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Top homes for a summer vacation in Iceland

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Top-rated guest suite rentals in Iceland

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Guest suite in Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Mörtunga Farm
Stay at an Icelandic Farmhouse in Mörtunga. Cosy garden level studio apartment at a farm near Kirkjubæjarklaustur. We are young farmers with two young children, living on the upper floor. On the farm we have sheep, horses, chicken a cat called Mjá and a friendly dog named Tryggur. The space is 45 m2 with a bedroom, living room, kitchen and a small bathroom. In the bedroom there is a 140 cm double bed and in the living room a sleeping sofa that can accommodate 1-2 persons.
$194 per night
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Guest suite in Árskógssandur
Waterfront Fjord House - Guest Suite with Seaview
Sea and mountain view from this cozy space facing the fjord of Eyjafjörður. It consists of a comfy bedroom with a kingsize bed, a dining area and your own private bathroom. It has its own entrance and a key box for easy check-in and check-out. The space also offers a coffee machine, a washing machine and dryer for guests to use. Delicious continental breakfast optional.
$79 per night
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Guest suite in Húsavík
Skógar Sunset Guesthouse
The silent lives here. A perfect place to enjoy the midnight sun or the northern lights Húsavík town, Whale watching 15 min. Lake Mývatn 25 min Goðafoss waterfall 30 min. Dettifoss waterfall 80 min. Ásbyrgi 55 min. Akureyri town 60min.
$87 per night
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Top apartments for a summer vacation in Iceland

Rental unit in Akureyri
Amazing view - Moderne apartment
$172 per night
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Rental unit in Akureyri
Beautiful studio with great view
$105 per night
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Rental unit in Akureyri
Beautiful place with great view
$210 per night
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Rental unit in Akureyri
Hoepfner Historical house - Three-Bedroom Apartment - 300
$295 per night
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Rental unit in Kálfafell
Selfell Guesthouse - Apartment 1
$256 per night
Rental unit in Reykjavík
Stroll to Reykjavik Harbor from a Cozy Apartment
$127 per night
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Rental unit in Reykjavík
Enjoy the Panoramic View at this well Located Base
$104 per night
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Rental unit in Reykjavík
Cozy apartment, FREE parking and FREE wifi!
$97 per night
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Rental unit in Grundarfjörður
Lárperla / Ocean Pearl
$194 per night
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Rental unit in Reykjavík
Downtown-2x2-New Design-Apartment-free parking
$207 per night
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Rental unit in Vogar
Ocean Front Villa-Near Blue Lagoon
$211 per night
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Rental unit in Ólafsfjörður
Warm and welcoming apartment
$115 per night

Top guest suites for a summer vacation in Iceland

Guest suite in Ísafjörður
Comfortable accomodation
$86 per night
Guest suite in Laugar
Guesthouse Hvítafell 2
$90 per night
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Guest suite in Reykjahlíð
Little Rosa, Skútustaðir 2a by Lake Myvatn-south
$108 per night
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Guest suite in Húsavík
Adorable 2-bedroom place nearby the harbor
$118 per night
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Guest suite in IS
Guest House Svetlana
$147 per night
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Guest suite in Husavik
Cozy apartment at Stórutjarnir Farm
$140 per night
Guest suite in Árnessýslu
Cosy house with 3 bedrooms and kitchen
$262 per night
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Private room in Hrífunesvegi
Flaga 2 - Guesthouse - Room nr. 3
$151 per night
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Guest suite in Laugar
Guesthouse Hvítafell 1
$90 per night
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Guest suite in Laugar
Guesthouse Hvítafell 3
$90 per night
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Private room in Sauðárkrókur
Large Excavation Outer 1
$65 per night
Guest suite in IS
Greystone Horsefarm Hella
$162 per night

Guest suite rentals in Iceland

Guest suite in Kópavogur
Cozy one bedroom private studio apartment
$105 per night
Guest suite in Grundarhverfi
Northern lights and bright summernights
$97 per night
Guest suite in Reykjavík
A tiny house in the center
$108 per night
Guest suite in Hafnarfjörður
Cosy 1 bedroom apartment in Hafnafjordur
$115 per night
Private room in Flúðir
Room with private entrance. Vesturbrun 3, Flúðir
$68 per night
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Guest suite in Hafnarfjordur
A brand new and quiet place in Hafnarfjordur
$103 per night
Guest suite in Hella
Small 45m2 apartment-2 bedrooms in the countryside
$154 per night
Guest suite in Akranes
H39 studio apartment in Akranes
$130 per night
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Guest suite in Reykjahlíð
Studio apartment at Geiteyjarströnd 4
$315 per night
Guest suite in Húsavík
Skógar Sunset Guesthouse St.room 1
$87 per night
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Guest suite in Akureyri
Hearts 11
$130 per night
Guest suite in Djúpivogur
Trap
$297 per night

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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