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Highlights Iceland

  • Spectacular volcanoes
  • Geothermal lakes
  • Glaciers and icebergs
  • Northern lights

Best Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Iceland

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Snæfellsbær, Western Region
Vacation Rental • 85 m² • 2 Bedrooms
3.5
Three modern, recently newly built holiday cottages in a traditional Icelandic style, with a panoramic sea viewThese modern luxury cottages are nestled into the lush dunes landscape before the picturesque locality Hellnar, along the western tip of Iceland’s Snaefellnes peninsula. They provide ideal accommodation for sea and nature lovers and all those who would like to enjoy a relaxing holiday amidst pristine nature and far away from tourist noise. Despite the secluded location, you are not all alone here and you can interact with the residents at other holiday cottages next door. There is ...
from CA$312 / night
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Snæfellsbær, Western Region
Vacation Rental • 100 m² • 4 Bedrooms
4.8
Three modern, recently newly built holiday cottages in a traditional Icelandic style, with a panoramic sea viewThese modern luxury cottages are nestled into the lush dunes landscape before the picturesque locality Hellnar, along the western tip of Iceland’s Snaefellnes peninsula. They provide ideal accommodation for sea and nature lovers and all those who would like to enjoy a relaxing holiday amidst pristine nature and far away from tourist noise. Despite the secluded location, you are not all alone here and you can interact with the residents at other holiday cottages next door. There is ...
from CA$345 / night
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Southern Region
Vacation Rental • 70 m² • 3 Bedrooms
Experience the impressive nature of Iceland: Cozy holiday home on the edge of the village of Hvolsvöllur. With its three bedrooms, the house offers enough space for up to six people. You can enjoy nature on the 60 m² terrace, which is surrounded by trees. For relaxation, it's a good idea to sit in the hot tub with a lovely glass of wine. Holsvöllur is located inland, in the Landsveit region, close to the Hekla volcano.Not suitable for people with reduced mobilityNon smoking accommodation.Final cleaning by the guest. (Youth) groups not allowed.
from CA$168 / night

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Vacation rental prices Iceland

CA$310for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
CA$372 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Iceland

39%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
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Vacation rentals in Iceland

Iceland, a force of nature

Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is on the coast in the south-west of the island, and while most of the country’s residents make their home here, do make sure to venture out further – much further! Vacation rental in Iceland are available for you almost everywhere outside of the Vatnajökull National Park, giving you the chance to explore the whole of this extraordinary island. Consider booking your vacation in the villages around the outer edges of the country to experience the true Iceland and to access the many incredible natural phenomena it has to offer.

Traditional Icelandic vacation rental

Iceland is breathtaking, and it’s also cold, so it’s natural that the vacation rentals are built both with large windows to give the greatest vista of the staggering beauty of the country, and cozy, warm and comfortable interiors. Many Icelandic vacation rental are made from wood, as this is a common building material in Iceland. Reykjavik features attractive, modern and, of course, warm properties in the centre of this fascinating city. Don’t delay – book today and visit this country of outstanding natural beauty.

Vacations in Iceland

The area and getting around

Explore this county of natural beauty

While it’s possible to reach the island of Iceland by water, it’s a 47-hour ferry journey from neighbouring Denmark, and while this is an incredible journey in itself, and arguably one we should all make in our lifetime, it’s not how most visitors arrive! The majority fly to Keflavik Airport just outside Reykjavik, but don’t worry if your final vacation destination is on the other side of the country, as Iceland is well set up for internal flights. What we can promise is that no matter where you choose in Iceland, you’ll see some of the planet’s most spectacular natural features: glaciers, geothermal and volcanos, and if you visit outside of summer –the Northern Lights – don’t forget your camera!

A land of fire and ice

The natural incongruity of fiery volcanoes and the icy glaciers make Iceland unique, and truly extraordinary. Ever wanted to jump into a warm water lake and then get out and roll in snow? Here’s your chance! Hike across ancient volcano flows and marvel at glacial rivers, then visit one of its peculiarly beautiful jet black beaches.

Travellers and activities

Iceland for adventure lovers

Stepping off the beaten track in Iceland must be done with care, and a guide. But the rewards are amazing and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. Iceland is an incredible place for hikers of all fitness levels – just ensure your guide knows what you are capable of. For those interested in watery adventures, consider diving or snorkeling in the Silfra rift, where you can swim between two tectonic plates, that of North America and Eurasia – the only place on the planet where this is possible!

Iceland for couples

If romance blossoms in beautiful surroundings, you’re going to be in the perfect location for love in Iceland. Take a tour around Gullfoss where a truly spectacular waterfall, viewable on two levels, sparkles with a colourful rainbow when the sun shines through the spray. Nauthólsvík geothermal beach in Reykjavík has soft, golden sand and a warm lagoon and hot tubs – a relaxing way to spend your day together. Finish your day with a delightful Icelandic meal then when the night falls, and from late August to mid-April, watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky!

Most of Iceland’s population live in its capital city, Reykjavik, and the city runs almost entirely on eco-friendly geothermal power!

Top 5 travel tips in Iceland

1. A beach of diamonds?

Iceland’s famous ‘diamond beach’, known locally as Breiðamerkursandur, is a jet-black beach scattered with glittering pieces of ice as big as rocks, washed up from the passing icebergs. Visit this stunning beach for an unforgettable experience!

2. Experience the iceberg lagoon of Fjallsárlón

Take a guided boat trip across Fjallsárlón lagoon and come up close and personal with icebergs as they drift around the lake. With the Öræfajökull glacier, Iceland’s tallest volcano, soaring above the lake this is an incredible example of Iceland’s ‘Fire and Ice’.

3. See the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is a 60 metre high crashing waterfall with a spectacular aura when the sun shines. Visitors can reach a cave behind the waterfall for amazing views of the crashing waters.

4. Watch as The Great Geysir erupts

The Great Geysir is the first ever known to have been recorded in print and it gives its name to all the other geyser’s in the world. Although it sometimes falls silent, when active its spectacular eruptions of boiling hot water can reach as high as 170 metres!

5. Unwind in the Myvatn Nature Baths

Drawing on the natural magic of Iceland’s geothermally heated waters, Myvatn offers visitors the opportunity to swim and relax in the natural mineral spa.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Iceland

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Iceland in 2020, during the corona crisis?

With an average price of CA$314.62 per night, Iceland lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in Europe.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Iceland?

According to our data from the previous year, the months with the most reduced prices in Iceland are January, February and March, with average prices of CA$243.38, CA$258.36, and CA$261.87, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Iceland?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Iceland, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, June and August, with average prices per night of CA$523.78, CA$386.13, and CA$362.5, respectively.

Should I plan a trip to Iceland well in advance?

When going on vacation to Iceland, it is necessary to think ahead as 55% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The most available months are, on average, May (with an availability of 59.8%), April (57.25%), and June (54.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

Vacation rentals in Iceland reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 30%. The second most requested month is July, with 34.75%, and the third is September with 39.25%.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Iceland?

We have 1700 rentals for you in Iceland, provided by our 11 local and international partners.

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