Guesthouses in Selfoss

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

What is the best guesthouse in Selfoss?

The best guesthouse in Selfoss is the Sel Guesthouse. This guesthouse has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 150 reviews. Sel Guesthouse is a cozy, nine-room converted farm with a sun terrace with spectacular views. Its location makes it perfect for Golden Circle road trips and exploring Iceland's scenic sights.

What popular attractions are close to Selfoss?

Selfoss is situated in an excellent location for exploring some of Iceland's most popular attractions. Here are some must-see sights that 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?

Selfoss is a charming town in Iceland that offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. There are several tours to choose from depending on your preferences.

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.

Do the guesthouses in Selfoss offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, in most guesthouses, free Wi-Fi is a standard facility offered to guests during their stay.

Can I stay at a guesthouse in Selfoss that offers a glimpse into farm life in Iceland?

The area around Selfoss is known for its rural character and is the main region for cattle farming in Iceland. If you stay in a family-run guesthouse created on one of the farms in the area, you will have the unique opportunity to take a close look at the everyday life of Icelanders. Lambastadir is a great guesthouse that is set on a family-run farm with a secluded sense of Icelandic country life. It has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from over 200 reviews.

Do guesthouses in Selfoss offer guests the option of self-catering?

Guesthouses in Selfoss offer all sorts of amenities. Depending on the specific property, guests can find a shared space such as a living room with a sofa and a TV, and equipped kitchen available to all the travellers. However, this is not a standard facility. If you want to make sure that the guesthouse has an open kitchen, contact the property before arriving in Iceland.

Will I find a restaurant, pub and public swimming pool in Selfoss?

Yes, Selfoss is one of the largest towns in Iceland outside of the capital region and has all the necessary facilities and institutions. There you will find various types of shops, local restaurants, gas stations, a bank, and a public swimming pool. Definitely try out ice cream at a local ice cream parlor or visit Skyrland, a museum dedicated to skyr. Chess lovers have to visit the Bobby Fischer Center!

How do I get from the international airport to my guesthouse in Selfoss?

Keflavik International Airport is located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Selfoss. After landing in Iceland, you can pick up the rental car at Keflavik Airport and go to the guesthouse yourself. This is the most convenient option. If you do not plan to rent a car, you can reach Reykjavik from the airport and, from there, take a public bus to Selfoss.

Do the guesthouses in Selfoss offer private rooms with bathrooms?

Yes, many guesthouses offer private rooms with bathrooms, which have a similar standard as good hotels. Some facilities also provide rooms with shared bathrooms, which are ideal for travellers with a smaller budget.
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