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3-star3 stars
Vatnsholti 2, Villingaholt, Selfoss, 801, Iceland

Lakefront Selfoss guesthouse with bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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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.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 11 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Wonderfully kind people and they don't bother you too much. Peaceful and secure location…Apr 27, 2021
  • I like the view, cleanliness and friendly staff. No microwave oven for guest.Nov 4, 2019


from NZ$98
  • 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

What’s around Vatnsholt


  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Selfoss Church - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • The Ghost Centre - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Skalholt Historical Site - 28.8 mi / 46.3 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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.
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

Travelling with others


  • 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

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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.

Vatnsholt’s 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


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.

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)

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.

FAQs for Vatnsholt

  • Does Vatnsholt offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is Vatnsholt currently open?
    This property is closed from November 11 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vatnsholt?
    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.
  • Is parking offered on site at Vatnsholt?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Vatnsholt?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Vatnsholt?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • What is there to do at Vatnsholt and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Vatnsholt also has a picnic area.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 112 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very nice, clean place with friendly and helpful staff. One of the highlights of my Iceland trip. I highly recommend.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location was peaceful, staff really nice! Breakfast was amazing!
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
Room and common area were clean and comfortable, the free breakfast was great with various varieties.
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
the property is great and its secluded...its around 15mins drive from selfoss....
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sister trip- great guest house
My sister & I stayed here after finishing the Golden Circle & loved it. Very friendly & big rec room to hang out. We had a delicious dinner in the restaurant & they include a hearty & tasty breakfast in the am before you head out into the wilderness to explore. The turtle aquarium & aftcan partot made the experience fun. Our room was small, but perfect. A great place to try & see the Northern Lights!
Kathleen, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing experience. The personal is really nice, the guesthouse is clean and warm. Definitely recommend Vatnsholt Guesthouse!
Veronica, us2 night trip with friends