Cottages in Iceland

Cottages in Iceland

Find the best cottages, lodges and cabins around Iceland. Get the full Iceland experience by finding your place to stay in the beautiful Icelandic countryside. There's no better way to see the northern lights in the winter or soak in a hot tub under the midnight sun in the summer.

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Why stay in a cottage in Iceland?

Staying in a cottage is the best way to immerse yourself in Icelandic nature and culture. Great for those looking for self-catered accommodation in Iceland. A cottage getaway is how many Icelanders choose to spend their holidays in this stunning country. There are cottages dotted all over Iceland, giving you private space in beautiful surroundings. Cottages range from being rustic to luxurious - an unexpected luxury included in most cottages in Iceland is the hot tub. Icelanders love using the geothermal energy of the country to soak in a private hot tub under the northern lights or midnight sun, you’ll love it too.  

Frequently asked questions

What are the best cottages to stay in, in Iceland?

The Arnarstapi Cottages are among the best and most unique cottages to stay in while visiting Iceland. Located on the beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. These modern cabins sit in an incredible landscape with wonderful views of the surrounding nature. They have a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 89 reviews.

If you're staying in North Iceland, you can't go wrong with the Hrimland Cottages near the town of Akureyri. Each cottage has a private hot tub and stunning views of the nearby fjord. These cottages are perfect for families and other large groups, as they can fit up to 8 people. These cottages have a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews.

The Dalahyttur Lodges are a range of modern and comfortable cabins that make a great base to explore West Iceland, the Snaefellsnes peninsula, and the Westfjords. With a charming rustic ambiance and gorgeous views of the nearby area, you'll surely enjoy your stay. Additionally, you'll find a restaurant on-site with complimentary breakfast. The Dalahyttur Lodges have a rating of 4.8 out of 5, from 65 reviews.

What are the advantages of staying in a cottage in Iceland?

Staying in a cottage in Iceland is the best way to stay out in the nature of Iceland, making it easy to spot the northern lights or stay out late under the midnight sun.

It allows you to be self-sufficient and do things on your own schedule. Instead of being surrounded by the buildings and people in the city, you are in the quiet and tranquil countryside without a care in the world. It's easy to go out and see the natural attractions in the area and be able to stay as long as you like before heading back.

What is included when staying in a cottage in Iceland?

The cottages in Iceland are self-catering units that include a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, and private bedrooms. Depending on the size of the cottage, some bedrooms might have bunk beds, but usually, there's at least one master bedroom with a full-size bed for two.

Most cabins in Iceland have a porch in the front where you can grill some delicious Icelandic lamb or other delicacies. Some lodges might also include a hot tub to soak in after a long day of hiking or sightseeing.

Is staying in a cabin a good way to see the aurora in Iceland?

Yes, to see the northern lights, it's very important to stay away from the light pollution of cities and towns. Therefore, by staying in a lodge in the Icelandic countryside, far away from artificial lights, it makes the skies much clearer to observe the aurora. As long as it's not cloudy, you have a good chance of seeing the northern lights while staying in a cabin in Iceland.

Do lodges and cabins in Iceland include a hot tub?

It is common for Icelanders to stay in a cabin over the summertime and enjoy soaking in a hot tub on the porch at any hour of the day. Therefore it is quite common for cottages and cabins in Iceland to be equipped with an outdoor hot tub for you to use. To ensure your lodge has a hot tub, read the description carefully to see if it includes a hot tub before booking it.

Do cabins in Iceland include a kitchen?

Yes, all cottages, cabins and lodges in Iceland include a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. The concept behind a cottage in Iceland is that it's a self-contained unit, making you self-sufficient while staying there. Therefore it includes a fully-furbished kitchen.

Do cottages in Iceland have parking?

Yes, all cottages and cabins in Iceland have guaranteed parking. As it's located out in the countryside, there are plenty of parking spaces for anyone, so there's no need to worry about that.