Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes. 

Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short and sweet and I’ve always wanted to go back. With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been pawing over travel blogs about Reykjavik and putting together a wishlist of Airbnbs for when I do get to go back.

My wishlist of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik is researched entirely by me. I’ve stayed in Airbnbs all over the world and have become pretty good at researching great places to stay. I’ve only ever had positive experiences with Airbnb rentals. While I’ve not personally stayed in any of these Airbnbs in Reykjavik, my wishlist features only apartments that I would book for myself. I’ve looked for apartments with glowing reviews, great locations and a little something special.

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Always read recent reviews and check the Airbnb description thoroughly before booking. Every traveller has different needs and every Airbnb apartment is unique, so make sure that it suits all of your requirements. If you’re new to Airbnb, you can read about how Airbnb works in my post here.

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Best Budget Airbnbs in Reykjavik (for under £30)

If you’re travel budget is tight, renting an Airbnb room in Reykjavik is a good way to keep costs low. You can choose the ‘private room’ option when searching on Airbnb to find rooms for rent in the host’s home. I love staying in a private room with a local host because you get to meet a local and they always have the best insider tips for places to go and good cafes. You can also save £25 on your Airbnb stay with my link.

Comfy Bedroom in Downtown Reykjavik (£30)

This spacious Airbnb apartment in Reykjavik is located just 2 minutes walk from the Icelandic Phallological Museum. The apartment has a fresh feel and guests have commented that the bed is really comfy! Host Daniel is a Reykjavik local and is keen to share tips for exploring Iceland, particularly if you like hiking. This room is a good bet for budget travellers visiting Reykjavik.

Charming Twin Room in Downtown Reykjavik (£22)

Hosts Arni and Natalia’s place is nothing short of beautiful. The perfect twin room for friends or couples. It’s a 2-story house and the room is on the second floor. Guests have access to a shared bathroom, balcony and a big kitchen. The hosts promise fresh towels, clean rooms and hot coffee every morning. Doesn’t it sound idyllic? Guests commented on the perfect, central location and friendly hosts.


Best Mid-Range Airbnbs in Reykjavik (under £100)

For middle of the budget Airbnbs in Reykjavik, you’re looking at spending between £35-£100. The mid-range prices are generally for private rooms within large houses and you can expect much more beautiful and spacious rooms at this price level. There are some private apartments within this price range, but they get snapped up fast. I like both kinds of accommodation. Private room Airbnbs mean you get to meet a local host and sometimes other travellers whilst still having a peaceful stay. Entire apartments are great because you have the whole space to yourself. Remember you can save £25 on your first Airbnb stay with my link.

Cosy Loft Room in Traditional Icelandic House (£46)

This dreamy attic room has me wanderlusting so bad. Fresh white linens, snug blankets and wooden floors make you want to move into this room right away. This charming house was built in 1908 and has many original features. Guests can head onto the balcony for a magnificent view over the city. Guests said the space was lovely, quiet and cosy, and loved the sea view. This has to be one of the most gorgeous Airbnb rooms in Reykjavik.

Wonderful Spacious Room in the Heart of Downtown Reykjavik (£55)

Couples will swoon over this Reykjavik Airbnb. This large guestroom features patchwork quilts, slated ceilings and wooden floorboards. The room is located in a lovingly restored 100 year old home. The room sleeps 2 people but there’s an extra futon so it can accommodate up to 4 people. Guests said the house was clean and warm and felt like home. This is the perfect Reykjavik Airbnb.

Harbour Room Airbnb in Reykjavik with Breakfast Pancakes (£89)

Next up on my Reykjavik Airbnb wishlist! Located close to Grandi harbour, this Reykjavik Airbnb is the perfect pit stop for travellers. Expect harbour views from this Airbnb apartment. Each morning a breakfast of pancakes, cheese, meat and Icelandic specialities is served. Guests commented that breakfast was a feast! All of the guests who stayed here said they’d highly recommend and would love to come back again! Don’t forget about my Airbnb discount code when booking.

Quirky Holiday Apartment All To Yourself in Reykjavik (£81)

This unique rustic style studio apartment in Reykjavik has everything you need. From the Airbnb apartment, it’s only a few minutes walk to boutique shops and restaurants in Reykjavik. The apartment itself comes with a small kitchen and bathtub in beautifully tiled bathroom. There’s a spa just outside, so get ready to relax!

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Best Luxury Airbnbs in Reykjavik (£100+ per night)

Time for some luxury! These luxury Airbnbs in Reykjavik are way out of our price range, but it’s nice to dream right? Perhaps if you’re on a romantic weekend away or treating your loved one, you could splash out for the weekend!

Trendy Downtown Luxury Apartment Airbnb in Reykjavik (£121)

Wow wow wow wow, said one reviewer of this cool apartment in Reykjavik! Well, this is a Reykjavik Airbnb wishlist after all right? If you’ve got the budget, then sky is the limit with Reykjavik Airbnbs and this place is definitely up there. Sleek furnishings, complimentary bold colours and nice artworks adorn the walls. Brew a coffee, put a record on and zone out. The apartment is also right next door to Reykjavik Roasters café and the new 101 artisan bakery on the next corner. The cute local 101yoga studio is a few meters away for yogis. Take me there now!

Warm Apartment in Downtown Reykjavik Sleeps 4 People (£104)

This loft apartment Airbnb in Reykjavik is good for couples and families. There’s one double bedroom and a room with two single beds. The apartment is inside a traditional timber house but it’s been renovated so has a bright, warm feel about it. Guests said check-in was straightforward, the host was helpful and one guest enjoyed what he called a well-formed eclectic vinyl collection with everything from Mozart to Errol Gardner to Kraftwerk.

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Rustic Timber House Sleeps 4 People (£109)

After a more authentic experience? Opt for this Icelandic gem. This timber house sleeps 4 people so it’s perfect for travelling in a small group or as a family. Once you divide the cost, this place is budget-friendly too. Guests like the self-catering aspect of this apartment and the warm welcome from the hosts. This is the kind of cute, authentic accommodation I always dream of. That’s why it garnered a spot on my Reykjavik Airbnb wishlist.

If you’re unsure about using Airbnb for the first time, check out my blog post on how Airbnb works. This blog post walks you through how to use Airbnb for the first time and how to be sure you’ve found good accommodation. There’s a walk through video too. If you have any questions about using Airbnb, leave a comment on the post and I’ll get back to you!

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How did you like my Reykjavik Airbnb Wishlist? If you booked any of these Airbnbs in Reykjavik, let me know! I’d love to hear about your experiences and recommendations.


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Charlie Marchant

Charlie is a long-term traveller from the UK who writes about simple ways to travel sustainably, including how to become a house sitter and slow traveller, eating local and vegetarian, and making responsible travel choices.

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