Hotels & Accommodation in Selfoss

Hotels & Accommodation in Selfoss

Explore a wide range of hotels and accommodations in Iceland's largest inland community. Find your perfect place to stay in Selfoss and explore Iceland's dramatic South Coast

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Why stay in a hotel in Selfoss?

Selfoss is a charming town located in southern Iceland, known for its geothermal energy, outdoor recreational activities, and being the largest inland settlement in Iceland. The town offers a range of hotels and accommodations, providing visitors with comfortable and convenient lodging options while exploring the surrounding area.

Hotels in Selfoss vary in size, price, and amenities, offering something for every budget and travel style. From budget-friendly options to high-end luxury hotels, visitors can choose from a variety of accommodations that meet their specific needs and preferences.

Hotels in Selfoss offer a range of amenities, including on-site restaurants, bars, and cafes, providing guests with convenient dining options throughout their stay. Some hotels also offer spa and wellness facilities making the most of the abundant geothermal energy in the region, providing visitors with the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring the town and surrounding area.

Accommodations in Selfoss also include guesthouses, providing a more homey and cozy atmosphere for visitors. Guesthouses are typically smaller than hotels, offering a more personalized experience with hosts that are often locals with a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area.

In addition to hotels and guesthouses, visitors to Selfoss can also stay in rental cottages or apartments, providing a more private and independent accommodation option. Rental cottages and apartments offer a range of amenities, including fully-equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Overall, hotels and accommodations in Selfoss provide visitors with comfortable and convenient lodging options while exploring the beautiful surrounding area, with a short distance to explore the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route and the dramatic natural wonders of Iceland's South Coast.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Selfoss should I stay in?

The best place to stay is in the small city center near Olfusarbru bridge. This area has a range of finer restaurants, local eateries, and bars and pubs. The surrounding area of Selfoss is known for its wealth of geothermal energy and heating, making it perfect for dairy farming. Therefore a visit to Selfoss is not complete until you have some ice cream in one of the town's many ice cream parlors.

What is the best hotel in Selfoss?

The best hotel in Selfoss is Hotel Gullfoss. This popular option is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 288 travelers. It's located just outside of Selfoss, near Gullfoss waterfall, from which it draws its name. It has spacious rooms and is decorated in a modern Nordic style. The hotel has two room types, a Standard Double or a Superior Double, and has the option of having two single beds or one large bed.

What outdoor attractions are near Selfoss?

Selfoss is located in close proximity to various natural attractions and outdoor activities. It is close to the stops along the Golden Circle sightseeing tour. Some popular options include visiting the nearby Geysir hot spring, exploring Thingvellir National Park, and hiking in the Hengill geothermal area.

Is there a luxury hotel close to Selfoss that is suitable for the most demanding guests?

Yes, in Selfoss and the closest vicinity of the city, you will find a few hotels that offer the highest standard, such as 4-star Hotel South Coast. This beautiful hotel is furnished in a designer style with a Nordic character and is a good option for the more demanding traveler.

Depending on the property, you can expect additional amenities such as a spa with a sauna, jacuzzi, and steam room. Some hotels in Selfoss also offer a private gym.

Can I stay in a hotel with hot tubs in Selfoss?

Selfoss is well known for its abundant geothermal energy, so some accommodations make the most of it with spa facilities and hot tubs for guests. We recommend Hotel Hjardarbol, which has outdoor hot tubs available for guests and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 250 reviews.

Can I book a cheap hotel in Selfoss for a budget tourist?

Travelers who are looking for cheap accommodation in Selfoss can basic accommodation without straining their budget. We recommend booking the hotel in advance as the most affordable places to stay are usually get fully booked in advance.

What amenities are offered at most hotels in Selfoss?

Most hotels, depending on the standard, offer comfortable rooms with bathrooms, including bed linen and towels, free toiletries, and a dryer. Some rooms also have a tea and coffee set, TV, and wardrobe. Many hotels also offer luggage storage, facilities for disabled guests, and a buffet breakfast

Is it necessary to book accommodations in advance for Selfoss?

Booking accommodations in advance is generally recommended, especially during the peak tourist season (June to August) when availability may be limited, and prices can be higher. Early booking ensures that you secure the best options and rates for your stay.

Can I book a room in a hotel in Selfoss that has true Icelandic charm and is family-friendly?

Many hotels in Selfoss have a distinct Icelandic character. Regardless of whether you are looking for traditional, classic decor, or modern design, you should be able to find what you're looking for. Hotels in Selfoss are generally family-friendly, so even the youngest travelers will feel comfortable during their stay.
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