This Sleek Airbnb Completely Blends Into The Icelandic Wilderness
If you haven’t been watching Netflix’s “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” you should check it out for your daily dose of wanderlust. Or you could just rent a shiny, serene Airbnb in the Icelandic wilderness because we’ve found one that is the epitome of the sleek modern paradises we’ve been drooling over in the TV series.
The Airbnb is a home with three apartments, each with a private entrance — no sharing in the middle of the rugged wilderness. There’s a view over the nearby bay and mountains, as well as access to hiking trails directly from the house. You can also take longer journeys to the Eyjafjordur Fjord, Goðafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon and even the Arctic Circle.
It’s $165 per night and four people can split the space. Everyone won’t get their own full bed: two people will share a room and the other two will be in bunk beds. But we don’t think you’ll be spending much time sleeping, especially if you visit in the summer. Iceland has bright daylight lasting far into the normally dark hours in the summer, due to the midnight sun phenomenon.
- One double bed
- One bunk bed
- Access to hiking trails
Here’s how to make this dream vacation a reality:
You don’t have to drive all the way across Iceland to get to this shiny Airbnb. Once you’re in Reykjavik, there are 45-minute flights between the big city and the town of Akureyri, where the Airbnb is located. You’ll likely want a car for your Iceland explorations (you can even drive the five or six hours from Reykjavik if you’re in a road trip mood), although the Airbnb is only ten minutes from the town so it’s possible to work around it if you’re a flexible traveler who mainly wants to hang out at your home-away-from-home.
So friends, when are we going?
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