Welcome to Viking Cottages. A homely and cosy accommodation in North Iceland, located only a short drive from the town of Akureyri. Our mission is to offer travellers a home while exploring Iceland. Our apartments are surrounded by stunning nature and even better views. It’s the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing time in between exciting activities that the area has to offer.


Viking Cottages and Apartments are located in an exclusive residential area in Vaðlaheiði, a short 7 minutes drive from Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland. The location of the apartments offers the best of both worlds, secluded and surrounded by nature but yet close to Akureyri where you can experience vibrant city life with shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. The views from the cabin are spectacular in all directions, over Akureyri and Eyjafjord. As it is located a short distance from the town itself and away from the city lights, it makes an ideal place to inspect the Aurora Borealis during winter and the amazing midnight sunsets during summer.


The location of the cottages offers easy access, not only to the centre of Akureyri but also to the interesting sites in the surroundings. You can go on hiking tours, walk up the mountain Sulur, one of the mountains above Akureyri, you can go on daily horse riding tours or a midnight sun ride, visit naturally heated swimming pool, hire kayaks or go on a diving course. There are a few golf courses in the nearby areas, offering 9-18 holes in stunning surroundings. During winter you can go ski or do cross-country skiing in the best ski resort in Iceland with outstanding views of Akureyri and the Fjord. You can even go dog sledging with huskies, go snowshoe walking or fishing through the ice. Everyone should find something the interest them and of their liking.

It is also very popular to drive the road skirting the beautiful western shore of the Eyjafjordur, visit the magnificent waterfalls, Goðafoss and Dettifoss or other spectacular natural sites such as Dimmuborgir, Mývatn and go whale watching in Húsavík. It is also possible to take an organized day trip from Akureyri to the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle.

When planning your trip in North Iceland, Viking Cottages and Apartments highly recommend visiting the My Visit – North Iceland website. It provides useful information about all the major attractions and activities in the area, the best restaurants and other places or experiences that should not be missed out on.

  • Get tips on the best restaurants in the area
  • Get information about activities in the area
  • Learn about natural wonders in the area
  • Get useful travel tips about the weather, travel safety and tourist information centres.

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Do you have a question about Viking Cottages and Apartments? Maybe a request? Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can!


Still not sure of something? Check through some frequently asked questions to see if you’ll find the answers to your wonderings.

Viking Cottages and Apartments are a self-check-in accommodation. You will receive an email a few days prior to your check-in date with all necessary information, including driving directions, door code and Wifi password.

Check-in is after 16:00 and check-out is before 11:00.

Yes, all our apartmentse have free Wifi.

No. We recommend having access to a car to being able to fully exploit this accommodation and the surroundings, as there is no public transport service nearby.

Not at all! Please get us know if you have a small child with you and we will provide you with a crib without any extra charge. We can also provide an extra mattress for kids.

Nothing! If you need sleeping space for an extra person, you just need to request an extra bed in advance.

It sure is! All our apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook. There is also an outdoor grill if you fancy barbeque.

Our apartments are located a 10-minute drive from downtown Akureyri. You will receive an email a few days prior to your check-in date that includes driving directions from downtown Akureyri. Please keep the email for further use.

There is an abundance of activities available in Akureyri, including golf, swimming pools, recreational areas and excellent tour operating companies. We recommend My Visit – North Iceland website for all information about activities in the area.

If you booked through a booking channel such as, AirBnb or Expedia, please refer to the booking confirmation email and cancel your booking through the same channel. If you booked through our website or elsewhere, please write us a cancellation email and send to