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Reykjavik in the Summer, Iceland | © Utemova Ekaterina/Shutterstock
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Stunning Airbnb Homes in Reykjavik You Need to Know About

Picture of Camille Buckley
Updated: 24 April 2018
While Airbnb has faced controversy in Iceland with the rise in housing prices and locals struggling to afford homes in a small market, that does not mean all Airbnb homes in Iceland are contributing to the problem. There are still plenty of Airbnb accommodations open that are legally on the market and offer great opportunities for tourists to get to know Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.

Clean and minimal downtown apartment

This new apartment is located downtown in Reykjavik’s shopping district and features sweeping views of the surroundings, including the North Atlantic. With enough sleeping space for three, the apartment is a great option for couples or families who want to explore the best of Reykjavik’s bars, cafes, and shopping.

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Rustic gem in the City center

This adorable place sleeps up to four guests in a charming two-bedroom, old timber house with a large garden in the city center. The bright apartment is located close to all the amenities one could need such as a bakery, swimming pool, supermarket, and museums. The original style of the house has been kept intact, following the style of houses in the neighborhood, which is the oldest part of the city.

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Riverfront villa just outside of Reykjavik

This luxury villa sleeps up to eight guests. Located just outside of Reykjavik, it allows the best opportunity to experience both nature and the offerings of the city as well. From the living room terrace, guests can gaze upon the salmon river Elliðaá, which is also a great spot for viewing the Northern lights.

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Motor home with awning

Although not a luxury villa, this resourceful and compact motor home allows guests the option to drive around at up to 250 km (included in the price) and see all the stunning sites of Iceland on their own terms and in their own homes, offering a lot of freedom. The home is very well equipped and accommodates up to four people. Built in 2004, it has a standard manual transmission and hot and cold running water, sink, refrigerator, shower, and toilet.

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Downtown penthouse apartment

This comfortable apartment has views of the landmark Hallgrimskirkja from the terrace. The 70-square meter apartment, although centrally located, is still quietly tucked behind a tree-lined street and is within walking distance to museums, shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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