Villas in Iceland

Villas in Iceland

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Villas in Iceland

Iceland, where magic still remains

Booking a villa in Iceland seems like a fairytale come true. Although most inhabitants live in the capital, Reykjavik, you can find villas and properties in secluded or isolated locations like Hunavatnshreppur or Eyjafjardarsveit. Around the island, you can also find entire villas in areas like Selfoss, Vik, Skafatell, Höfn, Húsavik, Stykkisholmur, Borgarnes, Keflavik and Akureyri.

Traditional architecture in a fairytale land

Deep inland and in some resorts along the coast of Iceland, most villas are designed with the traditional architecture of the country and finished with wood and natural elements. The villas are surrounded by impressive nature and breathtaking landscapes that will make you feel part of a fairytale. Cosy, warm and welcoming rooms with spectacular views of the rugged mountains, green valleys, crystal clear lakes and rivers. Enjoy an unforgettable time in the land of the elves.

Travelers and activities

Iceland for nature lovers

Iceland is a country of approximately 336,500 inhabitants, whose population is mainly concentrated on the coast. Deep inland, the island is formed by a large plateau full of deserts, mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers. From February to April the island attracts you with snow and appealing scenic tours across cinematic scenarios and landscapes with a geyser, impressive icy waterfalls, incredible glaciers on which you can walk, beautiful black beaches and steaming thermal springs. This is the stunning nature of Iceland. From June to August, the mild weather draws in thousands of nature enthusiasts eager to discover the island and its natural gems. What are you waiting for? Come and see it for yourself.

Iceland for spa lovers

After long days exploring and discovering natural treasures the best way to finish them is having a relaxing time to pamper yourself. The island is a natural geothermal spa! Along the way you can find several hot springs to take a dip but the most popular one is the Blue Lagoon (Blaá Lonio), the deep blue lava lake very appreciated by islanders since the Middle Ages. Take a steam bath, have a relaxing massage or a sauna. The snow-capped mountains are an impressive backdrop during winter months as you enjoy your bath in the lagoon.

Did you know Iceland is one of the only two places in the world where you can see two of the earth’s tectonic plates meeting above the earth’s surface? The Eurasian and American plates protrude above the ground in Thingvellir and they move apart slowly every year.

Top 7 travel tips in Iceland

1. Visit the capital of the elves

According to official surveys, most people in Iceland believe in elves. They even have an ivory commissioner. Not far from Reykjavik, the city of Hafnarfjördur is nestled in the middle of lava hills and inhabited by 26,000 people. This town is believed to be the biggest colony of magical creatures where you can experience what it is like to follow them with the city map by Erla Stefánsdóttir.

2. Spot the whales

If you enjoy watching animals in their own habitat, from the cities of Reykjavík, Akureyri and Húsavík you can take a boat tour to spot the whales while you are in the middle of the North Atlantic. A really fascinating experience like no other. Admire these incredible animals and prepare your camera.

3. Go on a light hunt!

If you decide to stay in Iceland in winter, do not forget to look up at the sky during the dark nights when the sky is clear. You will feel like you are part of one of the greatest shows you will ever see, the Northern Lights. This phenomenon has had a fascinating effect on people for thousands of years and anyone who has seen them with their own eyes can confirm it. The ghostly rolling green, red and blue lights can be seen from August to April. The best spots to catch them are the ones facing north. Some of the best spots on the island are Skógafoss, Hvolsvöllur, DC Plane Wreck, Jökulsárlón, Stokksnes, Kirkjufell and Hvítserkur.

4. Visit Reykjavik, the capital

Reykjavik is the capital of this volcanic island. This colorful city holds myths and stories about its past, quirky buildings, creative people, wild nightlife and great design. Explore it and marvel at the cleanest, greenest and safest city in the world. This dynamic city has plenty of small cafés, bistros, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Reykjavik will offer you city buzz and fantastic sea views.

5. Admire the Golden Waterfall

One of the most impressive and best-known waterfalls in Iceland is Gullfoss Waterfall. This waterfall is one of the three main landmarks of the Golden Circle. The water comes from the river Hvitá and plunges into a deep gorge underneath. Spend some time to admire this stunning wonder of nature and if you dare, take the path close to the thundering waters and get mesmerising views.

6. Go to Lake Mývatn

In northern Iceland you will find Lake Mývatn, one of the most beautiful places in the country. The crystal clear water and the stunning scenery surrounding it is a true gem. In addition to taking a pleasant walk through the roses of Dimmuborgir, you can take a dip in their natural baths.

7. Contemplate the Dettifoss Waterfall

The most spectacular waterfall in Iceland is that of Dettifoss. This is even one of the favorite locations by directors who choose to shoot many film productions here. For example, the final scene of Prometheus. But in addition, the surroundings are also really incredible so it is always worth it a trip to this unique location.

FAQs: Villas in Iceland

Which types of facilities are available at the villas in Iceland?

Among the amenities you can find on Holidu, it seems that the villas in Iceland benefit from everything that travelers wish for! Here, the villas generally have a variety of amenities, the most popular being: internet (87%), balcony (80%), and garden (79%)...What more could you want?

How are the villas generally rated in Iceland?

The villas in this destination are often well reviewed. 64% of the villas in Iceland have excellent reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars!

Are the villas in Iceland child-friendly?

According to the Holidu database, 59% of villas in Iceland are child-friendly, it will therefore not be difficult to find the ideal villa for you and your children.

Are the villas in Iceland pet-friendly?

Yes! In Iceland, 17% of the villas accept pets, 79% also have a garden!

Do the villas in Iceland generally offer Wi-Fi?

Yes! According to last year, 87% of villas in Iceland have internet connection. It is therefore no problem, you will be able to access your emails and favorite social media sites throughout your stay!

What is the average price for villas in Iceland?

Many villas in Iceland are, in general, fairly expensive. According to the last year, 22% are at more than $500 per night.

Do the villas in Iceland usually come equipped with a fireplace or a pool?

Yes! According to Holidu's data, the villas in Iceland are ideal all year round. Here, 29% have a fireplace and 16% a pool.

Are the villas in Iceland suitable for stays with the whole family or rather for a weekend break as a small group?

In Iceland, according to Holidu, 58% of villas are suitable for up to eight travelers, 61% of these villas are made up of at least four bedrooms. But 99% of villas are also suitable for up to four guests, and 93% of the villas include at least two separate bedrooms. Iceland is therefore the ideal destination for traveling in small or large groups, with family or friends!

For a luxury trip in Iceland, are Villas a good idea?

Some villas are, but others aren't as luxurious. So if you are looking for that special accommodation, don't delay in making a reservation because only 16% have a pool, while 16% have AC . However, if it's space you're looking for, 99% of the villas can accommodate four or more adults, and 79% have a garden.

Do the villas in Iceland have a beautiful view?

More than half of the villas have a balcony and a view (80% and 75%) making it the best destination for those who dream of waking up to a beautiful view in the morning. 79% also offer a garden, so you will certainly find your vacation paradise. If you like eating your meals outdoors, and especially if you like barbecues, 71% of the villas are equipped with them.

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