Where to Stay in Iceland
Iceland is Europe’s least populated nation, leaving plenty of room for its untamed geography, including volcanoes, geysers, lava fields and glaciers. Explore the island with us...
Geothermic energy powers this lofty home, just steps from a moody black sand and lava rock shoreline. Raw and spacious, it’s a modern barn that invites peaceful contemplation on the sheer vastness of its rugged location.
An ebony cottage inspired by humble, 18th-century coastal homes, this dramatic escape is dark and brooding, yet whimsical and contemporary. An inky, awe-inspiring peak dominates its backdrop, and the windswept water’s edge lies only a few paces away.
This refined collection of nine apartments features designer interiors more typical of urban penthouses than intimate vacation retreats lost in nature. Deep soothing colors, luxuriously plush textures, and bright splashes of modern personality set them apart.
Mod angles plus sleek wood planks underfoot and overhead give this house a mid-century mood, but its eco credibility and award-winning design are 100% modern. Completely isolated in a greenbelt, its contemporary sod roof pays homage to traditional Icelandic turf homes.
Vibrant artwork and creative design define this post-modernist home’s interior, an artist’s residence that’s an elegant showcase of her work. Equally noteworthy are the magnificent views – glaciers, glassy Faxafloi Bay, and snowcapped peaks rising from the Atlantic.
This simple guesthouse on the capital’s outskirts is comprised of three separate apartments. Structured around a communal breakfast room and garden, this is an old-school B&B, where homemade, homegrown-on-site meals get shared each morning.
Isolated in grasslands on the island’s southernmost point, this home gets its architectural inspiration from squat Viking longhouses. Raw and primitive, it’s strikingly modern and comfortable inside, a place to soak up stunning views and relish an otherworldly landscape.
This cozy retreat offers memorable décor and a campy attic sleeping area, perfect for kids of all ages. It comes with a zippy, GPS-equipped Citroen, and the outdoor dining area is ideal under the midnight sun.
For more hidden gems in Iceland, browse our collection of vacation home rentals and small hotels here.