Cottages in Akureyri

Cottages in Akureyri

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Why stay in a cottage in Akureyri?

Akureyri, known as the "Capital of the North," is a charming town surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and the serene waters of the Eyjafjordur fjord. There, you'll find many attractions, a vibrant art scene, historic churches, colorful old houses, and great food. The town is also home to one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Iceland and nearby, you'll find the magical Christmas House, adding to the charm of the area.

This makes renting a cottage in Akureyri especially great, as you'll be able to take in what the town has to offer while enjoying the tranquility and privacy of your "home away from home." You'll also have great views over the beautiful surroundings and potentially over Akureyri as well.

Furthermore, if you visit during winter, staying in a cottage can provide good opportunities for spotting the northern lights, because of the distance from urban light pollution. In the summer, the extended daylight hours provide ample opportunities for midnight sun explorations.

Akureyri makes for a great base for exploring North Iceland, an area that features some of Iceland's most iconic sights. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, lake Myvatn, and Dettifoss, Iceland's most powerful waterfall. After a day of adventure, stop at the Forest Lagoon for a rejuvenating soak before heading back home to recharge among the peaceful nature.

The convenience of a cozy, private setting, combined with the freedom to explore the region at your own pace, makes staying in a cottage in Akureyri a preferred choice for many when visiting North Iceland.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best cottage in Akureyri?

The best cottages for your stay in Akureyri are the Silva Holiday Homes. They have a 5 out of 5-star rating from over 10 guests and are brimming with cozy charm.
They're part of an old farm, where you can get a breakfast buffet in the mornings. You'll also have access to a hot tub and grill on your cabin terrace. It's a fantastic choice if you want to experience the best that a stay in a cozy cottage can offer.

What's the closest cottage to Akureyri?

If you want to enjoy the comfort and privacy of a cottage but want to stay within Akureyri, the best choice is the Hrimland Cottages. They have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 60 guests.
They're located by the Hlidarfjall ski resort, just 3 miles (5 kilometers) from central Akureyri. You'll be able to experience all that Akureyri has to offer while still enjoying a quiet retreat with beautiful views.

What is the most budget-friendly cottage in Akureyri?

Accommodation in the cottage is usually offered for several people, so the cost is spread over a more significant number of travelers. This can make renting a cottage with a group more budget-friendly.
For an affordable cottage in Akureyri, consider booking one of the Sunnuhlid Houses. They're designed to showcase the surrounding views and are only a 15-minute drive from central Akureyri. Over 60 guests have on average rated their stay a 4.8 out of 5 stars.

What type of cottage in Akureyri is the most convenient for a family or group of friends?

When traveling with family or friends, staying in a private cottage is a wonderful way to enhance your experience as they are often designed to host groups.
A great choice for a family or group are the Hrimland Cottages. They can host up to 8 people and have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 60 guests.
You'll be able to enjoy a fully equipped home with stunning views and a private hot tub, while only being three miles (five kilometers) from central Akureyri.

Are there cottages with views over Akureyri?

You can find great cottages that offer stunning views over Akureyri from the hillside that's across the Eyjafjordur fjord. In fact, it's a very popular area for summerhouses, as there is a road that cuts across the fjord, meaning you can reach the town within a 10-minute drive.
For great views of Akureyri, consider booking one of the Viking Cottages and Apartments. They feature a cozy atmosphere with fantastic views over the Eyjafjordur fjord. They also have an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 70 guests, so you can count on a comfortable stay.

Do the cottages have a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen?

Yes, the vast majority of summer cottages in Iceland have an equipped kitchen where you can prepare a meal. Depending on the specific property, apart from the kitchen, you will find a dining room or living room.
The majority of summer cottages have a private bathroom, although you may find some options with a shared bathroom.

Do cottages in Akureyri offer free parking, free WiFi and local breakfast?

Most cottages in Akureyri offer guests free parking next to the building, or very close by. Free WiFi is provided depending on the property, though it's generally considered part of standard amenities.
Accommodation in cabins usually involves self-catering, so breakfast is not possible. You will have access to a kitchen or kitchenette where you can prepare your own. There are also many fantastic cafés and restaurants in Akureyri.

What is there to do in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, you can explore the town's rich cultural scene, visit its art museums, and take a stroll in the Botanical Garden. You can also enjoy a soak at the Forest Lagoon geothermal spa, indulge in authentic Icelandic cuisine at local restaurants, and shop for unique souvenirs.
The town's charming architecture, vibrant arts scene, and historical buildings are also worth exploring, especially the famous Akureyrakirkja church. In the winter months, skiing and snowboarding on the nearby Hlidarfjall mountain are popular activities.
If you're looking for adventure, you can take part in one of the many tours that operate from Akureyri. Some popular options include this whale-watching tour of Eyjafjordur fjord or this northern-lights hunt, if you're visiting during the darker months.

Can I see the northern lights from my cottage in Akureyri?

Yes, if you're visiting between September and March, you can potentially see the northern lights from your cottage in Akureyri. This especially applies if the cottage is located on the outskirts of the town, away from light pollution.
Keep in mind that visibility depends on various factors including weather conditions, clear skies, and solar activity. It's best to check the aurora forecast and ensure clear skies for optimal viewing. You can also increase your chances of seeing them by joining a northern lights tour.

What type of car do I need to get to my cottage in Akureyri?

Generally, you will only need a small rental car for cottages in Akureyri, but this can depend on what time of year you're visiting.
If you're visiting in winter, you're better off renting a 4x4 jeep as North Iceland is likely covered in snow and the weather can be unpredictable.

How to get from the domestic airport in Akureyri to my rented cottage?

The easiest way to travel from Akureyri Airport to your cottage is to rent a car. You can also order a taxi, though this will likely be a bit pricy.
The houses can be located off the beaten track, away from the town center, so there is no direct public transport available. You can, however, find public buses within Akureyri.
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