For our 8 day trip around Iceland’s Ring Road we spent 5 of our nights in Airbnbs. Airbnbs were a great option for us since there weren’t a lot of hotels/guesthouses for us to choose from along our route. Sorted by city, below are the fantastic Airbnbs we stayed in!
Vik – For our first night outside of Reykjavik, we stayed in a cozy cottage just outside of Vik. The cottage had two rooms and was the perfect size for just the two of us! Our host, Kolla, was very friendly and came by in the morning to see how we were doing and if we needed any help figuring out our days activities!
Eidar – For our 4th night in Iceland we decided to stay near Egilsstadir in north eastern Iceland. Our cabin in Eidar was just 10 minutes from the town and had a nice outdoor sitting area. Our host Gudrun had Icelandic horses that grazed right outside the cabin!
Akureyri– Of all of our Airbnbs the tiny house we stayed in in Akureyri had the best views. Situated just across the water from downtown Akureyri, we had a view of the city and beautiful oceans views. The house was two floors with everything we needed.
Borgarnes – Our stay in Borgarnes was actually at a small campground. We rented a “pod” for the evening. The pod was essentially a higher quality tent. The campground had a restaurant and little kitchen area to cook your food. One unique thing about this campground is the owner wrote a children’s book about trolls and his story is told through large troll figurines throughout the property.
Laugarvatn – After our day going around the Golden Circle, we decided not to head directly back to Reykjavik but to stay the night in Laugarvatn. Margret’s guesthouse was our favorite Airbnb of the trip. The cottage was cozy and full of personal touches by Margret including fresh eggs for breakfast and adorable decorations. Our favorite part of Margret’s place was definitely the hot tub. At night we were able to go out in the freezing temperatures and try to spot the northern lights!
Our trip in Iceland was our first time using Airbnb abroad and it definitely won’t be our last! It allowed us to break up our road trip itinerary to stop where we wanted instead of having to drive further to find a hotel, and we got to stay in some charming places.
For tips to plan your own Iceland Ring Road trip, including how to find your Airbnb, check out our post here!