Selfoss hostel is conveniently located by road no. 1 and a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands. It's also the only hostel in Iceland that has both a hot tub and a hammock!
Selfoss Hostel is in an old remodelled house in the centre of town. It has 1-4 persons rooms without private facilities, well equipped guest kitchen, laundromat for guests. The patio is a great place to sit down and relax with a nice cup of coffee and write those postcards.
Breakfast is served at the Hostel, you can also purchase a take-away lunchbox and coffee and cakes at the Hostel’s café. The receptionists are a fountain of knowledge and can assist you with your questions, as well as booking daytours in the area.
Selfoss is a lovely town of around 6000 inhabitants situated in the south of Iceland. It is conveniently located by road no. 1, a perfect stop for those who are travelling inland to Gullfoss and Geysir or the highlands, for those who want to explore the south shore or those continuing onwards on the main road. The municipal swimming pool is great, with several hot tubs, sauna and a slide.
The town is on the banks of Ölfusá river and an evening walk on the riverbanks is a great idea, and if you are into golf there is a nice 9 hole course on the outskirts of town. Mt Ingólfsfjall is close by and makes for a good hike, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the plains of South Iceland to the mountains to the north and east and all the way to the Westman Islands off the coast. In town you can also visit the Art Museum and the church which has beautiful stained glass windows.
The reception is open for check in between 16:00-20:00 during the summer (May 15 - September 15) and 16:00-18:00 during the winter. After opening hours staff can be reached through by ringing a door bell.
Opening times: Open all year
Gaulverjaskóli 14 km (ca. 10 min) - Laugarvatn 40 km (ca. 30 min)
Distance from Reykjavík:
58 km (ca. 45 min)