8 Airbnb Homes in Iceland for When You Finally Make That Trip

Just imagine getting to witness the Northern Lights from the comforts of your own backyard.

Let’s be honest — whenever most of us hear ‘Iceland’, one thing always comes to mind: the ever elusive Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. But did you know that there’s so much more this Nordic island country has to offer? Gorgeous waterfalls, mountains, caves, and even breathtaking manmade structures await at this bucket list-worthy destination.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan that trip! Here’s a tip: Choosing a place to stay from this list of Airbnb homes in Iceland is a great place to start!

Also read: 18 Otherworldly Attractions to Visit in Iceland

1. This cosy cabin in the Icelandic countryside

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Listing name: Múlakot 5 Cosy cabin with amazing views
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

For a not-so-typical trip to Iceland, why not go for this quiet hideout in the countryside? Situated close to the picturesque town of Borgarnes, this Airbnb is not too far from Reykjavik, Iceland’s buzzing capital.

Providing guests with the ultimate cabin experience, this rustic home offers views of the most gorgeous scenes: glaciers, volcanoes, and coastline beaches. Guests are also invited to explore the property, or hike through the hills that surround the cabin. Plus, thanks to this Airbnb’s remote location in the woods, you’re guaranteed to witness a sky filled with stars once night falls. If you play your cards right, you’ll even get to see the Northern Lights from the comforts of this cosy home! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

2. This artsy apartment overlooking the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church

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Listing name: Stroll to Town in a 1930s Apartment with Landmark Views
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

If staying within close proximity to popular tourist attractions is your priority, then look no further than this centrally located apartment! Nestled in Reykjavik’s trendiest neighbourhood, this Iceland Airbnb places guests just steps away from lots of iconic sights. Right across, you’ll find the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church. Meanwhile, just five minutes from here, you’ll find Sundhöllin Public Baths — the oldest swimming pool in the city! Harpa Concert Hall, the National Theater, and the National Gallery are just a 10-minute walk away as well.

Not just a great pick for its location, this home also comes highly recommended for its Instagrammable interiors and stunning views of the mountain ranges. In addition, this warm and inviting home is quite peaceful despite being located right in the thick of all the action! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

3. This stylish home with breathtaking nature views

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Listing name: Amazing view - Moderne apartment
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

When we speak of travelling to Iceland, we’re often just talking about Reykjavik. For a little something different, you might want to stay in the lesser-known (but still quite popular) Akureyri. Known as the capital of Northern Iceland, this town is bustling with shops, restaurants, and galleries that are worth discovering. It’s also known to host fun concerts and music festivals — so if that sounds like your kind of thing, you might want to schedule your trip accordingly!

No matter what time of year you book this Airbnb, though, one thing’s for sure: You’re in for a memorable stay. As you witness its picturesque views of the bay and the beautiful Mount Súlur from the outdoor patio, we don’t doubt you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave this home! In the winter, you just might be lucky enough to spot the Aurora Borealis from here. Or, if you visit in the summertime, you can expect to be rewarded with amazing views of the midnight sun! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

4. This charming bed and breakfast in an idyllic, off-the-grid location

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Listing name: Bed & Breakfast close to Vik
Listing type: Private room in bed and breakfast
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

This tranquil farmhouse sits in an idyllic property in Southern Iceland. Despite its off-the-beaten path location, it actually provides guests with easy access to the area’s major attractions. Close to the quaint seafront village of Vik, it’s located close to black beaches and awe-inspiring wonders such as the Myrdalsjökullglacier Glacier, and the Skógafoss waterfall.

In addition to having popular tourist sites within easy reach, this Airbnb in Iceland is ideal for travellers looking for a true home away from home. Your gracious hosts are dedicated to making you feel perfectly comfortable — and their amazing breakfasts are a major bonus! Plus, with a comfy bed and amazing views to wake up to, nothing is amiss at this restful hideaway. Learn more about this Airbnb here.

Also read: Iceland Too Expensive? Here’s How to Travel There on a Tight Budget

5. This quiet, well-appointed cottage with a very inviting hot tub

Listing name: Quiet, Secluded Lake Home with Stunning Views
Listing type: Entire cottage
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

We just love that this cottage is the perfect mix of rustic and modern! Its tasteful wooden accents give it a countryside feel, while its generous set of amenities make it comparable to a hotel suite. Tucked in a quiet location overlooking stunning Icelandic hills, this home offers just the right distance away from the busy city. 

A great base for exploring Iceland’s many attractions, this Airbnb is close to lots of must-see sights. Downtown Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, Langjökull, and the Blue Lagoon are under an hour away, and can easily be reached via a scenic drive. As you return home from your days spent sightseeing, the hot tub becomes particularly inviting. Filled with geothermal water, it’s like having your own personal hot spring! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

6. This picturesque eco-cabin just outside Reykjavik

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Listing name: Secret Nature Reserve Cabin near to the Blue Lagoon
Listing type: Entire cabin
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

A quaint home atop a hill, this Airbnb in Iceland is just the place for an authentic travel experience. Take note that having a car rental is a must when staying at this cabin, and that taking a 4x4 is essential when visiting in the winter! Expect to walk up a lot of stairs, too. But if you’re physically ready for it, then don’t you worry — the short climb is worth it! Time your visit right, and you’ll even be able to catch the Aurora Borealis from here.

Located 20 kilometres from Reykjavik’s city centre, this home is within driving distance to popular sights like the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle. It’s a particularly great choice for those who’d like to explore Iceland’s Southwest area! As it's tucked in a beautiful nature reserve, this Airbnb places you close to a picturesque hiking trail — you’ll want to take advantage of this! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

7. This luxurious villa surrounded by beautiful nature scenes

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Listing name: MARIA Luxury Villa South-west
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 4

If you’re the type of traveller who never settles for less than luxurious, then you’ll definitely want to check out this sumptuous villa. As comfortable as it is well-appointed, it comes with four bedrooms and a spacious terrace — we’re sure it’ll be your favourite spot in the house! We hear it’s an ideal location for watching the Northern Lights, too.

Surrounded by some of the most gorgeous scenes, this Airbnb provides guests with direct access to walking and hiking trails to the Salmon River and a nearby lake. From here, you can also easily reach the town of Akranes and explore the wonders of West Iceland. But here’s something you might want to keep in mind: Previous guests recommend that you allot an entire day of your itinerary to simply spending time just hanging out at the villa and enjoying all the amenities it has to offer (because yes, it’s that great)! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

8. This peaceful studio apartment with panoramic sea views

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Listing name: Admire the Rugged Landscape at a Nature-Inspired Coastal Pad
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: Studio

Ever fantasised about getting to see the Aurora Borealis from your own backyard? At this Airbnb in Iceland, you might finally make that dream come true! Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Reykjavik, this quaint studio apartment offers guests the best of both worlds. Here, you can enjoy quiet nights, gorgeous nature views, and easy access to buzzing city.

As you step into this cosy home, you’ll immediately be able to tell that it was thoughtfully put together. Lovingly decorated and well-equipped with more than just your basic necessities, it will undoubtedly make you feel right at home. The best part? You’ll have some of the most beautiful Icelandic landscapes right at your doorstep! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

Also read: 10 Unique Airbnbs for an Unforgettable Travel Experience

Did you find your dream Iceland Airbnb on this list? We sure hope you did! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that you finally make that coveted Northern Lights sighting, too.


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