This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Iceland reviews
"My partner and I stayed here Dec 6-8th and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is charming and perfect for two people. Gudrun was a very friendly and accommodating host as well. Lots of natural light in the bedroom and living area. Nice icelandic art and photos. The house is also very centrally located - 3 min from buses (for tours) and 5-7min to shopping/restaurants. We hope to be back again in the summer."Guest: Amitha K. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 9, 2014View listing
"The location of the property was perfect - near restaurants, sites and transit. The place was clean and roomy - lovely view of the water. The host Sveinn was prompt in answering our questions and we highly recommend his jeep tours."Guest: MALB Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 19, 2014View listing
"We booked this house for a group of Friends heading out on an adventure for Thanksgiving Holiday. We were a group of 4 couples (8 total) and the four bedrooms worked perfect for us. The kitchen was great for our cooking and the Bonus Grocery store was close by. The house was clean and a great fit for us and the owners were wonderful and met us to show us around. The sauna and the hot tub were great after long days out enjoying Iceland and the taxi into the heart of the city for nights on the town was not too expensive ($6 dollars per person each way, with 8 people). The bus close by would take you to the center of town too if you wanted to wait. All in all a great stay! Having rented a car was necessary for us."Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 2014View listing
"If you are considering traveling to Iceland, you need to stay at the mini-farm. It is outstanding. The home is awesome and beautiful. My wife and I have stayed in many holiday homes around the world and by far away this was the best. Thorey is so kind and accommodating that you will feel as if you are family. We were fortunate enough to meet her dad and mom and spend time with her and her dad after horseback riding—an experience not to be missed. And what can I say throw in the surrounding natural beauty, horses, fresh eggs in the morning, a hot tub and perfect accommodations. I highly recommend staying here. Can’t wait to return…"Guest: JC Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014View listing
Iceland Travel Tips
Getting to Iceland Vacation Rentals
The main international airport is located approximately 30 miles outside of the capital city of Reykjavik. The Kevlavik International Airport hosts regularly scheduled flights from many major U.S. cities, including Boston, New York City, Orlando and Minneapolis St. Paul. There are also frequent daily flight connections with Europe. Most flights route via London. Iceland is also a popular stop for cruise ships crossing the Atlantic. There are ferry services that connect Iceland with Germany, Norway and Denmark. Taxis operate in all major cities and serve the adjoining airports. There is also an extensive bus service in Iceland which is the more affordable way to get around. Car hire is available and rentals can be organized at the airports.
Visitors to Iceland Lodging
Iceland is one of those travel destinations that most first-time travelers won't think of visiting. Rather it is a destination that well-seasoned and more adventurous travelers prefer. The many distinctive natural attractions are things that you won't find anywhere else in the world. It is also a relatively expensive destination and therefore attracts the more affluent traveler. Those who love nature and the outdoors won't have a moment to spare if they want to explore all that Iceland has to offer. The birdwatching and whale watching are reported to be some of the best in Europe.
Iceland Travel Recommendations
Iceland is often referred to as the land of fire and ice, owing to the many volcanoes and glaciers that dominate the landscape. It is a destination that attracts the more adventurous traveler and offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Snowmobile adventures are offered on the glaciers and make for a thrilling experience. Horseback riding excursions traverse lava fields and deserted beaches, and are a great way to explore the country. Iceland has some of the best whale watching sites in the world. Here, you can see humpback, minke, blue and sperm whales among others.
If you enjoy hiking, there are many routes you can follow. Some of the more popular hiking regions are in the Skaftafell National Park and Westfjords area. The Snaefellnes Peninsula is also known for its beautiful scenery. Because of the geothermal activity on Iceland, there are many areas that have mineral baths. The Blue Lagoon is one such area that attracts many visitors each year. The Westmann Islands are the breeding grounds for puffin. Each spring, these cute birds return to the islands to nest and stay for the summer season. When the autumn season starts, you can see some of the puffin chicks learning to fly for the first time. From May through September each year, visitors can experience the Northern Lights. These spectacular light formations keep the night skies ablaze and are something incredible to witness.
Seasons to Visit Iceland
Iceland generally has a cold climate and visitors need to be properly prepared. Even in the summertime, temperatures rarely reach 20 degrees Centigrade and in winter, they are well below freezing. Rainfall occurs throughout the year and good snowfall is experienced in the northern regions in winter. In the summer months, there is almost 24 hours of sunlight, owing to the country's far northern latitude. The Gulfstream is what dominates Iceland's climate and strong winds have been known to blow across the interior. If you want to explore the many landscapes, the summer months are the best time to do this. Summer runs from May through August. If you want to enjoy snow sports and see the Northern Lights, it's best to visit during the winter months which run from September to early May.