect for morning strolls along the sea. 

Hiking, golfing, horseback riding tours, fishing tours, and whale watching are all located nearby. You can even take the ferry to the Western Fjords or drive 45 minutes to Snæfellsjökull National Park.

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Cozy Cabin Near Selfoss 

This quaint Airbnb in Iceland is located an hour away from Reykjavík, near the small town of Selfoss. 

The interior of the rental is all wood and has a built-in double bed designed into the wall. There is a small living area with a couch and TV for lounging and a dining table for two. Guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal in the full kitchen equipped with a stove, oven, fridge, and kettle. There is also free Wi-Fi available throughout the home. 

Perhaps the best feature of this rental is the semi-enclosed patio, where guests can relax with a cup of tea and watch the northern lights dance above them. 

Selfoss is only a 15-minute drive away and has plenty of restaurants and shops as well as a community swimming pool. Horseback riding tours and hiking tours are also offered nearby.

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Log Cabin Near Blue Lagoon 

This log home nestled in a nature reserve is so stunning that it had to be included on our list of best Airbnb rentals in Iceland. 

This two-bedroom cabin has everything you need for a spectacular stay, including an outdoor hot tub. The full kitchen is well stocked with a microwave, wine glasses, a coffee maker, a dishwasher, and much more. In the summer, guests can opt to cook outside on the barbecue and enjoy their meal on the patio overlooking the wild Icelandic landscape.

There is one entrance to the bedrooms, but the rooms are divided by a wall. In the first bedroom, there is a set of bunk beds and a dresser for storage. In the second bedroom, there is a double bed and built-in wall reading lights. 

This beautiful short-term rental in Iceland is a 35-minute drive from Reykjavík Airport and about a 40-minute drive to the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs.

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Guesthouse With a Private Hot Tub

This vacation rental in Iceland has fantastic amenities for its guests and offers on-site horseback riding tours. 

This Airbnb is located roughly 10 minutes north of Selfoss on a family-run farm. The interior has been beautifully designed in a contemporary country style and has space to sleep five guests. There is a bedroom with a double bed, a pull-out couch in the living room, and a loft with two additional beds. 

The full kitchen is well stocked with all the cooking essentials, and superhost Sabine has even provided children’s toys and books to keep the little ones entertained while you cook. 

Guests will have their own patio with a barbecue, solid wood patio furniture, and a hot tub. You will also have access to the stables and fields where you can visit the farm’s horses.

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Apartment in the Heart of Downtown Reykjavík

If you are looking to spend more time in the country’s capital, this upgraded 1930s accommodation in Iceland is for you.

This one-bedroom Airbnb Plus rental has large picture windows that offer fantastic views of both the city and mountains. After a day touring the city, guests can relax on the comfortable sectional couch in the living room and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The full kitchen is very modern and has a dishwasher, coffee maker, and all the cooking essentials. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and hanger rack. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous walk-in shower and a washing machine. 

This Airbnb in Reykjavík, Iceland, is located across the street from the famous Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church. It is within walking distance of Laugavegur street – a popular downtown street with many restaurants, galleries, cafés, and boutique shops.

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs in Reykjavík

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Camping Pod in Fossatún

If you are on the hunt for a unique Iceland Airbnb, why not stay in this log camping pod? 

The pods are beautifully built with wooden interiors and a bed large enough to accommodate two people. The rental does not come with bedding, but sleeping bags are available to rent for those who don’t have one. In each pod, there is a small table, a minifridge, electrical sockets, heating, and a bench. 

The property has an on-site restaurant where guests can dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Alternatively, you can choose to prepare your own meals in one of the two communal full kitchens. There are also hot tubs, communal bathrooms and showers, and a barbecue area for use on the property. For an additional cost, guests can have access to a washer and dryer.

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Secluded Log Cabin Near Kirkjubæjarklaustur

This stunning Iceland Airbnb is tucked away on the edge of a lava field where crystal clear water flows out, creating the Jónskvísl Creek that runs right beside the house.  

The home is the picture of countryside serenity and can accommodate five guests. There are three single beds in the loft and a double bed in the bedroom downstairs. Guests will find all they need to cook in the full kitchen and can enjoy their meals at the dining table while looking out at the rugged country landscape. In the living room, there is a small sectional couch and a TV where you can relax after a day of adventuring. 

This cabin rental in Iceland is located on superhost David’s family farm south of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Fans of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones will find that a few of the filming locations are located near this rental, including Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, where Jon Snow famously fought the Night King and his army beyond the wall.

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Cottage on Reynisfjara Beach

This tiny house cottage in Iceland is ideal for couples or families looking to wake up to breathtaking sea views every morning. 

The rental is located on Reynisfjara Beach, a 10-minute drive west of the seaside village of Vik. Guests will get to wake up to the sounds of the ocean every day and be able to gaze out at the black sand and basalt formations on the beach from the cottage windows. 

The cottage is quite spacious inside and is furnished with comfortable contemporary pieces. This Airbnb can sleep up to four guests using the pull-out couch in the living room and the double bed in the bedroom. There is a small kitchenette where guests can cook on the stove and a microwave to reheat meals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the rental, and superhost Ragnar even allows for long-term stays.

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Beautifully Designed House in Uthlid

This stunning Airbnb in Iceland has been uniquely designed to reflect the rugged Icelandic landscape that surrounds it. 

The home was sustainably built and is heated using geothermal water from a nearby hot spring that runs through the pipes and ceiling. The interior is decorated in minimalist contemporary décor that makes for a very comfortable and stylish stay. There are two bedrooms that have queen-size beds and a third smaller room with a children’s bed. 

The home also features a full kitchen with an espresso machine, a bright living room with a large sectional couch, and one full bathroom with heated towel racks and a walk-in shower. Outside, guests will have access to a fantastic playground, a hot tub, a barbecue, and a spacious patio. 

This home is located on the famous Golden Circle Route, 10 minutes away from Geysir Hot Springs.

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Villa for Large Groups

If you are in search of an Iceland Airbnb that can accommodate your large group, this is the place. 

This three-bedroom villa is centrally located, at only two hours away from Reykjavík. One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed, and one bedroom has two twins that can be converted to a king. The third bedroom has a small double bed, and a cot is also available. The full kitchen is well stocked with a coffee maker, Nespresso machine, dishwasher, and toaster. 

The entire home is bathed in natural sunlight from skylights and picture windows. There is a TV and DVD player in the living room where guests can watch movies from the couch or lounge chairs. The bathroom features a walk-in shower with large picture windows that look out to the open landscapes outside. There is also a washer and a dryer.

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The Red Cabin 

This rustic two-bedroom cabin is nestled in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is perfect for families or larger groups. 

This Airbnb in Iceland has space to accommodate up to eight guests. You can look at booking both identical cabins available on the property for those with even larger groups. There are two bedrooms, both with bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and a single at the top. A pull-out couch in the living room can also be used for additional bedding. 

Inside, this cozy cabin is decorated in rustic wooden furnishings that give the space a welcoming and warm feel. The full kitchen includes a microwave, fridge, oven, and all the basics to prepare a meal. Alternatively, you could head outside and cook a meal on the barbecue. 

Guests will also have access to an on-site hot tub, where they can gaze at the stars while soaking in the warm water. There is also a playground outside where kids can play.

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Luxury Home Near Akureyri

If you are looking for a house rental in Iceland that offers luxury and modern amenities, look no further than superhost Gunnar’s Airbnb in Northern Iceland. 

This stunning three-bedroom home has exceptional views of Akureyri Bay from its large, floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can enjoy the panoramic views from either the private hot tub or from the comfortable couch in the living room. 

The house is all on one floor, making it ideal for those with accessibility needs. There are three bedrooms with double beds and a smaller bedroom with a child-size bed. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook for larger groups and comes well equipped with all the basics for cooking. Guests can also opt to cook a meal outside on the terrace with the barbecue. In the bathroom, there is a spacious walk-in shower and a washer and dryer.

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Bright Cabin in Njarðvík

This cozy and light-filled Airbnb Plus is ideal for two friends or solo travelers looking for a vacation home for rent in Iceland.

The interior has a classic warm cabin feel with its knotted wood walls, but the modern upgrades give it an air of luxury. The bedroom has complimentary robes for guests and features two single beds and a TV. There is also a small desk and chair for those looking to get some work done on holiday. 

The kitchenette has the basic necessities such as a minifridge, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave. There is also a small breakfast table. After a day of adventuring, guests can enjoy a hot shower in the bathroom’s walk-in shower and then wrap themselves in a warm towel from the heated towel rack. 

This Airbnb in Iceland is located in the heart of Njarðvík and is only a 10-minute drive from the Blue Lagoon.

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Lake House in Mosfellsbær

If you are looking for a peaceful home in Iceland, this Airbnb Plus near Reykjavík is for you. 

This modern home can accommodate up to four guests and offers outstanding lake and mountain views from almost every room. In the first bedroom, there is a king-size bed and room-darkening shades. In the second bedroom, there is a double bed and a small desk and chair for those looking to get some work done. The bathroom has a luxurious feeling and features tasteful lighting fixtures, a walk-in shower, heated floors, and a heated towel rack. 

Guests will find all they need to prepare a meal in the full kitchen. You can enjoy your meal at the dining table while looking out at the lake or sit in the living room and eat while streaming your favorite shows on the Smart TV. 

Perhaps the best part of this rental is the backyard. Guests can relax on the hammock, soak in the hot tub, or cook a meal on the barbecue. With amenities like this, it’s easy to see why this home hits our list as one of the best Iceland Airbnbs.

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Tiny House in Hveragerði

This Iceland Airbnb Plus is located in the hot springs capital of the world and is perfect for couples or solo travelers. 

The entire home is equipped with heated floors and painted in cheerful pastel colors, creating a welcoming and comfortable space. There is a large blue sectional couch in the living room where guests can cozy up after a long day and watch Netflix on the Smart TV. 

There is a set of bunk beds in the bedroom with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on the top. The full kitchen has everything guests will need, including an espresso machine and a quaint breakfast table. After a day of outdoor activities, guests can rinse off in the walk-in shower and wrap themselves in a warm towel from the heated towel racks. 

Guests will also have access to shared on-site amenities such as a hot tub and sauna.

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Boho-Inspired Cottage in Hafnarfjörður

This two-bedroom Airbnb Plus located on the outskirts of Reykjavík is ideal for families. 

The home’s interior is filled with plants and handcrafted furniture, creating a relaxing and unique space. Superhosts Anthony and Ýr have gone above and beyond to make their home family-friendly by stocking it with a baby bath, a changing table, a high chair, and much more. 

The first bedroom has a king-size bed and is filled with lush plants and natural light. The second bedroom is also very bright and airy and features a queen-size bed. In the bathroom, there is a washer, a soaking tub, and a shower. The full kitchen is well stocked with everything you will need, including a dishwasher. 

Guests can enjoy their morning coffee in the immaculately designed backyard that has a wall of potted plants, twinkle lights, a barbecue, and a small patio set.

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Private Room Near Glacier Lagoon

Instead of renting a house in Iceland, why not stay in this luxury private bedroom with resident superhosts Hjálmar and Katrín?

This beautiful Airbnb is located in a rural area near Jökulsárlón lake – an area well-known for its floating icebergs. There are multiple rental room options in the house to fit your needs or to accommodate more people. You can choose between rooms with a king-size bed, queen-size bed, or double bed. Each room is quite spacious and has a TV, coffee maker, and minifridge. The bathroom features a stunning walk-in rain shower and heated towel racks.   

This rental does not come with access to shared common areas such as a kitchen or living room. However, Hjálmar and Katrín are happy to give you recommendations on where to eat nearby. 

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Tiny House Near Reykjahlíð 

This unique Airbnb in Iceland is part of an accommodation complex near Reykjahlíð, a small town on the shores of Lake Mývatn in the north.

The home’s interior has an open-concept design and features excellent views of the nearby lava field and lake. There is a comfortable double bed in the bedroom, and superhost Lilja can provide a crib upon request. The en suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and is tiled in all white to give the space a sleek and clean feel. 

The kitchenette is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, toaster, coffee maker, and more. There is also a small breakfast table where guests can enjoy their meals with views of the village church. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the rental. 

This Iceland Airbnb is a short drive away from many popular attractions such as Mývatn Nature Baths, Stóragjá Caves, and Hverfjall Volcano.

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Seaside House in Bolungarvík 

This classic Icelandic fishing home is over 100 years old and has been completely restored to reflect a more modern style.

This house can accommodate four guests using the pull-out couch and a double bed in the loft. From the loft, guests will have fantastic views of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.

The full kitchen has black finishes that give it a sleek feel and includes a coffee maker, oven, microwave, and stove. Guests can enjoy their meals at the four-person dining table while watching TV on the flatscreen. The bathroom is relatively small, but it has luxury upgrades like a walk-in rain shower and heated towel racks. 

Bolungarvík is a small fishing village north of Ísafjörður. The town has a community pool and hot tubs, a bar, a restaurant, and two grocery stores, all of which are within walking distance of the rental.

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Iceland is a unique country where fairytale landscapes and dream-like scenery become a reality. It will answer the call if you are hungry for adventure, whether it’s chasing waterfalls, hiking volcanoes, bathing in hot springs, or glacier hunting.