Location & Nearby
Elding Apartments is within the Golden Circle of Iceland near the town of Selfoss, 36 miles (58 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The apartments are less than a mile (1.5 kilometers) from the banks of the Olfusa river. This river runs from Iceland’s highlands and drops into the Atlantic Ocean near Selfoss.
The Olfusa river plays a big part in Iceland’s fishing industry so ask your host at Elding Apartments if sport fishing is allowed here. The Floi nature reserve is on the eastern shore of the Olfusa river, and it is in wetlands scattered with small ponds. This should be a bird lover’s paradise with more than 70 species of birds recorded in the area. Floi nature reserve is 14 miles (23 kilometers) from the apartments.
One other area of note on the Olfusa river is the viewpoint and restaurant near the discharge area of the drainage basin into the Atlantic Ocean. This looks like a nature lover’s dream as there is no other activity in this area.
If you head 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) in the other direction to the north of Elding Apartments, you’ll find Kerid crater. This is a must-see while you are in the area. The crater is 3,000 years young, just a child in Iceland's geography. At the bottom of the crater is a pristine lake. The youth of this crater shows as its slopes are red rather than older volcanic black. The lake’s turquoise waters contrast deeply with the red slopes of the 886-foot (270-meter) crater. Don’t forget your camera.
Facilities & Amenities
Elding Apartments is set on a horse farm on the flats around the town of Selfoss near the Olfusa river. There are three deluxe studio apartments and a two-bedroom apartment available. Horses are ever-present here as the two-bedroom apartment is attached to the horse stables. The studio apartments are part of the main house and have private entrances.
Each studio apartment at Elding Apartments has a fully equipped kitchen, smart TV with Netflix, and free Wi-Fi. There is a king-size bed and a sofa bed. There is also a large private bathroom and shower. The studio apartment is brightly lit with natural light and has mountain views.
The two-bedroom apartment at Elding Apartments is separate from the house but attached to the horse stable. Each bedroom has a king-size bed. This apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, a patio with outdoor furniture, and a garden view. There is also a dining room, a private bathroom, and a clothes washer. Free Wi-Fi is available.
All of your other traveling needs can be purchased in the town of Selfoss, 4 miles (6.6 kilometers) from Elding Apartments. There are at least three gas stations, two grocery stores, and even a second-hand market in Selfoss. Ask your hosts about access to the public pool complex. There are also more than a few restaurants and pubs.
Why Choose Elding Apartments?
Elding Apartments is not that far from Reykjavik. But it may seem like a world away, considering its location on a horse farm near the Olfusa river and a nature reserve. With all of this serene nature around you, it may be easy to forget how close you are to the big city. Don't delay - choose your dates to book this amazing serene apartment today!