Bitra Guesthouse is a welcoming and affordable hotel in South Iceland, close to the country’s most popular sightseeing routes. Those seeking modern accommodation with easy access to incredible natural attractions will find its location convenient and amenities plentiful.
Location and Nearby
Bitra Guesthouse boasts a fantastic position in the landscapes of South Iceland, only 15 minutes east of the town of Selfoss. You will be able to find grocery stores, gas stations, and a range of other travelers services here. Furthermore, this location places you between two incredible sightseeing routes, the Golden Circle and South Coast.
The closest site of the former, Thingvellir National Park, takes only 45 minutes to reach. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir is a magnificent place to learn about Iceland’s history and geology. It is easy to access the other iconic attractions of the Golden Circle - the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall - from the park.
You can also get to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the nearest destination of the South Coast, in just 45 minutes. En route, you will be able to marvel over nearby glaciers and the Westman Islands. You will come to more breathtaking sites as you continue along the Ring Road, including Reynisfjara beach and the Dyrholaey Rock Arch.
The placement of Bitra Guesthouse is thus perfect for those exploring these magnificent regions in-depth and for those encircling the country.
Facilities and Amenities
There are 17 rooms at Bitra Guesthouse, with single, double, triple, and four-person family varieties. They are bright, cheery, and some boast stunning views over Mount Hekla, a local volcano. The bathrooms are shared but spacious and well-maintained.
Your hosts will provide you with a lovely breakfast spread each morning, and all guests at Bitra Guesthouse have access to free WiFi. There is also a terrace for enjoying the northern lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer.
As an interesting side-note, Bitra was initially built as a women’s prison and used as a juvenile detention center before being renovated into a beautiful guesthouse.
Why Choose Bitra Guesthouse?
Bitra Guesthouse is a cozy, welcoming choice of accommodation for travelers encircling Iceland or exploring the south in-depth. Check availability by choosing a date.