You Can See the Northern Lights at This Modern Airbnb in Iceland

Isabel Garcia
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From House Beautiful

From hot springs to glaciers to fjords, Iceland is known for its stunning landscape. The Nordic country is also one of the best places to witness celestial phenomena. Well, if you're looking to see the northern lights and go on tons of outdoor adventures, this modern Airbnb is for you.

Just a ten-minute drive from the city of Akureyri, the stylish home is part of an exclusive residential area, so you’ll be surrounded by incredible views of nature in a quiet atmosphere. The home has two bedrooms and one bathroom, making it the perfect size for a cozy stay for four.

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While you might be in nature, you certainly won't be roughing it here: The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped. In the living room, which has a TV and seating along the walls, you can see the nearby mountain and city through large windows. White floating stairs lead to a loft with a double bed. Outside the wood-paneled home, there's a wooden deck with seating, the perfect place to see the aurora borealis during the winter. And if you’re traveling in the summer, you can enjoy incredible views of the famous Midnight Sun.

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Located in an ideal spot to explore nature, the home is near hiking trails that you can follow up the Súlur mountain. With a short car ride, you can also swim in naturally heated-swimming pools, walk along the fjord, play golf on an 18-hole course, visit stunning waterfalls, and ride horses. In the winter, popular activities include skiing, dog sledding, and ice fishing. To experience city life, head to Akureyri and visit its shops and restaurants.

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Past renters love the home’s cleanliness, location, and design. “This is a fantastic apartment,” a past tenant wrote in a review. “The patio has great views, the apartment is clean and comfortable, and the kitchen is top notch. Access to the town is excellent, as well as day trips to places like Lake Mvatyn. I would highly recommend this place.”

Ready for Nordic outdoor adventures, while staying at a stylish home? Book a stay here for just $159 a night.

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