So you’ve finally decided to go to Iceland! Amazing, as it’s one of my favorite countries in the world! Now it’s time to figure out the coolest cabins in Iceland to rent for your dream vacation.
Whether it is witnessing the Northern lights, riding an Icelandic horse, or bathing in a hot tub with a view of waterfalls and mountains, Iceland has always struck a chord with us. With nature in its purest form, beauty at your doorstep, fjords in the background, and waterfalls as music to ears, Iceland is truly heaven on earth. Think of national parks, hot springs, waterfalls, golfing, hiking, skiing, biking, or horse riding, and you will find it here. Iceland is packed with all kinds of adventures and activities!
Wait, the best part is yet to come! The cabin rentals in Iceland are worth dying for. Not only do they flawlessly blend in with the landscape, but they seem straight out of a painting! And, as tough as it was to shortlist only a few of them (every cabin had its own charm), we managed to pick some of the most amazing and coolest cabin rentals in Iceland.
Also, be sure to check out my guide on Cabins in Sweden for future trip ideas!
Quick Breakdown Of Cabins in Iceland
Before we dive into the whole list, let’s take a quick look at some of the top cabin rentals in Iceland under various categories.
Coolest Cabin Rental in Iceland – The Farm House – Hvammsvik Hot Springs
Best Secluded Cabin Rental in Iceland – Kolsstaðir – Piece of Heaven
Best Romantic Cabin with Hot Tub in Iceland – Akurgerði Guesthouse
Best Luxury Cabin Rental in Iceland – Modern Luxury Villa in South Iceland
Best Iceland Cabin For the Northern Lights – Panorama Glass Lodge
Coolest Iceland Cabin For Horse Riding – Northern Lights Luxury
Top 13 Coolest Cabin Rentals in Iceland
Here is the complete list of some of the coolest cabin rentals in Iceland that we’ve hand-picked for you. Let’s get started!
Akurgerði Guesthouse Cabin – Country Life Style
Where: Ölfus, Iceland
Price: $228+ per night
If you have always dreamt of riding horses in Iceland, Guesthouse Akurgerði is straight out of your dreams. Set on a family-owned horse farm, there are horse riding trips available that range from 1 hour to day tours.
The cabin features a master bedroom with a double bed, a full bathroom, a loft area with 2 mattresses, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, and a dining area. The outdoor features include a private terrace with a BBQ and a furnished patio with a hot tub filled with natural hot water. All while enjoying stunning views of the farm, horses, and the mountains around!
There are many possible activities like fishing, golf, hiking to a natural hot spring, etc. in the area. Hveragerði & Selfoss are 8 minutes away and Reykjavík is 30 minutes away. Many natural sights like the Þingvellir, Golden Circle, waterfalls, and a volcano crater are within a short driving distance.
Panorama Glass Lodge Cabins
Where: Hella, Iceland
Price: $620+ per night
“Amazing sunsets, sunrises and stargazing and with a bit of luck watching northern lights dancing above you all from the comfort of your warm bed, no need to go outside and freeze.”
This is probably the best cabin in Iceland for watching the northern lights! Now you can watch the midnight sun or the northern lights from the comfort of your bed in this glass lodge. You can fall asleep on your bed while gazing at the stars! With enough privacy in breathtaking Icelandic scenery, you are bound to have an amazing and unforgettable experience!
This Scandinavian glass cabin igloo is designed in Viking style keeping sustainability in mind. It features a queen bed, a full bathroom, a dining area, and a kitchenette. The hot tub outside adds to the charm. Unwind and rejuvenate in the hot tub while taking in the panoramic views of the surroundings.
Quiet & Secluded Lake Cabin with Stunning Views
Where: Mosfellsbær, Iceland
Price: $159+ per night
Situated in a mountain valley, this cabin is perfect for experiencing the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis or watching the sunset over the lake. You get breathtaking views of the mountains and the lake from both inside and outside the cabin.
Having wooden accents throughout, the cabin features 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, 2 living rooms with a TV & sound system, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a dining room. There is a wrap-around wooden deck that has a hot tub with geothermal water, outdoor furniture, a hammock, and a BBQ grill.
Many tourist attractions in the west and south of Iceland are within easy reach. Reykjavik is a 40 minutes drive from the cabin.
Kaldá Lyngholt Holiday Homes
Where: Egilsstadir, Iceland
Price: $240+ per night
Located next to a waterfall and a river, this holiday home is perfect for a vacation in nature. While watching the northern lights is a top-rated activity, hiking and bird watching are also quite popular here.
Sporting wooden interiors, the cabin has 1 bedroom, a full bathroom, a well-equipped kitchenette, a small dining table, and a living area with a TV. Outside, there is a patio with seating and a picnic table. A hot tub, sauna, and yoga mats are available for use. Egilsstadir town and airport are a 10-minute drive away.
Aska Modern Tiny Cabin
Where: Reykjahlíð, Iceland
Price: $248+ per night
Perched in the middle of a 300-year-old lava field and on the northern shore of lake Mývatn, Aska cabin offers scenic views of the lava field and the lake. It features 1 bedroom with a double bed, a full bathroom, a kitchenette with a dining area, and a living area.
The cabin is 1 km away from the lake and offers excellent opportunities for biking on the 37 km long country road around the lake. Bikes can be rented from the service center of the property. Maps with biking and hiking routes are also available. A riding tour on an Icelandic horse can also be booked. The airport is nearby.
Modern Luxury Villa in South Iceland
Where: Árnessýslu, Iceland
Price: $1006+ per night
If you are a family or a group of friends on a vacation, and would absolutely love to indulge in luxury & comfort, this luxury villa is what you should be looking for! Located in the middle of the Golden Circle and amidst nature, the villa presents excellent opportunities to visit the most popular attractions of South Iceland, and for enjoying activities such as hiking, fishing, playing golf, or going for romantic walks.
This 115 sq meter villa features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a laundry room, a central heating system, and a living room with a TV & a fireplace. There is direct access to a large deck with a hot tub from the living room.
Outside, the patio has outdoor furniture, a BBQ grill, a panorama sauna, and a fireplace. The perfect setting for watching the northern lights or enjoying 24 hours of daylight in summer!
Kolsstaðir Cabin — Secluded Piece of Heaven
Where: Dalasýsla, Iceland
Price: $255+ per night
Nestled on a private 1500 acres of land on a mountain hill in west Iceland, the cabin offers panoramic views of the mountains, valleys, and the ocean. One of the coolest cabin rentals in Iceland, you can soak in the views of the unspoiled natural beauty even from the kitchen and the living area of this cabin.
The cabin features an attic bedroom with a queen bed & a single bed, a full bathroom, a living area with a sleeping sofa, a dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, a wood stove, and a work desk.
The cabin is ideal for watching northern lights, exploring hundred-year-old sheep trails, and hiking. A short hike takes you up the mountain of Kolsstaðir. A visit to nearby fjords is recommended for watching birds and seals.
At a 30 km distance, you will find a natural pool and a paid geothermal swimming pool with a hot tub. Reykjavik is 130 km away.
Northern Lights Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub
Where: Mosfellsbær, Iceland
Price: $656+ per night
Surrounded by a vast expanse of greenery and a view of the mountains, this cabin is great for unwinding in nature and watching wildlife like foxes, owls, and other interesting seasonal birds. Moreover, there is a magical show of the northern lights during the winter months. During summer, there are berries around, and different species of birds frequent the place.
The cabin features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The master bedroom has a skylight, perfect for gazing at the stars or experiencing northern lights. The living room is spacious and has large windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a dining area. Outside, there is a patio that leads to the geothermal hot tub.
Day tours for quads/ATVs and horse riding can be booked here. This cabin is close to the highway and is perfect for those looking to do the Golden Circle and/or visit Þingvellir. You will be 5 minutes away from the city and 15 minutes away from the center.
The Farm House Cabin – Hvammsvik Hot Springs
Where: Kjósarhreppur, Iceland
Price: $869+ per night
A part of Hvammsvik Nature Resort & Hot Springs, this farm house is perched on a 1200-acre estate along the coast. Since this is a private gated estate with views of the surrounding mountains and the Hvalfjörður “Whale Fjord” bay, you will be able to immerse yourself completely in nature.
Boasting top-quality furniture and Icelandic art, the house features 3 floors. There are 2 bedrooms & a bathroom on the top floor. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a living room on the first floor. On the ground floor, there is a TV room, 1 bedroom with 4 bunk beds, and a full bathroom with a washer & dryer. Outside, there is a private hot tub and BBQ.
30 types of birds visit this property, and you may even spot wild sheep and arctic foxes roaming around. There is also a small lake at the property full of rainbow trout. You can enjoy fishing & cooking them at the BBQ. The Geothermal hot spring at the ocean’s edge is available for use. You will be close to Golden Circle & Glymur waterfall and 40 minutes away from Reykjavik.
Unbelievable Iceland Cabin Studio With Great View
Where: Akureyri, Iceland
Price: $103+ per night
Offering a view of the bay and the Akureyri town, this cabin is located in an exclusive residential area of Akureyri. The cabin features a loft bedroom with a double bed, and a kitchenette, a living area & a bathroom on the first floor.
You can enjoy the midnight sun in summer and experience the aurora borealis in winter from here. You can take hiking tours, hike up the mountain of Sulur, play golf on an 18-hole golf ground, hire kayaks, visit a naturally heated pool, and hire horses for the day or to watch the midnight sun. In winter, you can enjoy skiing, snowshoe walks, dog sledding, or fishing trout.
Akureyri town is a 10-minute drive away. There is a direct flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri.
Comfortable Cottage Near National Park
Where: Snæfellsbær, Iceland
Price: $202+ per night
Located on the edge of Snæfellsnesjökull national park, one of the best places to visit during winter, this cabin gives you a chance to witness the beauty of Snæfellsnes peninsula and the area around the Snæfellsjökull glacier. The peace and tranquility of this place are unmatched. Also, a great place to experience the northern lights!
This well-furnished and beautifully decorated cabin features 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a TV, a dining area, and a bathroom with a washer & dryer. Outside, there is a wrap-around deck with a picnic bench.
Seljalandsfoss Horizons Cabins
Where: Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
Price: $335+ per night
Offering scenic views of waterfalls and the surrounding mountains, this cabin is located in a quiet, secluded region of south Iceland. With huge glass windows, intricate detailing, and a romantic setting, this cabin is perfect for couples looking for a romantic vacation.
The cabin features a bedroom on the ground floor, a loft bedroom, a full bathroom, a well-equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher, a living area with a TV, and a dining area. The patio outside is great for soaking in the surroundings.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall is nearby. Skogafoss Waterfall is 28 km and Vestmannaeyjar Airport is 31 km from the cabin.
Peaceful Cozy Cabin with Amazing View
Where: Akureyri, Iceland
Price: $253+ per night
This cabin offers views of the Akureyri town and Eyjafjordur, which is one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Featuring 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, a kitchenette, a living area, and a dining area, the 45 meter square cabin has beautiful interiors and big windows that offer amazing views. The hot tub outside on the patio is perfect for a dip while soaking in the views of the surroundings.
The town of Akureyri is a 5-minute drive. Many restaurants, art & culture, and family-friendly activities can be enjoyed within a few minutes’ drive.
Already decided on a cabin rental? Awesome! Whether you are a couple, a family with kids or a group of friends, our wonderfully curated list of the coolest cabin rentals in Iceland has something for everyone. We hope you liked it! Happy travels!