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Popular amenities for Reykjavík vacation rentals

Stay near Reykjavík's top sights

Hallgrimskirkja743 locals recommend
Perlan455 locals recommend
Laugavegur328 locals recommend
Sky Lagoon104 locals recommend
Sun Voyager193 locals recommend
National Museum of Iceland393 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Reykjavík

  • Total rentals

    6.4K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    40 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    840 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.3K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    185K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Reykjavík?

    Reykjavík has a subarctic oceanic climate. Summers are cool with average highs around 57°F (14°C), while winters are cold with average lows around 28°F (-2°C). Snowfall is common in winter, making for excellent opportunities for winter sports and northern lights viewing.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Reykjavík?

    In Reykjavík, you can explore the Hallgrímskirkja Church, visit the National Museum of Iceland, or take a stroll along the Old Harbour. For nature lovers, a visit to the Reykjavik Botanic Garden is often recommended. If you're interested in art, the Harpa Concert Hall and the Reykjavík Art Museum are worth exploring.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Reykjavík?

    The summer months, especially June to August, are the most popular time to visit Reykjavík due to long daylight hours and relatively warm temperatures. During this time, Reykjavík hosts the Midnight Sun Music Festival and the National Day celebrations, both of which draw large crowds.

  • What are the best places to stay in Reykjavík?

    Downtown Reykjavík, known for its vibrant art scene and historic sites, is a frequently suggested place to stay. Vesturbær, located west of the city center, is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood with easy access to local attractions. For a more trendy vibe, you might consider the Grandi area, known for its repurposed warehouses turned into creative spaces and eateries.

  • What are the best places to visit in Reykjavík?

    Popular places to visit in Reykjavík include the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Sun Voyager sculpture, and the Harpa Concert Hall. The Reykjavík City Hall, with its large relief map of Iceland, is often recommended, as is the Reykjavík Art Museum with its diverse collection of contemporary and modern art.

  • What are some hiking trails in Reykjavík?

    You can explore trails such as the Mount Esja trail, a moderately challenging hike that rewards you with stunning views of Reykjavík's coastline and beyond. If you're looking for a gentler walk, the Rauðhólar trail features beautiful red pseudocraters and is located within the city limits.

  • What are some family activities to do in Reykjavík?

    Family-friendly activities in Reykjavík include exploring the interactive exhibits at the Perlan Museum, observing marine life at the Reykjavík Sea Life Centre, or enjoying a day out at Laugardalur Park, which has a zoo, botanical garden, and outdoor thermal pool. You might also consider a family-friendly puffin watching tour from the Old Harbour.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Reykjavík?

    From Reykjavík, you can explore the Golden Circle, a 300 kilometer (186 miles) route filled with stunning sights such as Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and Thingvellir National Park. Another enticing option is the Blue Lagoon, an iconic geothermal spa about 50 kilometers (31 miles) away. Additionally, a trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often referred to as 'Iceland in Miniature', showcases diverse landscapes all within 160 kilometers (100 miles) of the city.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Reykjavík?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Reykjavík. From over 3,700 apartment rentals to over 810 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Reykjavík?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,210 vacation rentals in Reykjavík featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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