All properties in Selfoss, Southern Region, Iceland


Lakefront Selfoss guesthouse with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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  • Deluxe Double Room, Private Bathroom - Living Area
  • Classic House, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Valley View - Living Room
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  • Really comfortable stay in one of the brown cottages. Cozy space that was nice and quiet.…

    Jun 1, 2021

  • Room was cozy and cute with a lovely view of the surrounding countryside. The staff were…

    May 28, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Communal living room

Feel at home

  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Selfoss Church - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • The Ghost Centre - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Skalholt Historical Site - 28.8 mi / 46.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Room, Private Bathroom (for 6 people)
  • Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Cabin
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom (for 4 people)
  • Comfort Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Lake View (Basement)
  • Classic House, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Valley View


  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Selfoss Church - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • The Ghost Centre - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km

What’s around


  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Selfoss Church - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • The Ghost Centre - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Skalholt Historical Site - 28.8 mi / 46.3 km

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic) - 64 min drive

At a glance


  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Working away

  • One meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Blind Raven - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Summer Restaurant - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Small print

Also known as

  • Vatnsholt
  • Vatnsholt Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Guesthouse
  • Vatnsholt Guest House
  • Vatnsholt Guesthouse Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Guest House
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Villingaholt
  • Vatnsholt Villingaholt
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse Selfoss
  • Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 1 per stay (rates may vary)


State tax ID - 630493-2349

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Hot springs access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Vatnsholt does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Vatnsholt also has a picnic area.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Wonderfully kind people and they don't bother you too much. Peaceful and secure location. Right in the middle of it all. Felt like a mini home

    Empire, 4 night business trip, Apr 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like the view, cleanliness and friendly staff. No microwave oven for guest.

    A.K, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice, clean place with friendly and helpful staff. One of the highlights of my Iceland trip. I highly recommend.

    1 night romance trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was peaceful, staff really nice! Breakfast was amazing!

    1 night family trip, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay

    Room and common area were clean and comfortable, the free breakfast was great with various varieties.

    1 night trip with friends, Sep 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We were staying 4 nights in part of a guest house approximately 3 miles from the main house in the family room. We loved everything about it. We were in the middle of nature with miles wide views all around. Shetland ponies grazing around. Fresh towels and beds made every day. Beds were so comfy we would have loved to take them home with us! Selfoss is an about 16 minutes drive with dining options, gas stations and Supermarkets. The breakfast in the main house had plenty of variety. All kinds of hot drinks and juices. Huge variety of spreads, sausage and cheese. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Selfoss is a great starting point for sightseeing on the South Coast of Iceland. We drove all the way to Glacier cove. Great hikes close by. 35 minutes to Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River parking lot (45 min hike one way) Do it! It is so worth it! 35 minutes to Bruarfoss Waterfall hike. One hour one way. Most beautiful hike we did. Small path next to the river. Sometimes hard to figure out where the path goes. Just ask returning hikers. Vatnsholt guesthouse was a great choice and completed our Iceland Vacation!

    Sylvia, 4 night family trip, Jun 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unexpected surprise. Good size room even for two. Friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. We also dined in the restaurant and the meals were great. Considering the place is a bit out of the nearest town it was great to have the option of dining in house.

    1 night romance trip, Jun 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    the property is great and its secluded...its around 15mins drive from selfoss....

    1 night romance trip, May 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Peaceful, family friendly base for touring

    Stayed at Vatnsholt for 1 week. We chose it for its convenient location for touring around Southern Iceland. It was wonderfully peaceful, with great views overlooking the lake and the distant mountains. It was very child friendly and we spent many hours in the games room, the playground and with the various animals. The breakfast was also amazing. The only downside for us (budget conscious family with young children) was that there were no facilities for preparing our own food. We knew this when we booked but if I could change 1 thing it would be that. Otherwise - we loved it. Definitely recommended.

    Gail, 6 night family trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Aurora Spot!

    Very friendly host, on a very open farm land, it turns out to be one of the popular spots for aurora sighting, 15mins drive to Selfoss where you can find quite a few restaurants

    Zhi, 1 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2019

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