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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Whether it's for working remotely or streaming your favourite shows, internet access can be an indispensable amenity when it comes to choosing a holiday home. Check out HomeToGo's range of holiday lettings with WiFi in Iceland and enjoy a fast and reliable internet connection during your stay.
Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen
Looking for self-catering accommodation in Iceland? Find the perfect letting for you with our selection of Iceland holiday rentals with kitchens. Well-appointed and equipped with plenty of cooking appliances, these holiday homes are great for self-catered stays.
Holiday cottages, homes & apartments with sauna
The perfect accommodation amenity with which to relax on a well-earned break, add a layer of luxury to your stay in Iceland and find a holiday rental with its own private sauna. Next stop: serenity!
Popular holiday rental amenities in Iceland
Rentals can be selected based on different criteria. Above, you will find the number of rentals that include a particular amenity in Iceland. Iceland is the ideal place to look for an accommodation if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you want to tune out with some TV time, as the most frequently offered amenities are Internet and TV. It is also possible to search for a holiday rental if you want a rental with a pool , as 509 of the listed rentals there include Pool.
Price and Availability Index for Iceland
Holiday Letting Price Information in Iceland
We analysed holiday cottage, home and apartment prices to create a graph showing the average price per night in Iceland. Iceland is most expensive in July (20/07 – 27/07), when nightly prices are £313 on average. However, in December (09/12 – 16/12), prices decrease to an average of £181 per night.
Rental availability information in Iceland
Check how busy Iceland is with our availability graph. It is harder to find accommodation during the week of November (02/11 – 09/11), as 82% of the rentals are booked. The week with the highest percentage of available lettings is in June (01/06 – 08/06).
Accommodation options for your holiday 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 6,900 feet. 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 65 meters. 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 you are presented with an incredible play of colors.
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.
But not only hikers the country has a lot to offer. 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 will not 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 holiday 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.
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|🏡 Holiday homes available||9,832 properties|
|💳 Discounts available||up to 71%|
|🌙 Nightly prices from||£46|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Hot tub and Internet|
Frequently Asked Questions
How many holiday lets are available to rent in Iceland?
There are 9,832 holiday rentals from 5 providers on offer in Iceland.
What is the most popular holiday rental amenity in Iceland?
When booking a holiday home in Iceland, consider looking for a place with Pool, Hot tub, or Internet, which are the most popular amenities for this destination.
Am I allowed to bring my pet while staying in a Iceland accommodation?
There are 297 holiday apartments in Iceland that allow pets for £249 per night.
What is the perfect time to travel to Iceland?
May and June are the months with the least amount of rain in Iceland.
Can you get deals on holiday lettings in Iceland?
You can get great value holiday lettings in Iceland with prices for accommodation beginning at £46 - and HomeToGo has created a range of features that mean it's quick and simple to see the top offers. If you're still selecting dates for your holiday, try a search using HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to quickly locate lower cost time periods and get savings of as much as 71%. Additionally, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter enables you to find top quality accommodation offers in great value, under-the-radar locales with good proximity to the area of your choice, whether that's the coastline, a swimming lake, winter sports area or town centre. Start searching with time to spare to get the best of good availability and low prices - and do so without worries by ticking HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when you search.
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