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Self-catering, mid-town guesthouse. Close to all local amenities: Rm 2

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 property is a spacious, light-filled, two-storey modern family home and licensed guesthouse, 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

Your bedroom is an ex-large, light and airy space with a wooden king-sized bed, two bedside cabinets, bedside lights, chest of drawers, easy chair with footstool and table with two comfortable chairs, a clock and blackout curtains.

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.

* Hairdryer.

* Iron and ironing board.

* Large private, lockable bedroom.

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

* Soft, fluffy towels.

* Free onsite parking.

* Host family available 24/7.

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Our 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 use as a Guesthouse. We are licenced for up to 6 guests.

More Details

Ethna Parker
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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Self-catering, mid-town guesthouse. Close to all local amenities: Rm 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Welcoming & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Chris & Ethna’s home for a couple of nights. They were so great - made us waffle batter and left us some fruits to have in the morning. Chris gave some tips on things to do around Vík and the surrounding areas... Overall, the room we had was clean and comfortable and we felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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