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Highlights in Iceland
- Spectacular volcanoes
- Geothermal lakes
- Glaciers and icebergs
- Northern lights
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Iceland
Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is on the coast in the south-west of the island, and while most of the country’s residents make their home here, do make sure to venture out further – much further! Holiday rentals in Iceland are available for you almost everywhere outside of the Vatnajökull National Park, giving you the chance to explore the whole of this extraordinary island. Consider booking your holiday in the villages around the outer edges of the country to experience the true Iceland and to access the many incredible natural phenomena it has to offer.Traditional Icelandic holiday rentals
Iceland is breathtaking, and it’s also cold, so it’s natural that the holiday lettings are built both with large windows to give the greatest vista of the staggering beauty of the country, and cosy, warm and comfortable interiors. Many Icelandic holiday rentals are made from wood, as this is a common building material in Iceland. Reykjavik features attractive, modern and, of course, warm properties in the centre of this fascinating city. Don’t delay – book today and visit this country of outstanding natural beauty.
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A land of fire and ice
The natural incongruity of fiery volcanoes and the icy glaciers make Iceland unique, and truly extraordinary. Ever wanted to jump into a warm water lake and then get out and roll in snow? Here’s your chance! Hike across ancient volcano flows and marvel at glacial rivers, then visit one of its peculiarly beautiful jet black beaches.
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Stepping off the beaten track in Iceland must be done with care, and a guide. But the rewards are amazing and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. Iceland is an incredible place for hikers of all fitness levels – just ensure your guide knows what you are capable of. For those interested in watery adventures, consider diving or snorkelling in the Silfra rift, where you can swim between two tectonic plates, that of North America and Eurasia – the only place on the planet where this is possible!Iceland for couples
If romance blossoms in beautiful surroundings, you’re going to be in the perfect location for love in Iceland. Take a tour around Gullfoss where a truly spectacular waterfall, viewable on two levels, sparkles with a colourful rainbow when the sun shines through the spray. Nauthólsvík geothermal beach in Reykjavík has soft, golden sand and a warm lagoon and hot tubs – a relaxing way to spend your day together. Finish your day with a delightful Icelandic meal then when the night falls, and from late August to mid-April, watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky!
Most of Iceland’s population live in its capital city, Reykjavik, and the city runs almost entirely on eco-friendly geothermal power!
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Iceland’s famous ‘diamond beach’, known locally as Breiðamerkursandur, is a jet-black beach scattered with glittering pieces of ice as big as rocks, washed up from the passing icebergs. Visit this stunning beach for an unforgettable experience!2. Experience the iceberg lagoon of Fjallsárlón
Take a guided boat trip across Fjallsárlón lagoon and come up close and personal with icebergs as they drift around the lake. With the Öræfajökull glacier, Iceland’s tallest volcano, soaring above the lake this is an incredible example of Iceland’s ‘Fire and Ice’.3. See the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss is a 60 metre high crashing waterfall with a spectacular aura when the sun shines. Visitors can reach a cave behind the waterfall for amazing views of the crashing waters.4. Watch as The Great Geysir erupts
The Great Geysir is the first ever known to have been recorded in print and it gives its name to all the other geyser’s in the world. Although it sometimes falls silent, when active its spectacular eruptions of boiling hot water can reach as high as 170 metres!5. Unwind in the Myvatn Nature Baths
Drawing on the natural magic of Iceland’s geothermally heated waters, Myvatn offers visitors the opportunity to swim and relax in the natural mineral spa.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Iceland
Considering the average price of £178.24 per night, Iceland lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in Europe.
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Iceland in January, February, and March which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £140.29, £146.91, and £148.91 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of July (£297.83), June (£219.56), and August (£206.13).
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Iceland, we recommend you to think ahead, as 55% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The most available months, on average, are May (with an availability of 59.8%), April (57.25%), and June (54.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 30% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by July (34.75%), and September (39.25%).
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