Guesthouses in Selfoss
The best guesthouses in Selfoss
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Why stay in a guesthouse in Selfoss?
Selfoss, the largest inland settlement in Iceland, is the perfect destination for nature lovers seeking tranquility. By staying in a guesthouse in Selfoss, you can fully immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality while enjoying the town's highlights.
Guesthouses in Selfoss offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, often run by friendly hosts who are eager to share their knowledge of the area. These are often family-owned accommodations that provide a personalized experience that goes beyond traditional hotels.
The town itself boasts stunning natural beauty, with unique landscapes and the scenic Olfusa River. Selfoss is conveniently located along the Ring Road, making it a great stopover on a journey along the South Coast.
Selfoss also offers cultural attractions, such as the Bobby Fischer Center, a museum dedicated to the world-renowned chess champion, and Skyrland, a museum about Iceland's delicious dairy product, skyr. During the summer, you can enjoy the "Sumar á Selfossi" festival, which showcases local music and hosts various festivities.
Staying in a guesthouse in Selfoss allows you to experience the town's highlights firsthand while enjoying comfortable accommodations and the warm hospitality of the locals. It's an ideal choice for an authentic Icelandic getaway.
Frequently asked questions
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What popular attractions are close to Selfoss?
The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route with three major attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. All three of these attractions are within an hour's drive from Selfoss, and there's a wide range of Golden Circle tours that visitors can take part in.
The waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss are among the most famous in Iceland and are both located within an hour's drive from Selfoss. Seljalandsfoss is known for its unique path that allows visitors to walk behind the waterfall, while Skogafoss is a massive waterfall with a drop of over 197 feet (60 meters).
The Secret Lagoon is just a 20-minute drive from Selfoss and offers a relaxing and authentic experience in the warm waters of Iceland's oldest swimming pool.
What is there to do in Selfoss?
Foodies can choose this welcoming 3-hour Icelandic dinner with a local in Selfoss or the 2-hour tea time with a local. You can even take cooking lessons with this excellent 3-hour Icelandic cooking class with a local chef.
If you're looking to embrace Iceland’s rich culture and history, you can go for this immersive 3-hour food and history walking tour of traditional Selfoss, or you can visit two of Iceland's most famous volcanoes on this private 9-hour Super Jeep volcano tour in the Icelandic Highlands.
For those hoping to catch the elusive aurora borealis, try this small-group 3-hour northern lights tour with hot drinks from Selfoss. If you prefer to explore Selfoss and the surrounding areas in your own time and at your own pace, you can book your car rental or book one of our many self-drive tours, where you’ll follow a personalized itinerary.
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