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Homestays in Iceland
Written by Haranya S on July 28, 2021 Share on

10 Best Homestays in Iceland- A complete Guide!

Iceland is not only a Home to the largest ice glaciers in Europe but also a memorable Home for every visitor. We all know the famous phrase “Home is where the heart is!” In the same place, everyone in the world wants to have a homestay feel in every tourist destination rather than a classy 5-star hotel or luxury restaurant. Further to experience Iceland’s lifestyle, guesthouses or apartments, which give the home feel, is best suitable one you could choose. Here is the list of the top 10 Best homestays in Iceland. As you explore the stunning landscape in the listed Homestays, sure you will leave in wow experience.

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10 Best Home Stays in Iceland

  • Grenivik Guesthouse
  • Arnarstapi Cottages
  • Hotel Latrabjarg
  • Saudafell Guesthouse
  • Hestaland Guesthouse
  • Jonna Guesthouse
  • Vid Hafid Guesthouse
  • Great view Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Brekka
  • Guesthouse Kalfafellsstadur

1. Grenivik Guesthouse

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Grenivik Guesthouse is located in North Iceland, one of the best homestays in Iceland that offers you a friendly homestay with private facilities. Next, there is plenty of parking space in the guesthouse which is free of cost. The Guesthouse is a short distance from everything that offers restaurants, a walking trail, sea, shops, gas station, and outdoor swimming pool. In fact, the service provider in Grenivik is happy to assist you with your travel plans and information that they need and also the homestay life of Iceland. Hence, here booking is totally safe, no booking fees, and they provide you with the cheap and the best price. The most popular facilities are free wifi, free parking slots, which offer you a mountain view, a garden view, and a sea view. As well, activities like Canoeing, Hiking, and Horse riding are offered for additional charges.

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Distance from the Airport:

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Eyjafjörður sea – 0.2 km
  • Kaldbakur mountain – 1 km
  • Mathús Milli fjöru og fjalla restaurant & cafe – 0.2 km
  • Hlíðarfjall – 38 km
  • Neðri lyfta – 17 km

2. Arnarstapi Cottages

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This cottage is located in Arnarstapi Snæfellsbær, and a perfect spot to explore Snaefellsjökull National Park. It is close to a coastline so that you can see the sea view, mountain view from the terrace. You will have free wifi here and also a free parking slot in no need of reservation. To prove a private cottage in a breathtakingly scenic village is one of the prettiest corners of Iceland.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Bíldudalur Airport – 97.4 km
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport – 98.2 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Snæfellsjökull ski – 5 km
  • Snjófell Restaurant-Arnarstapi Centre – 0.2 km
  • Hraun Restaurant – 37 km

3. Hotel Latrabjarg

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It is a family-run hotel situated in Vestfirdir, the western fjords of Iceland with an on-site restaurant with a bar. This hotel can help you arrange horseback riding, fishing, cycling, and hiking activities. Beach and lakes were just a 10-minute walk from this ” Hotel Latrabjarg”, a best ideal romantic guest house in Patreksfjordur at a reasonable price. As well, don’t forget to visit the art gallery “House of Creativity” on your trip.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Bíldudalur Airport – 27.9 km
  • Isafjordur Airport – 70 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Patreksfjörður Fjord sea – 1 km
  • Latrabjarg cliffs mountain – 25 km

4. Saudafell Guesthouse

Saudafell Guesthouse
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Definitely, you can expect a homey and friendly atmosphere here and a fantastic place to stay. Each room has a shared bedroom and the shared kitchen includes the mountain view and the river view. You can enjoy barbeque facilities during your stay. They will offer you entertainment and a family service with puzzle games, board games, and child safety socket covers. In addition, you will have a picnic area and a garden outside of this guesthouse.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport – 99.1 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Haukadalsvatn lake – 10 km
  • Baula mountain – 20 km
  • Hvammsfjörður sea – 14 km
  • Dalakot cafe – 14 km
  • Kjörbúðin restaurant – 14 km

5. Hestaland Guesthouse

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Hestaland Guesthouse is a great place to stay while trekking. Recently remodelled beautiful farm accommodations with excellent 5-star meal buffet style. Horse riding is offered here and you will have a hot tub at the deck to relax. You can arrange a trip to area caves, craters, and waterfalls also. Langjökull Glacier is about an hour away by car a must-visit ice cave nearby. Don’t forget to bring your hiking boots and waterproof jacket.

Distance from the Airport:

  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport – 57.5 km
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport – 81.8 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Munaðarnes Restaurant – 12 km
  • Hraunsnef Restaurant – 21 km

6. Jonna Guesthouse

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Jonna Guesthouse is the perfect location for all trips around, clean & neat rooms with all necessary pieces of equipment. Highly recommended for all travellers, worth the money. Thorlakshofn Golf Course is 2.7 km away and the fishing village of Eyrarbakki is 17 km away. Importantly, it is just a 40 – minute drive from Reykjavik and a good location for the coastal route or the golden circle.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport – 41 km
  • Reykjavík Keflavík Airport – 62.8 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Ölfusá river – 8 km
  • Vandráður – 18.9 km
  • Hendur í höfn – 0.2 km
  • Viking Pizza restaurant – 0.1 km

7. Vid Hafid Guesthouse

Vid Hafid Guesthouse
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Vid Hafid Guesthouse is a great location for the sea with the Best Homestays in Iceland. Guest can enjoy the activities like golfing and horse riding. In the same place, Snaefellsjoekull National Park is located 10 km away from the guesthouse. You will be provided with comfy beds and super lumpy pillows in the full breeze make your stay super cool. So many natural beauties like mountains, lakes, rivers, sea, and mountains were just a minute walk from the busy city view.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Bíldudalur Airport – 83.5 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Valavatn lake – 8 km
  • Snæfellsjökull mountain – 10 km
  • Bjarnafoss river – 19 km
  • Kirkjufell mountain – 25 km

8. Great view Guesthouse

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One of the best homestays in Iceland for families with children. In fact, you will be having a children’s playground at the deck. Enjoy various activities in the Great view guesthouse including a bike tour, walking tour, yoga classes, golf course, hiking, darts, and jacuzzi facilities. Visitors can explore the landmark view and mountain view. In addition, if you need the entire unit will be accessible by wheelchair.

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Distance from the Airport:

  • Akureyri Airport – 5.5 km
  • Húsavík Airport – 48.2 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Eyjafjardara river – 2 km
  • Kerling mountain – 10 km
  • Hraunsvatn lake – 40 km
  • Silva restaurant – 3 km

9. Guesthouse Brekka

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Brekka is situated in the Adaldalur Valley with just 30 km from Húsavik’s town center. You can relax on the terrace or in the TV lounge, rooms include a private bathroom with showers. You will have a laundry service, free breakfast, and a BBQ facility. In addition, special diet menus are provided at the request of the guests. In fact, you will be provided with a library facility too.

Distance from the Airport:

  • Húsavík Airport – 13.6 km
  • Akureyri Airport – 39.4 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Godafoss Waterfall – 19.9 km
  • Laxa river – 0.5 km
  • Skjalfandi bay sea – 28 km
  • Mývatn lake – 33.5 km

10. Guesthouse Kalfafellsstadur

Guesthouse Kalfafellsstadur
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Guesthouse Kálfafellsstadur is a perfect & amazing place to stop on the way from Reykjavik. You will get to see the Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon, and Diamond Beach on passing through the Hofn. Natural beauties like mountains, lakes, hiking areas, and glaciers are just a half an hour visit from the guesthouse. Views like an inner courtyard, landmark view, garden view, and mountain view were easily accessible.

Distance from the Airport:

  • Hornafjordur Airport – 33.9 km

Nearest Top Attractions:

  • Vatnajökull mountain – 18 km
  • Jökulsarlon lake – 18 km
  • Skálafell Hiking Area – 45 km
  • Smyrlabjörg restaurant – 12 km

If you are visiting Iceland, don’t forget to live your trip in homestays in Iceland. Of course, everybody wants to feel their tour accommodation in a Homestay. Trust me! That gives you an Icelandic lifestyle experience where you will not get this kind of experience while staying in 5-star restaurants or luxury hotels. Check out our pre-packaged Iceland tour packages from India offered at Pickyourtrail and choose the one that suits you the best or customise your own Iceland itinerary according to your likes.

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