Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the mysterious nation of Iceland is a wondrous destination full of opportunity for natural exploration as well as a vibrant cultural scene. Here you can find anything from cosy city apartments to wooden cottages by the sea. Swim in geothermal lagoons and witness the Northern Lights in this stunning Nordic nation.
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi
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Popular Rental Amenities in Iceland
Filters are conveniently available to help you tailor your search and find a great property in Iceland. Most of the vacation rentals in Iceland provide "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a great vacation spot if you need internet access during your vacation or you want to tune out with some TV time. Not as many properties in Iceland are available if you want a rental with a pool or if you like to end your days curled up by the fire as "Fireplace" and "Pool" are not often available in this destination.
Price and Availability Index in Iceland
Vacation Rental Price Information in Iceland
In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation homes & apartments in Iceland. Iceland is more expensive in July (7/1 - 7/8), where prices are on average $223 a night. Opt for a getaway in December (12/30 - 1/6) for optimal savings when heading to Iceland.
Rental Availability Information in Iceland
Check out the graph above to find out how many accommodations are available in Iceland(in %). So far, the week with the least available rentals in Iceland is in February (2/18 - 2/25). It is easier to find a rental in a week of August (8/26 - 9/2), as only 24% of the accommodations are booked.
Accommodations for your vacation in Iceland
The climate and weather in Iceland
Unlike most of Europe, Iceland only has two distinct seasons - summer and winter. Summers bring mild weather with temperatures reaching a high of around 15 degrees. Winters are cold with frequent snowfall. Daytime temperatures rarely get above 2-3 degrees - nights are significantly cooler.
One of the primary reasons people visit Iceland is to witness the spectacular Northern Lights - otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis. The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is between the months of September and March. Though the months of November, January and February are the darkest, these are also the months with the most snow which can prohibit visibility.
Arts and culture in Reykjavik
Reykjavik is a wonderful locality to base yourself and rent a vacation house when you visit Iceland. Not only are many great natural spots locates nearby, but it is also a worthy destination in its own right. Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral is like no other you'll see. The triangular shaped church is the biggest in Iceland and the 6th tallest structure in the country.
Other notable attractions in the city include the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik 871 (a collection of old Viking buildings) and the National Art Gallery, home to works of art from some world-renowned names. The Living Art Museum is a great choice for those looking for something a little more experimental.
What to see and do in Iceland
While there is a great deal of metropolitan culture to appreciate, primarily in the nation's capital Reykjavik, the main draws for most visitors are the stunning landscape and the outdoor opportunities. No visit to Iceland would be complete without some rejuvenation in a geothermal spa - volcanically heated pools of natural salt water. The most frequented, and for good reason, is the Blue Lagoon - its proximity to the capital makes for the perfect half day trip. For those feeling adventurous, hiking is a very popular activity, though routes can be challenging and it is advised to prepare well.
The Gullfoss waterfall is one of the country's natural highlights. This double 32m high waterfall is located in the south of the island, just over an hour's drive from the capital. Heading further east, you'll discover Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Not only that, you'll also get to witness Europe's most powerful waterfall and the highest mountain in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many holiday homes are available to book in Iceland?
August has the highest amount of available Apartment rental and House rental in Iceland, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular amenities for holiday homes in Iceland?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Iceland include accommodations with: Internet, TV, and Balcony/Patio.
How many vacation rentals are in Iceland?
Iceland has 11,644 Apartment rental and House rental options on offer to book.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Iceland?
Finding a cabin rental in Iceland that allows dogs is easy, with 256 pet-friendly houses on offfer.
What's the best time of year to travel to Iceland?
If booking a vacation rental in Iceland, consider that rainy season is typically in December or October, with May often being the driest.
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