Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Iceland that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $116 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Iceland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Iceland is the Land of Fire and Ice

The small, remote Nordic nation of Iceland lies towards the top of the North Atlantic and is often called the Land of Fire and Ice. They got that one right – it's one of the most geothermally active countries in the world. Its dramatic landscape of steamy geysers, tumbling waterfalls and sparkling glaciers have long drawn in photographers. While it's true that most come for the spectacular natural wonders, when you stay in an Iceland vacation rental you can also trace the country's Viking history, which left, among other things, the world's longest-running parliament.

Things to do

Iceland is awash with natural and man-made attractions

If you're an Iceland first-timer, it's unthinkable not to at least while away an hour or 2 in the country's famed Blue Lagoon. Occupying a space 20 miles or so from the capital, the mineral-rich and naturally-heated pools are perhaps best experienced in the Icelandic winter, when steam rises from the water and the snowy landscape provides the perfect backdrop. You can't fail to see the Hallgrimskirkja Church when you stay in an Iceland vacation rental in Reykjavik. This striking piece of modernist architecture is well worth a closer look, however, as is the beautiful glass Harpa concert hall.

Activities

Iceland's wild and remote landscape

You'd be forgiven for thinking, given its name and position near the Arctic, that the country was always cold, but the surrounding oceans and abundance of geothermal activity keep it rather mild. When you stay in an Iceland vacation rental, you can have front row seats to some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Spend a night camping under the stars to watch the aurora borealis light up the sky, or don crampons to trek over glaciers. It may have a lack of wildlife, but that doesn't stop scuba divers descending into Silfra, a crack between 2 tectonic plates.

Weather

Iceland isn't as cold as you might think

The passing Atlantic Gulf Stream keeps Iceland milder than you might imagine. During the summer months, between June and August, the number of travelers swell, raising the cost of Iceland vacation rentals with them. But this is by no means the best time to travel. Come in the colder winter months and the natural wonders are arguably even more beautiful. Icelanders often say to foreigners that if they don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes – and it's true. One moment, you could be basking in Icelandic sunshine, the next the heavens open.

Natural features

The fauna of Iceland awaits

From the outset, it may not look like there is much fauna to be seen in Iceland, but dig a little deeper and there's actually rather a lot. Wild reindeer, sky Arctic foxes and bounding little rabbits will likely be spotted during treks. In the surrounding waters, whales migrate through fluking in the bays and dolphins jump in the wake of boats. While uncommon, polar bears sometimes catch a ride to Iceland on floating icebergs, as do noisy seals. If you point your binoculars towards the cliffs, you can spot cheeky little puffins and kittiwakes.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Iceland?

Whether you're organizing a family get-together, a rendezvous for two or a few nights away alone, we have weekend getaways in Iceland to suit your style. Pack your overnight bag and stay at one of these much-loved properties:

  • "Geysir Luxury Lodge" - This rental in Bláskógabyggd comes with amenities designed to make your visit comfortable, such as a barbecue grill and a garden. Its wonderful location also makes it a great base to get out and explore.
  • "Golden Circle, Sóltún Country Home With Great View" - This is another great place where you can unwind for a couple of days. Make the most of a barbecue grill, free toiletries and more during your short and sweet stay at this Bláskógabyggd property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Iceland?

Studio apartments are often on the smaller side, but it's hard to beat their great locations and thrifty price tags. Whether you're traveling alone or there's just the two of you, consider booking one of these welcoming studio apartments in Iceland:

  • Sleep, eat, relax with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single room space at "Golden Circle Holiday Rentals". Located in Golden Circle, WiFi and heating are among the conveniences here.
  • Start the day with a cup of coffee and a plate of freshly cooked pancakes at "Afternoon Cottages Near Hella, Hekla And Landmannalaugar - Nr. 5". This Rangárþing ytra studio has all the conveniences you need to make your visit cozy, including internet services and heating.

Can I find short term rentals in Iceland?

Iceland has short-term rentals to suit all budgets and tastes. Spend your mini break in a basic cabin, a luxurious villa or whatever else tickles your fancy. Below are two popular options to consider:

  • "Geysir Luxury Lodge" in Bláskógabyggd is ideal for a short-term stay. It's only a stone's throw from the town center, so you can easily get out and explore all the top sights without having to travel too far.
  • "Golden Circle, Sóltún Country Home With Great View" also lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. Spend a day or so at this property in Kjarnholt and find out why it's a hit with many visitors.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Iceland?

Whether you've been paired up for a month, a year or forever, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to stoke passions. If you're searching for a dreamy place to spend a few days with your boo, you'll be wooed by these escapes:

  • "Comfortable Holiday Home In Exclusive Location" in Eyrarbakki is the perfect setting for romantic interludes. It's full of nice touches, including a sauna and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping Champagne and cuddling up at "Amazing Golden Circle Location - ENGJAGIL 5 GEYSIR AREA". A resort and a swimming pool add to the idyllic ambiance of this Southern Region property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Iceland?

If your idea of a dream getaway is to bring along your nearest and dearest, you're going to need a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Iceland that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling stunners:

  • "Luxury Scandinavian Style Villa - 13": With 6 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Bláskógabyggd has enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as a kitchen and mountain views are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Eirð - A Unique Lakefront Retreat": This property in Rangárþing ytra has 6 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anybody off your invite list. A garden and a water view are among its many highlights.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Iceland?

Quality time with the family doesn't just magically happen — it takes nurturing, love and the perfect setting. Vrbo can help with the last part. Browse these large family vacation rentals in Iceland where loved ones connect and memories are made:

  • Make your family catch-up one to remember at "Amazing Golden Circle Location - ENGJAGIL 5 GEYSIR AREA". This Southern Region escape offers 3 bedrooms and can fit up to 8 of your lucky loved ones. A TV and a microwave oven are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Geysir Luxury Lodge" in Bláskógabyggd will also lay out the welcome mat for the ones you love. Accommodating up to 8 people, this property offers 3 bedrooms, a separate dining area and towels.

Searching for some family-friendly entertainment? Gjáin is one of the many attractions you'll find dotted around Iceland.

Explore destinations around Iceland

Northeastern Region
59 vacation rentals
Western Region
84 vacation rentals
Southern Region
211 vacation rentals
Eastern Region
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Capital Region
373 vacation rentals
Northwestern Region
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