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Accommodation

The Icelandic travel industry has been growing rapidly in the past few years and the diversity
in accommodations has accordingly increased. Many types of accommodation are offered,
some catering to those wanting a bit of pampering and luxury and others to those seeking
more affordable lodgings. Below is a list of options.

Apartments

Staying at an apartment is an excellent alternative for those wanting more
privacy, prefer to do their own cooking and wish to interact to the locals. Apartments are
available at different price ranges.

Bed & Breakfast

B&B’s and guesthouses are all pervasive and many of
them privately run. They are generally smaller and more intimate than hotels and more
comfortably priced.

Camping

The least expensive type of accommodation available. The are many campsites all
over Iceland, most of them open from May until the beginning of September.

Cottages

Staying at a cottage can be very cozy and it is especially convenient for families or
groups of friends traveling together.

Farm Holidays

Staying at a farm is a unique alternative and a fine choice for those who
seldom venture from cities and wish to experience the bucolic side of life at least once.

Guesthouses

Guesthouses are all pervasive and many of
them privately run. They are generally smaller and more intimate than hotels and more
comfortably priced.

Hostels

Simple and inexpensive accommodation, suitable for budget minded travelers. They
are principally popular with younger people opting for more basic lodgings.

Hotels

Iceland has many fine hotels ranging in price and quality allowing travelers to make a
suitable choice.

Sleeping bag accommodation

Many guesthouses, rural hotels, hostels and farmer’s lodges,offer sleeping bag accommodation, a truly economic alternative.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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