In Iceland the options available for accommodations make sure there is something suitable for everyone
There is a great selection of youth and family hostels all around Iceland and in the capital of Reykjavík. Hostels are for individuals, families and groups and offers low priced rooms and quality overnight accommodation in a friendly atmosphere.
A nice guesthouse offers a friendly and relaxed travelling experience. Most Icelandic guesthouses are family owned and operated, and offer a homely atmosphere and friendly service.
Renting a summerhouse is a good alternative for people who want to spend their vacation peacefully and acquaint themselves with a certain area of Iceland. Summerhouses are also an economical choice for small groups and families. Most summerhouses offer cooking facilities and access to hot tubs.
For those traversing the Icelandic highlands, mountain huts are available along the most common trails and in other areas. In most cases these huts are very basic shelters along the most popular routes. Space is limited so you will need to book in advance.
VAKINN is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. Only companies that maintain the highest standards in all aspects of business practices and meet a comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry VAKINN – Iceland tourism's official quality and environment label.
The quality system is divided into two categories, star grading system for accommodation and other tourism services.
VAKINN is run by the Icelandic Tourist Board which has led the project in close cooperation with The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Innovation Center Iceland and the Icelandic Tourism Association.