Discover a selection of 444 vacation rentals in Reykjavík, IS 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $107 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Reykjavík. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Family-friendly vacations in stylish Reykjavik

A spectacular landscape, fascinating cultural heritage and lively cosmopolitan lifestyle await visitors to Reykjavik. A vibrant, family-friendly city, known for its Viking history, epic music scene and geothermal pools, Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital, with attractions here including an impressive calendar of festivals and celebrations and an upmarket shopping and dining scene. Stay in style at one of the many available Reykjavik vacation rentals and you'll find the best of the city's attractions on your doorstep, perfect for making memories with friends and family.

Things to do

Action-packed days and nights in Reykjavik

Easy access to the city's Art Museum and the National Museum of Iceland from your Reykjavik vacation rental means culture is quick to come by. Budding historians should make time for a trip to the Saga Museum, where wax figures bring Viking heroes to life and visitors can don a variety of authentic costumes. Vacationing without kids? When it comes to nightlife, Reykjavik comes up trumps, with everything from drag acts and cabaret to stand-up comedy and theater shows. Music fans can soak up live jazz sessions at cafes and breweries around town, as well as at the Harpa Concert Hall.


Explore Reykjavik your way

An array of activities makes Reykjavik a great choice for fun-loving travelers. Visits to Reykjavik Park and Zoo and whale-watching tours from the vibrant Old Harbour are well worth a place on your to-do list, especially if you have kids in tow, though it can be just as much fun to explore the city on foot. The so-called "Neighborhood of the Gods" near Hallgrimskirkja is a great place to admire local street art. In the mood for a little retail therapy? Dive into some serious boutique shopping along Laugavegur and Bankastraeti.


See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik

Like to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik? The best time to visit is during the official Aurora season, between October and March. Be warned, though, that winters in Iceland serve up just 4 hours of daily sunlight and the cold can take a lot of getting used to. Peak travel season here is during the summer months of June through August, when you can expect temperatures in the mid-50s and up to 20 hours of sunlight each day. By opting for a shoulder-season stay in May or September, budget-conscious travelers can often find a great deal on their Reykjavik vacation rental.

Natural features

Outdoor adventures in Reykjavik

Outdoor time is always on the agenda in Reykjavik and you won't need to travel too far from your rental to soak up the atmosphere at the stunning Blue Lagoon and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Those keen to explore further afield could do worse than tour the Golden Circle, a 300-kilometer route that counts the 3-step Gullfoss waterfall and Laugarvatn Lake among its highlights. At the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, visitors can see a portion of the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground and toss a coin for luck into the icy-cold waters of Nikulasargja Gorge.

How to get there

How to get to and around Reykjavik

Fly into Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), the closest airport, located 1.2 mi (2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Reykjavík, IS?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 444 vacation rentals around Reykjavík. From 323 condo and apartment rentals to 61 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Reykjavík?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! There's nothing more thrilling than spending your nights where the action is at. Vrbo has 146 centrally located vacation rentals available. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our range here includes:

  • 73 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 49 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 47 mountain-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Reykjavík?

Having room to move, home-cooked meals, great views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment could be an excellent choice. Vrbo has 370 for you to check out here. If you make your booking early, you could be spending as little as $56 per night. If that doesn't agree with your family's style, we've got a range of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 72 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.
  • Hotel: 69 vacation homes. Prices start from $112 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 41 vacation homes. Prices start from $57 per night.

Can I stay in Reykjavík in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful vacation is hanging out with close friends and family in an entirely new place. If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo has options for you. Why not browse through the 82 apartment vacation homes available here? They're the leading option for large groups of visitors. If you're hoping to travel in a larger group, the rental properties that will suit your needs include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can hold 6 of you? We have 214 that will be suitable. The prices start from $111 per night.
  • Need somewhere for 5 guests? We have 106 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as $90 per night.
  • Looking for rentals to suit 8 guests? You'll be glad to hear we have 68 that'll be perfect. You can secure one from just $172 a night.

Your whole squad will be well looked after when you book your Reykjavík getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Reykjavík?

Give the flick to soulless hotel chains! Savor the flexibility of living like a local in a value-for-money rental instead. Get a load of the incredible options that can be secured now on Vrbo. Bakkar is a good area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 4 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $66 per night. There are another 22 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Heimar. The average price here is $173 per night.