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RM 1: Self-catering, mid-town guesthouse. Close to all local amenities.

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type guest house


About the property

Riverside guesthouse just minutes away from the heart of the town centre.

Our house is a two-storey modern family home, built for Icelandic poet Guðmunder Danielsson in the 60s. Situated in the oldest and coolest part of town, we are surrounded by trees and just a stone's throw from the magnificent Ölfusá river. We are also just minutes away from the town centre which is buzzing with cafes, stores and all the local amenities, including the newly refurbished swimming pool which includes a sauna, steam room, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and cold tubs​.

Guest accommodation is situated on the ground floor of this two-story house. The family live upstairs.

Your bedroom

A restful, good-sized room with a wood-framed double bed (140cm x 200 cm) with a luxuriously deep memory foam mattress, bedside cabinets and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Shared kitchen

While you are in Iceland, why not treat yourself to some tasty Icelandic specialities (I highly recommend the local organic, mountain-reared, grass-fed lamb) and bring them back to the kitchen in which you have everything you need to prepare a light snack or a three-course meal, i.e. fridge, microwave oven, two-ring electric hob, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, French Press and waffle maker. In the summer, you are welcome to use our BBQ upon which you can grill your steaks the Icelandic way with minimum fuss and maximum taste. Ask me about the secret spice mix that all Icelanders use on their grilled meat!

Free breakfast

To get your day off to a great start, we offer a light breakfast of Icelandic-style waffles with chocolate sauce to enjoy alongside good filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cordials. I make the waffle dough up the night before and leave it in the fridge in the guest kitchen for you to cook when you are ready.

In return, we ask only that you wash, dry and put away your dishes and leave the area clean and tidy.

Shared shower room

Guests share a compact and well stocked walk-in shower room that boasts a monsoon shower. We have all those little extras you need while on holiday, i.e. shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body lotion, hand cream, a hairdryer, disposable toothbrushes, disposable razors and international travel plug adapters and more.

It is advisable to bring comfortable eye masks for sleeping from May through until September, as the sun only briefly dips below the horizon.

Selfoss is a small town in Southern Iceland on the banks of the Ölfusá river. It is the perfect base from which to explore all that Southern Iceland has to offer, i.e. Gullfoss and Geysir, lava caves, museums, river walks, geothermal parks, hiking trails, natural hot springs and so much more. And, when you come home, exhausted after a day of sightseeing, you can chill out in the local swimming pool, which is open all year round and boasts indoor and outdoor geothermally heated pools, hot pots, cold pots, a steam room and a sauna. We are just minutes away from the local cafes/restaurants and from one of the loveliest glacial-fed rivers in Iceland.

If you come during the winter months, it is the perfect place for catching a view of the northern lights. Don't forget to download your northern lights app before you arrive, so that you can be continuously updated on potential sightings!

Facilities in a nutshell:

* Fast, free wireless internet.

* Well-equipped guest kitchen with facilities to prepare snacks and light meals.

* Compact but well-stocked guest shower room.

* Wardrobe with coat hangers and a chest of drawers.

* Hairdryer.

* Iron and ironing board.

* Lockable bedroom.

* Personal hygiene essentials provided i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet rolls.

* Soft, fluffy towels.

* Free onsite parking.

* Host available 24/7.

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This Guesthouse has been inspected by Selfoss City Council and carries the appropriate insurances for a Guesthouse in Iceland. This means that the accommodation has been inspected by Health & Safety and Fire professionals and been approved and licenced for six guests.

More Details

Ethna Parker
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018


Selfoss Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Compact but well-stocked shower room with wc
  • We offer a compact, but well stocked shower room. We have all those little extras you need while on holiday, i.e. shampoo, conditioner, etc, a hairdryer and international travel plug adapters.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom is light and airy and has a double bed with a memory foam mattress, two bedside cabinets, bedside lights, a clock, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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RM 1: Self-catering, mid-town guesthouse. Close to all local amenities.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Great location in Selfoss. Loved their hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Loved visiting with Chris, he had lots of info about Selfoss and was very helpful with any requests. He even made us some waffle batter so we could make fresh waffles in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give10 stars. Selfoss is centrally located within the Golden Circle making all the must-see sites easily reached. My hosts, Ethna and Chris were just amazing. They were friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. As a solo female traveler I felt I could contact them if I had an emergency. The apartment was immaculate and smelled wonderful. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows and fresh, clean smelling linens. The kitchen was well- appointed and is stocked with staple of which was the best coffee I ever tasted. There are shops and cafes easily reached in 5 minutes walking distance...and if you're hunting for the Northern Lights Ethna can direct you to a great dark area minutes away by car. I've traveled extensively....and this was my favorite accommodation thus far. Hopefully I'll return again next year....I leave Iceland carrying nothing but great memories of the country and Ethna and Chris.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay, very friendly host

  • 4 of 5

The bedroom was lovely and large with a settee to chill out, the kitchen has everything you need to whip up a quick meal and Ethna made us a waffle batter so we could make waffles for breakfast in the morning. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom so you maybe sharing a bathroom if there is someone else staying. We were able to do a load of washing which was handy and everything was clean and homely.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to spend the night on our travels

  • 5 of 5

Ethna had all the amenities that we could need available for us and we greatly appreciated her hospitality during our stay in her wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour agréable!

  • 4 of 5

Maison confortable, bien située, d'accès facile.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
97.9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Vestman Island ferry - Herjólfur
Nearest Golf
0.3 Kilometres
The Selfoss Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Kaffi Krús
Nearest Ski
49.4 Kilometres
Blue Mountains/Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
12.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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