Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital city, known for its coastal beauty and outdoor adventures. The deeply cultural city has many tales to tell via its architecture and museums, while vast nature awaits beyond the perimeter. Aside from just being really pretty, this is one of the cleanest, safest cities in the entire world. Whether you plan to dive into the colorful offerings of the downtown, from art to an impressive culinary environment, or if your plans will take you to hills and puffins, these stunning Airbnbs will meet all your needs, while still managing to take your breath away.
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If you are coming during the prime time to view the northern lights, which ranges from around November to February, this simplistic yet luxe dome couldn’t be more ideal. Set on a cozy wooden platform, the inside houses a king bed with lavish linens and a fireplace. Being on a camper resort, there’s a bit more seclusion versus the city, and the rainbow lights display dances right outside the windows. This is Iceland glamping at its finest.
Mosfellsdalur sits along the outskirts of the city and provides an experience that makes one feel like they are totally isolated within the beauty of mountainous farmland when actually many main points of interest are nearby. This beautiful barn is adorned with floor to ceiling drapes, exposed brick and wood, and a picture window facing the mountains. A salmon river trickles nearby, while a canyon waterfall gushes in the distance.
This clean-cut cottage is quite simplistic in a seriously cozy way. But when introduced to that unbelievable deck facing the sparkling lake waters, everything suddenly becomes extravagant. Snow-capped mountains reflect across the way, and a peaceful, dreamy garden is nestled steps away from the cottage. Six guests can comfortably lodge at the lakeside haven along the foot of Medalfell mountain.
Claimed to be Batman’s personal getaway when he’s not protecting a certain city, this modern apartment has a rustic feel and a great view of downtown. We could certainly see why Bruce Wayne would choose this subtly luxurious retreat with an intricately tiled kitchen, spacious bedroom, and even a bunk space, in case he wanted to bring some friends. Regardless, this is a perfectly proximal place to stay for any average individual.
Modern artwork and lighting, bright vintage colors of green and orange, and a splash of traditional Iceland have not only earned the apartment Airbnb Plus status, but have given it a stunning look. Everything comes together to create this gorgeously refreshing space with lots of light and cheery vibes. Try not to fall completely in love.
Holy downtown views Batman! Okay, wrong apartment. But the views are stellar, sweeping across the city, water and mountains–this place more than classifies as an Airbnb Plus. The décor is basic, yet refined, and no detail has gone neglected. But the scenery is front and center, with the apartment itself serving as a platform to its beauty. Gaze through the telescope, or just enjoy all there is for the naked eye to absorb.
Set centrally amongst the precious city, within a historic building from the early 1900s, this two-bedroom apartment is both snuggly and crisply designed. With a deep sense of homey hospitality, staying here, within this culturally significant structure, is an immersive experience within Iceland’s capital. Walk straight out the door and into the lovely area, to explore restaurants and sites. Or enjoy a cup of coffee while peering out the kitchen window.
Elegantly furnished and designed, this upscale apartment features high ceilings, subtle chandeliers, and bright aesthetics. The feel is totally luxurious. The bathroom has a handsome standalone tub that faces outward to the city roofline. Two balconies, one extending from the bath, allow guests to capture the surroundings while enjoying a sunrise or sunset.
Exposed beams, knotted wood flooring, giant living room windows aimed toward the sea, and the northern lights–you might mistakenly think you’re in a dream when lounging on the couch, staring at the ocean. The apartment further delivers with its accommodating features like a fully equipped kitchen and two comfy bedrooms. Downtown is in walkable distance, as are some of the famed hot thermal baths.
Airbnb Plus status for an affordable price? It’s the best of both worlds. The studio apartment boasts naturalistic features, and a connection to the outdoors via its surrounding open-air lounging spots, and proximity to thermal pools. A mountain backdrop adds to the stunning qualities of this sprawling escape. The host goes above and beyond to create a memorable Iceland experience, and will even help you pick the best night, with the best forecast, to try and catch a peek of the northern lights. You’ll certainly leave with great memories.