Discover a selection of 190 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 $82 per night, and houses and condos 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

The beautiful city of Selfoss awaits you

The waterfalls, northern lights and countryside display a scene truly unique to Selfoss. Well-liked for its hiking, horseback riding and chocolate shops, this city is both scenic and welcoming. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

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.

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

Transportation options to and around Selfoss

The nearest airport is in Reykjavik–Keflavik Intl. Airport (KEF), located 49.4 mi (79.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV), which is 31.3 mi (50.4 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Selfoss?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Selfoss:

  • "Amazing Golden Circle Location - ENGJAGIL 5 GEYSIR AREA" is popular with guests. Around 30 miles from Selfoss, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including an electric kettle and a hair dryer.
  • Another appealing choice is "Eyrakot Studio Apartment Selfoss City Center", which is around 0.1 miles from Selfoss. Featuring 1 bedroom, a nearby river and a smart TV, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Selfoss vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Selfoss?

There's something delightfully cozy about curling up in a log cabin with a cup of tea and a book. Leave everyday life behind and spend a few nights or more at one of these log cabins in Selfoss:

  • Stay at "King Of The Hill Log Cabin In The Golden Circle With Panoramic Views" in Selfoss and during your waking hours enjoy caving and kayaking and your nights relaxing in your cozy cabin.
  • Interested in a Livingston cabin with access to exciting outdoor activities like snorkeling and cross-country skiing? Your search is over! Book a few nights at "Beautiful Log Cabin In Paradise Valley".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Selfoss?

There's nothing quite like a short escape to recharge your batteries. If you're ready for some downtime, these popular weekend getaways in and around Selfoss make a fantastic base for a mini break:

  • Around 7 miles to the southwest of Selfoss, "Beautiful Self Catering Cottage By The Ocean In South Iceland" has everything you need for a short weekend break, including outdoor furniture and internet services. When it's time to get out and explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to get to like Saga Centre and Urridafoss Waterfall.
  • "Bright And Stylish Flat With Modern Art" is also perfect for a whirlwind vacation. Around 7 miles to the south of Selfoss, this vacation rental comes with amenities such as heating and daily housekeeping services. Secret Lagoon and Kerid Crater should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Selfoss?

From cozy studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are two of our favorite picks in and around Selfoss:

  • Close to the center of Selfoss, "Luxury Lakefront Holiday Villa" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your cozy digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • Another great option is "Hot Spring Town - Private Home". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Selfoss.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Selfoss?

Share your stay and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with your besties or a big family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Selfoss:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "The Perfect Luxury Hideaway". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a fireplace and mountain views. This top pick is around 7 miles to the northwest of Selfoss.
  • Invite up to 20 of your best friends to "Farmhouse On A 700 Acre Land With Geothermal Hot Pool" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 9 bedrooms and is around 9 miles to the northeast of central Selfoss. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, including a swimming pool and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Selfoss?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Selfoss and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable doughnut:

  • Say hello to "New Luxury House With Stunning Panorama View Close To Golden Circle", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a living room and a fridge help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Klara´s Villa New Luxury Private House On A Beautiful Farm In South Iceland". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and offers towels, a stereo and more.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Selfoss break? This leading destination has an oceanic climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 45 ºF to 55 ºF. Scroll through our range of Selfoss vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Selfoss?

Whether you're escaping with the kids or you're bringing your long-lost relatives along, family vacations mean fun. These large rentals in and around Selfoss have space for everybody — along with everything you need to keep them happy:

  • Make your rendezvous one to remember at "Amazing Golden Circle Location - ENGJAGIL 5 GEYSIR AREA". This pad has 3 bedrooms, caters to 8 guests and comes with plenty of amenities, including a barbecue grill and a video library. You'll find it around 30 miles northeast of Selfoss.
  • Another excellent option is "Luxury Lakefront Holiday Villa". It's about 7 miles to the north of Selfoss, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 11 guests. Handy amenities here include pet-friendly facilities and coffee and tea making facilities.

If you'd like to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, Gjáin promises a fun day out for all.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Selfoss?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Selfoss and create wonderful memories with your loved ones:

  • "Elfstone Cabin In Lava Village" - This popular place offers a travel crib and free toiletries and is located about 9 miles northeast of central Selfoss.
  • "King Of The Hill Log Cabin In The Golden Circle With Panoramic Views" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights or longer at this appealing stay, which is around 10 miles to the north of Selfoss. You'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities, a separate dining area and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Selfoss vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Selfoss?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Selfoss give you space and freedom to make the most out of your vacation. Check out a couple of the options available here:

  • It won't take long for you to see why "House On The Golden Circle, Close To Flúðir" is rated highly by many travelers. This sizable retreat comes with a sauna and a kitchen and makes vacationing with family or friends a snap.
  • "Nicestay Iceland Gráhella" is another top option that has three bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden are just some of the things that will help make your visit more enjoyable.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Selfoss?

Whether you want to share some wine beside the flames with your beau or just stay nice and toasty once the sun goes down, we'll help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Check out a couple of our favorite options in or near Selfoss:

  • "10 Bedroom Luxury Lodge With A Hot Tub" features a kitchen, a fireplace, and of course, a fire pit. Bust out the guitar and have a singalong, tell scary stories or just catch up with friends and family at this popular retreat.
  • "Eirð - A Unique Lakefront Retreat" is another top property where you can socialize around an open fire. It also comes with a firepit and a nearby waterfront.