Discover a selection of 213 vacation rentals in Selfoss, IS that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $171 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Selfoss. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Selfoss is a charming alternative to the capital

While the capital Reykjavik might be the draw for most, if you are looking for something a little quieter and closer to Iceland's scenery of grassland, glaciers and tumbling waterfalls, you might be best suited to a Selfoss vacation rental. It's a friendly town on the banks of the Olfusa River and with the Icelandic Ring Road cutting straight through it, you'll easily be able to reach every corner of this geothermal wonderland. After a day of adventure, you can return to Selfoss to soak your weary muscles in the town's hot tubs, before dining on exquisite Nordic cuisine.

Things to do

Selfoss is close to Icelandic culture and history

When you stay in a Selfoss vacation rental, you'll have the whole island to explore, including the capital Reykjavik. In the capital's museums, you can hear stories of its Viking past and delve into Icelandic culture. We don't know whether it's the cold climate, or the lack of daylight for much of the year, but the Icelandic have always enjoyed festivities and you'll find annual events throughout the calendar, particularly in the warm summer months. Food is also important here, and Icelandic gastronomy is finally gaining the reputation it deserves, in part due to the staggeringly good seasonal produce available.


The great outdoors awaits in Selfoss

The long list of outdoor activities would simply be impossible to list in one place. You could easily fill a book with everything there is to do near your Selfoss vacation rental, but there are a few highlights. If you're there in summer, look out over the ocean, which becomes the feeding ground for dozens of species of whale. You can take your pick on how you want to explore Iceland's magical scenery, whether it's by foot, horseback or even from helicopter. Top the adventure with plenty of time soaking in the hot pools filled with natural spring water. Bliss.


Make the most of Selfoss' long summer days

Without a doubt, the best time to nab a Selfoss vacation rental is between June and August, when the weather is mild, the skies are sunny and every part of this magical island is accessible. As an added bonus, if you jet into Iceland during summer, you can also maximize your time using the "midnight sun", more than 21 hours of daily sunlight. Outside these months, things get decidedly trickier, though if you don't mind the lack of light and the wintery scenery is your bag, you can score some serious bargains, particularly in the depths of the cold months.

Natural features

You might spot a polar bear while in Selfoss

The country's name doesn't suggest you'll see very much in the way of species, but this geothermal land is brimming with critters. The only native mammal is the Arctic fox, which snuck over to Iceland during the Ice Age. The rest followed with the first settlers in the 9th century and include the magnificent Icelandic horse. If you're lucky, the occasional polar bear disembarks on the island, after catching a ride from Greenland on ice floes. Ornithologists should be particularly taken with sightings of puffins, skuas and kittiwakes, common along the coast.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Selfoss

The nearest airport is in Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), located 39.2 mi (63.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Selfoss, IS?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 213 vacation rentals around Selfoss. From 167 house rentals to 64 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Selfoss?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 167 Houses in Selfoss. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Selfoss include:

  • Cabins: 64 rentals available
  • Cottages: 60 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Selfoss?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Selfoss. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.