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Homes for rent in Iceland

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Entire home · Grímsnes og grafningshreppur
Small cottage in amazing landscape
Small cottage in south of Iceland. Only 30 minute drive to many of the most amazing nature resorts on Iceland such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. Built to be a family guest house but has taken the role of being some-sort of a romantic get-away for newly weds and people celebrating wedding anniversaries....Funny how things change :D The house includes; Bed, sofa bed, kitchen tools, 4G wireless internet, hot tub and much more(see pics)
Entire home · Hveragerði
Luxury Riverfront Villa w/hot tub
The house is simply amazing, modern and comfortable with views all around thanks to the large windows and a fantastic location, right on the river and by beautiful mountains.
Entire home · Borgarnes
Stafholtsey Farm
This beautiful holiday villa/house has 5 bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, dishwasher, oven, 1 bathroom with shower. TV- flatscreen. A terrace. Magnificent mountain view and surroundings. 160fm Villa -2 floor house Mountain/Glacier View 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Reykjavík 15-20 minutes drive from Borgarnes 10 minutes drive to Krauma Bathing 15 minutes drive to Reykholt - Snorrastofa. 30 minutes drive to Húsafell.

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Vacation rentals in Iceland

Entire rental unit · Akureyri
Amazing view - Moderne apartment
Tiny home · Hella
Glass cottage with Hot tub "Blár"
Private room · Borgarnes
Fossatún Camping Pods - Camping Pod
Farm stay · Grundarfjörður
Nónsteinn -2- Enjoy life in the countryside.
Entire cottage · Ólafsfjörður
Mountain Cottage - indoor hot tub
Entire cottage · The next village is Búðardalur
Kolsstaðir - Piece of Heaven
Tiny home · Reykjahlíð
Ash Modern Cabin
Entire rental unit · Akureyri
Beautiful place with great view
Entire cottage · IS
Peace, elegance + stunning views from your hot tub
Entire cabin · Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Fossar Cabin
Entire cottage · Hella
Afternoon cottages near Hekla - (Nr. 2)
Entire cabin · Hafnarfjörður
Lovely cabin close to Blue Lagoon

Apartments for rent in Iceland

Entire rental unit · Kálfafell
Selfell Guesthouse - Apartment 1
Entire rental unit · Akureyri
Beautiful studio with great view
Entire rental unit · Reykjavík
Cozy apartment, FREE parking and FREE wifi!
Entire rental unit · Reykjavík
Downtown-2x2-New Design-Apartment "free parking
Entire rental unit · Vogar
Ocean Front Villa-Near Blue Lagoon and Volcano
Entire rental unit · IS
Duplex w/ amazing view, ideal for long stays
Entire rental unit · Grundarfjörður
Lárperla / Ocean Pearl
Entire rental unit · IS
Duplex w/ fantastic views, ideal for a long stay
Entire rental unit · Ólafsfjörður
Warm and welcoming apartment
Entire rental unit · Reykjavík
Walk to the Sea from a Charming Apartment in Vesturbær
Entire rental unit · Reykjavík
City Center 1st Floor with Ocean View, Walk to All
Entire rental unit · Reykjavík
Bright flat

Top homes for a summer vacation in Iceland

Entire home · Vik
Valley Guesthouse - Linda's House
Private room · Jökulsárlón
Private Luxury NEW ROOM-7 mins to GlacierLagoon #1
Entire home · Þingeyjarsveit
Original North - Country house
Entire home · Akureyri
Quaint farmhouse in pristine nature
Entire home · Hvalfjörður
unique house by the sea
Entire home · Reykjavík
A private cabin in Reykjavik city suburb
Entire home · Grundarfjörður
Álfasteinn, Destination Paradise ;)
Entire home · Hvolsvollur
Old farmhouse by Eyjafjallajökull
Entire home · Kjósarhreppur
The Hilltop House - Hvammsvik Hot Springs
Entire home · Grindavik
Converted Water Tower
Entire home · Búðardalur
Háafell Lodge
Entire home · Hvammstangi
Eyri seaside houses north, with great sea view.

Your guide to Iceland

Welcome to Iceland

An island born from violent volcanic activity more than 16 million years ago, Iceland’s rugged natural beauty has become globally synonymous with adventurous travelers in search of an off-the-beaten-path holiday. And indeed Iceland’s landscape rewards the curious and intrepid, with all roads and trails seemingly leading toward yet another spectacular Arctic lagoon, geyser, black sand beach, jagged lava field, steaming hot spring, verdant valley, or spiraling mountain top to explore (often without another soul in sight). In winter the dazzling Northern Lights flicker and shimmer overhead, and in summer days stretch without end. With so much natural beauty around, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the capital city of Reykjavík. Host to one of Europe’s most vibrant art and design hubs, Reykjavík’s dining and nightlife scenes play prominently in the lives of locals and visitors alike. And of course, when you’ve hiked too far or danced too much, geothermal-heated milky-blue pools await to soothe sore muscles back to health.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Iceland?

Iceland’s primary seasons of summer and winter offer diametrically different but equally stunning experiences strongly influenced by its proximity to the Arctic Circle. In summer, daylight lingers for up to 24 hours, a Northern Hemisphere phenomenon known as the midnight sun, offering visitors the unusual opportunity to experience neverending daylight around the clock (peaking in June), with numerous agencies offering guided hikes and whale-watching tours illuminated by the nighttime sun. The summer months are also optimal for staying in one of the area’s homes and spending the days investigating the island’s diverse and unique ecosystems — vivid woodlands, pristine ice-blue lakes, craggy peaks, moss-covered coastline, and majestic waterfalls. In winter the days become shorter and the temperatures dip considerably, requiring layered attire. Yet many will tell you Iceland in winter is the best time to visit, with fewer travelers around, inviting an unforgettable sense of solitary silence, the world muffled to a memory by the pristine white snow that covers the landscape. It’s also the season to catch the spectacular Northern Lights.

What are the top things to do in Iceland?

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Also known as Feather River Canyon, a coat of emerald moss covers almost every inch of this remarkable scar across the South Coast destination during summer months. Created by thousands of years of streaming deep-blue glacial water cutting through dark bedrock, the resulting ravishing ravine is popular with hikers and photographers. If you experience a certain sense of familiarity here, it may be because you’ve seen it as the backdrop in a very famous cable network show set within an imaginary realm of fire and ice.

Rauðasandur Beach

With 10 kilometers of golden red-tinged sands to explore during low tide, Rauðasandur Beach is a beachcombing paradise of epic proportions. Known for its red sand and tranquil remoteness, this is a place where migrating whales can be spotted offshore alongside the occasional whale bones onshore. Be prepared to drive carefully along a steep and narrow gravel road to the beach, one requiring constant attention and slow speeds.

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

If peace and quiet rank high on your list and you identify as a capable backcountry backpacker, this nature reserve offers the opportunity to experience a section of Iceland left mostly untouched by human habitation for the last 70 years. Home to the country’s largest colony of Arctic foxes, alongside a unique abundance of endemic flora and fauna, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve’s ecosystem is popular with birders and nature photographers. Camping gear and proper attire are required before entering, as there are no shops available in Hornstrandir.

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