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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Reykjavik, Iceland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in the far north of Europe should pay a visit to Reykjavik in Iceland. Although not thought of as a popular tourist destination, Iceland has many fantastic surprises to provide a fantastic vacation. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Reykjavik, Iceland

The winter season offers some good skiing for holidaymakers with three ski areas close to Reykjavik. The lake freezes over in the winter and encourages people to go ice skating although there is also a skating hall in the city too. The summer also offers many activities including hiking, cycling and horse riding.

Swimming in the hot pools is very popular here with the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach especially popular as sand has been imported from North Africa. Various boat trips are available to provide tourists the chance to see whales, puffins and other marine life. Some 10 kilometres from the city is an 18-hole golf course.

Reykjavik has several bars, cafes and restaurants with a variety of dining options including plenty of Scandinavian dishes and other international cuisine too. A selection of shops and supermarkets can be found here with a few places for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink. Tourists will also find stores selling gifts and souvenirs in the city.

Places to visit on holiday to Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is blessed with many fantastic places to visit including museums, buildings and natural features. Museums here include the Art Museum, the Museum of Photography and the Vikin Maritime Museum. There are several art galleries here too including the ASi Art Museum, Kling & Bang and the National Gallery of Iceland. Visitors may like to see some interesting old buildings in the city with some of the oldest houses lining Ingólfstorg square.

Another interesting piece of architecture to be found here is Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, which is a church. The Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Garden is well worth a visit too as is the Botanic Gardens, which houses over 5,000 species of subarctic plants. A visit to Iceland would not be complete with visit to the natural springs and the Volcano Show. Walking and boat tours are also available to give visitors a good trip around the city.

Weather in Reykjavik, Iceland

The mildest time of the year in Reykjavik is July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 13 degrees centigrade. The coldest month of the year is January when the average minimum temperature is approximately -3 degrees centigrade. Precipitation is quite evenly spread throughout the year. October is usually the wettest with an average of 85mm of rainfall spread over 14.5 days.

Travel to Reykjavik, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is approximately 50 kilometres from Reykjavik. Flights arrive here from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Several car hire firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    Apartment #3572398
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      Apartment #4358557
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        Multiple rentals Apartment #1703579
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          Apartment #4021898
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            Apartment #412243
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              Townhome #3850353
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                House #3009075
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                  • 2 BR
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                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6799203
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                    • 1 BR
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                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1703579
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      Apartment #3954612
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        Apartment #3005215
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                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6799203
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                            Apartment #362094
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Apartment #355577vb
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                                • 1 BR
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                                Apartment #3783481
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                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                  Apartment #755112
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                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #51869
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      Apartment #3864838
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                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #99209
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                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                          Apartment #3962359
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            Apartment #3736474
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                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
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                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #51869
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Apartment #160900
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  House #4266405
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                                                    Apartment #2585044
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Apartment #4231316
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        Apartment #1095517
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          House #457410
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Apartment #687336vb
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Apartment #3904280
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Apartment #3669871
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Apartment #920732vb
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                                                                    Apartment #6894332
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                                                                      Apartment #4267036
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        Apartment #6801480
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          Apartment #923224vb
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                            Apartment #4311451
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                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #6892346
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #4040142
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Townhome #4440440
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                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #710093vb
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                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #3759783
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                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        Apartment #4244543
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #4220287
                                                                                          3
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #99209
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                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                                              Villa #1071577
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                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #1674842
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                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #298340
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6590483
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                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      Studio #4095981
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great Choice

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Villa was absolutely clean and comfortable, enough space for our party (10 guests) kitchen is fully equipped and is plenty of towels, bedding even toiletries. Marco was very supportive during and after the booking process, he provided lots of useful information about the Villa, the area, and touristic and travel tips. I would definitely recommend this place to stay in Reykjavik.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great five days in Iceland

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent wonderfull five days at Reykjavik and Iceland - grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, two teenagers and one child. The big apartment at Leifsgata 25 was ideal for us: plenty of room and the location is just perfect. It was like being at home (even piano which we played a little;-). The owner was very helpfull. We recommend the apartment to everybody that goes to Reykjavik with a family or a group.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2009
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2009