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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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 "Pool" or "Internet," which makes it a great vacation spot if you want a rental with a pool or you can't imagine a vacation without internet. Not as many properties in Iceland are available if you need a special entrance for wheelchairs or if you want a rental providing a crib as "Crib" and "Wheelchair accessible" 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 August (8/12 - 8/19), where prices are on average $340 a night. Opt for a getaway in November (11/11 - 11/18) 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 January (1/27 - 2/3). It is easier to find a rental in a week of November (11/25 - 12/2), as only 34% of the accommodations are booked.
Accommodations for your vacation in Iceland
The Vatnajökull National Park in South Iceland is the 2nd largest national park in Iceland with the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, which gives the park its name. One of its peaks, Hvannadalshnjúkur, is the highest elevation in Iceland at 1.3 mile. The national park begins in the east at the village of Höfn and extends to the height of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Within the park there are numerous sights you can visit, such as Iceland's most beautiful table vukan - Herðubreið. Also, enjoy long walks, a husky or quad ride, or how about an exciting glacier hike? The park offers you countless possibilities.
The Northern Lights or auroras are colored lights that can be observed in the sky at night in polar regions. And also during your stay in Iceland you have the opportunity to experience them. In the months of September to March it is most likely to experience this spectacle. At the same time, you should pay attention to the time of day. Since it is darkest between 8:00 pm and 4:00 am, the probability of a sighting increases here. However, nobody can predict when exactly the auroras can be seen. As a small tip, leave the illuminated cities to enjoy the full extent of the dancing lights.
The waterfall Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and certainly worth a visit. The river Seljalandsá plunges into the depths from a height of about 200 feet. Once you are here, you should not miss to go behind the waterfall and look through the water veil to the land behind. This spectacle is especially beautiful in the evening hours, when the sun slowly sinks into the horizon and an incredible play of colors is presented to you.
So the country is an absolute must for all nature lovers, fish fans and wellness lovers. The possibilities are almost endless and there is always something new to discover, because the change of nature never stands still. Spend an unforgettable dream vacation in your vacation home 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.
And not only the capital and its surroundings are worth a visit, a trip to the south of Iceland is also worthwhile, especially because of its many glacial lakes and glaciers, which can be visited during extended hikes. Probably the best known and most popular hiking trail in Iceland is the Laugavegurinn. It connects the nature reserve Landmannalaugar and the mountain ridge Þórsmörk. Here you can experience the southern highlands, consisting of volcanic landscapes, glacial rivers and geysers, over about 34 miles. You can hear and see the geysers at regular intervals, as they then eject hot water and steam into the air. You can also marvel at these wonders of nature in other parts of Iceland, such as the Strokkur geyser in the beautiful town of Selfoss, which is located southeast of the capital. So it is an opportunity to spend a dreamlike hiking vacation in Iceland.
The country has a lot to offer not only to hikers. In the west of Iceland is the place Reykholt. From your accommodation you can book a wild ride on the Iceland Riverjet. Your captain will steer you swiftly and safely through narrow gorges and over dangerous rapids, always with breathtaking scenery in the background. An absolute must for action fans. And horse lovers won't miss out either. Experience Iceland from the back of a horse and ride along the white sandy beach of Löngufjördur or along the volcano Hengill. Those who prefer to observe animals from a distance should take part in whale watching during their stay in a vacation home Iceland, for example in the town of Húsavík in the north of the country. During the months from May to September, you will encounter sperm whales, humpback whales and blue whales - a fantastic experience that you won't soon forget. So, for this spectacle, you should not visit the country in winter. In the north is also the city of Akureyri, here is the largest shipyard and the largest cannery in Iceland. Especially worth seeing is the Botanical Garden, which contains almost all native species and several hundreds of foreign plants.
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.
Information about vacation rentals in Iceland
|🏡 Vacation rentals||10,734 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 52%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$50|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Internet and Hot tub|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation home in Iceland?
The average accommodation in Iceland is priced at $50 per night. If you’re interested in a apartment rental, the average price is $411 per night. A house rental Iceland will cost $367 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Iceland?
There are currently 10,734 vacation rentals from 5 different providers in Iceland.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Iceland?
The most popular amenities for vacation home rentals in Iceland include accommodations that have: Internet, Pool, and Hot tub.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals in Iceland?
Finding a rental in Iceland that allows pets is easy, with 221 pet-friendly available.
What are the best months to travel to Iceland?
If you are choosing a vacation home in Iceland, keep in mind that rainy season is typically in December or October, with May often being the driest.
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