Iceland is a striking tourist destination for many, and it’s only growing in popularity. As travelers make their way here, they find that there’s a good amount of places to explore beyond the capital city of Reykjavik. In that light, the town of Selfoss stands out as a key destination in the southern part of Iceland. Selfoss is about fifty kilometers away from Reykjavik and the benefits of this lie in certain firsts that Selfoss enjoys such as being home to one of the nation’s first suspension bridges and being a seat for its major agricultural services. It’s also a town that attracts many during the summer months thanks to its local festival. Selfoss is definitely a place to sink into the Icelandic way of life, and these Airbnb vacation rentals we’ve listed for you will definitely help you do so with a measure of comfort. Keep reading to find the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Selfoss, Iceland!
1. Stylish apartment with mountain and river view (from USD 267)
Have a tranquil stay in this chic apartment built in 2021 that boasts a picturesque view of the mountains and Ölfusá river. The house has received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which is granted only to outstanding, ecologically friendly buildings. It is conveniently located downtown with supermarkets, a cinema, a pool, a gym, and a variety of top-notch eateries, and cool pubs nearby.
A hair dryer, central air conditioning, and heating are among the amenities offered by the accommodation. It also has a washer and dryer that come in handy if you plan on staying for a while. Other features are a well-appointed kitchen and a private patio.
Fabulous New Apt, Great Hub for Friends & FamiliesSelfoss, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment was very well equipped and met our needs (family with two small kids)
Cleanliness:clean and new apartmentnicely decorated and very cleanthis place is absolutely perfect it’s so clean and well maintainedvery clean and comfortable house to stay with two separate bedrooms one kitchen living room and bathroomthe apartment was very clean and relatively new beds were comfortable with great views from the bedrooms
Host:hosts were amazingand a very helpful hosthosts were very helpful when we had questions about the apparement or the areathanks to the hosts for the great placeit gave us the perfect base for our outings great hosts check-in instructions were super detailed and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:perfect location with everything you needgreat location and easy to accessperfect location for visiting the main attractions of icelandgood location for the golden circleits a great apartment perfect location close to restaurants groceries cafes
2. Cute house in the town center (from USD 166)
Ideally located in the heart of town, yet very peaceful, this traditional Icelandic house offers a pleasant stay with a garden view. You will find here everything you need from fancy toiletries and a washer to central heating and portable fans. If you are a bookworm, you’ll appreciate the variety of books available.
WiFi and a dedicated workspace are super useful for cybercommuting. In case you’re not in the mood to dine out, there’s a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. You can enjoy dining outside in the back garden.
Heimagisting TimmySelfoss, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:one of the best parts: the wifi it was strong and fastthe house is spectacular plenty of utilities spacious clean and well maintained great wifi signal in all divisionssuper clean with a ton of equipment in the kitchen if you want to cook
Cleanliness:very nice and super clean housegreat home and very clean and wonderful bed i will recommend this place for everyone
Host:barbara is a very nice and supportive hostabsolutely amazing place the host is super sweet and thoughtful makes the whole process a breezeRead more reviews
Location:very cute quaint home in a great central location in selfossgreat location very comfortable and clean
3. Luxury apartment with free parking (from USD 122)
This wonderful apartment, which is suitable for a family of four, is close to the town center. There is a supermarket, quality restaurants, and the finest ice cream shop in Iceland nearby. You’ll also find a pool and a fancy gym in the vicinity.
As far as amenities inside the house are concerned, you’ll find complimentary toiletries, a laundry facility, and a television for indoor fun. The place also comes with radiant heating to keep you warm and toasty. You can prepare culinary delights in the fully functional kitchen and enjoy a warm cup of tea on the furnished patio.
New luxurious two bedroom apartment Golden circleSelfoss, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the beds and living room were very comfortablegreat kitchen great bathroom a large living room and 2 comfortable bedroomsa very comfortable stay with all you need
Cleanliness:very nice and clean placevery clean and convenient to townvery comfortable well equipped all very new clean excellent communicationthis place was very spacious and cleanbeautiful modern apartment spacious comfortable and clean
Host:the owner is very helpful for answering questions and give recommendationsowner was good at communicating quickly and easy check-inmy group of friends like the apartment and appreciate the kitchen appliances and washing machine the owner offerwe missed a few essentials but we told the host that and he would take care of itthey were very communicative and i enjoyed my time thereRead more reviews
Location:ideal location for thatgreat location in a very cool town close to all the southern sightsvery nice place conveniently close to selfoss town and tourist attractionsthe location was perfect for visiting sites around the golden circlethis was a great apartment in a fantastic location
4. Beautiful summerhouse with hot tub (from USD 254)
Have a peaceful summer retreat in this lovely house that features a hot tub, garden, and free parking. You can enjoy a lot of activities nearby such as fishing in the river Sog or horse riding.
Amenities offered by the accommodation include laundry, TV, WiFi, and a well-stocked kitchen. You can enjoy breakfast outside on the furnished patio while admiring the hill view and soaking in the sun. You can have a barbecue while your kids play on the trampoline. After a long day of exploring the town, relax and unwind in the private hot tub.
Prime Location-Golden CircleSelfoss, South, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:as well as free wifi)amenities were great especially the kitchen which was very well equipped with plenty of preparation spacegreat hot tub fantastic views of the mountains peaceful and quiet large well equipped kitchenvery comfortable for 4 adults one bathroom
Host:awesome house and fantastic hostsvery well kept host was very responsivegreat comms and host thanks again and highly recommendreally nice hosts uncomplicated check-in very quit and private residential area with good reachability of most famous attractionsi don't know what was better the house or the hostRead more reviews
Location:great location in golden circlewonderful house and a great locationvery nice house in a great locationgreat house with an excellent locationexcellent location for exploring golden circle locations
5. Cozy studio apartment with free parking (from USD 96)
Ideally located in a peaceful neighborhood close to quality restaurants, grocery stores, and a public swimming pool, this comfortable accommodation is an excellent base to explore the region.
The whole place is heated to keep you warm and cozy. It contains a full kitchen where you can prepare gastronomic delights and a well-equipped bathroom with essential toiletries as well as a hair dryer. A washing machine and TV are also available. You can connect to WiFi and keep in touch with your loved ones.
Nice studio apartment in SelfossSelfoss, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the bed is extremely comfortable with nice duvets and linens pillows and extra blanketbeing in selfoss there is a good variety of shops a beautiful sundlaug (pool) banks a hospital etcnice apartment in the center of selfosswe found it very comfortable
Cleanliness:everything was clean and cosyeverything was clean and as describedclean and tidy with many quality touchesthe place was very clean and comfortablethe place was very clean comfortable and spacious
Host:the owners are very responsive to questionshost is nice and with very quick responsethe hosts were very caring and courteousthe host were easy to communicate withthe hosts were super friendly as wellRead more reviews
Location:good location close to townlocation is really nice in selfosslocation is good on a quiet streetgreat place to stay not too far from many hikes or reykjavíkwe could easily reach many must-see sights of iceland because of the good location
6. Large stylish house with free onsite parking (from USD 171)
This house is an excellent base to discover Iceland’s natural attractions, such as geysers and the Blue Lagoon. About 10 minutes from home, you can enjoy horseback riding. The host provides a book with images and day-trip ideas, as well as pamphlets with information on fun places and activities to check out.
Inside, you will find amenities such as a hair dryer, TV, WiFi, and heating. There’s a full laundry facility, which is highly convenient if you plan to stay for a while. Apart from that, there’s a well-equipped kitchen in case you’re in the mood to dine in.
Modern, stylish house in SelfossSelfoss, South, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the laundry amenities were very appreciateda gorgeous and very nicely decorated apartment with all necessary household itemsvery nice apartment in selfossthe beds are very comfortable probably the most comfortable of the beds during my stay in iceland
Cleanliness:very clean and tidy placegood en clean apartmentit was very tidy and cleanhouse clean cozy and well equippedvery clean apartment judith respond very quickly
Host:met the hosts in person lovely peopleresponsive and quick communications as wellhost gave a few day trips options which were very helpful would recommendfred is very responsive if you need anything during your stay and i would highly recommendRead more reviews
Location:super market close bygreat location for exploring icelandgreat place in good locationgreat house at a great locationnice space close to golden circle
7. Centrally located studio with a river view (from USD 410)
This studio apartment in the center of town boasts geothermal floor heating and is close to upscale restaurants, quaint cafés, and grocery stores. Selfoss Church is a two-minute stroll away. You’ll have access to a common laundry facility here. Additionally, there is a modest kitchenette equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal.
There’s a shared furnished patio to enjoy your morning cup of tea. Furthermore, the property provides a 42-inch HDTV with Netflix, Chromecast, and Amazon Prime Video for indoor entertainment. Superfast WiFi and a dedicated workspace allow you to cyber commute.
Eyrakot Studio apartment Selfoss city centerSelfoss, Iceland
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Cleanliness:clean and exactly as describedclean and quick to respondnice place clean small but enough room for a couplemy partner and i stayed here for one night and found the apartment clean comfortable and conveniently located
Host:the host was also very communicative and provided detailed check-in instructions which were helpful on our arrivalcheck-in/check-out was super easy thanks to very clear prepared instructions from the hostRead more reviews
Location:location is great in selfossgreat little place walking distance from selfoss centera comfortable apartment close to commoditiesthe apartment was in a great location and very affordablea nice local place to stay near all the conveniences
8. Lovely riverfront cottage (from USD 241)
Have a tranquil stay in this peaceful hideout by the Ölfusá river. Nearby conveniences include eateries, a supermarket, swimming pool, and golf course. The house is completely furnished with 5G internet, TV, and a washer/dryer combo. You will find a free parking spot for two cars. Take in the tranquil view from the bench by the river.
The entire house is heated to keep you toasty and comfortable. Other homey amenities include complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Beautiful new cottage by the river bankSelfoss, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:all rooms are equipped with superior equipment and gadgets (qi-capable bedlamps wash-dryer microwave-oven tv and of course wifi)the shower is excellent and there is also a washer/dryer available which is usefulwe would love to come back to this cozy cottagewe had a very lovely christmas in this cozy and well-equipped cottagewe were very happy to stay in his beautiful cottage which is comfortable and well equipped
Cleanliness:really clean and highest value for it's moneyperfectly clean and exactly as advertisedeverything was sparkling clean throughouteverything was super cleanthe cottage was very clean and tidy and everything is new
Host:sigurdur is a very nice hostkristinn and adda are the most amazing hostssigurdur and edda were lovely and friendly hosts we highly recommend staying herethe accommodations are clean and sigurdur is a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:the location and little town is fabulousit was in a great location for exploringwe loved the walking trails it was close to town but secluded enough for peace and relaxationthis is a very special location and a perfect spot to explore the golden circlewe highly recommend this place for anybody staying in selfoss
9. Quaint house with a gorgeous mountain view (from USD 107)
Located in a tranquil area with a breathtaking view of the mountains and river Ölfusá, this house provides a peaceful and serene setting. It features a lovely garden where you can take a breather basking in the beauty of nature around you.
The accommodation offers all the comforts and ensures a delightful stay. Aside from fancy toiletries and a hair dryer, there is also a laundry facility and TV. The place has heating and portable fans for your comfort and WiFi that allows you to remain updated and entertained. A complete kitchen, a patio, and free onsite parking round out the list of amenities.
Cozy apartment, Beautiful garden view!Selfoss, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:strong wifi and tv with netflix and other appslovely stay this apartment has everything you could need- washer/dryer kitchen blackout curtains hair dryer parking etc2) very comfortable bed blackout curtains and full size bathroom amenitiesgreat place to stay it was equipped with all amenities you will need very comfortable and great locationthey provided us with coffee chocolates cookware laundry detergent and an extremely clean home
Cleanliness:everything was very cleaneverything ist very clean and tidyexcellent place clean comfy and walkable to many placesthe place was sparkling cleanour stay in selfoss was perfect the apartment is very nice clean and perfect for a couple
Host:the hosts were wonderfulthe hosts are helpful and friendlyhost provided great detailed instructionsamazing value the hosts were very friendly and responsivevery friendly hosts with two nice cats ;-)Read more reviews
Location:really great location as wellexcellent apartment in a great locationabsolutely perfect location for traveling around the areaselfoss is a great location to explore icelandgreat place nice location and warm welcome
10. Private room in Selfoss (from USD 230)
This rental allows guests to take up vacation residence on one floor of a private home. The home is right within the town center of Selfoss and is close to shops and other businesses. The hosts can accommodate up to four guests between two bedrooms. While here, guests are able to make use of a private bathroom as well as a fully private kitchen. Other amenities on hand here are basics such as linens and free parking on site for those who arrive by car.
Nice apartment in heart of Selfoss (HG-3394)Selfoss, IcelandSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:little kitchen is bonus too with sink kettle refrigerator & freezer etcthe room is comfortable and has a small balconythe beds were super comfy and darkening window shades made for a great sleepwe particularly enjoyed the convenience of the private kitchen for gueststhe space is comfortable easy to find close to local amenities
Cleanliness:perfect stay rooms are clean and warmthe place was very clean and well preparedvery comfortable and cleanthe apartment was clean and well maintainedit is a clean and cozy space
Host:dagrún was a wonderful hostwonderful home with welcoming hoststhe host is very nicehe fairly deserves the super host certdagrún is also an amazing hostRead more reviews
Location:great location in a quiet residential areagreat location and beautiful rooms and bathroomgreat location near to golden circle and convenient to shopping and restaurantsit's in a great location and the house is beautifulgood location - an easy drive from reykjavik
11. Lovely home along Central Route #1
Located on one of the main roads that pass through the heart of Selfoss, this vacation rental consists of a choice of three bedrooms that can each accommodate up to two guests. The home is a short walk from the town’s geothermal swimming pool that’s open all year round and directly across from a local bakery. It’s also within walking distance from the Bobby Fischer Center, named after the expat chess champion. The home is done up in a pleasing style, and the bedrooms are spacious. The amenities on hand here include free parking on the premises, television and wireless internet access.
Selfoss Central #1Selfoss, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:perfect air b&b room was big warm and comfortablewe were lucky enough to be the only guests so the bathroom was all to ourselvesthe space is very nice and comfortablevery nice room: warm cozy quiet and tastefully decoratederwin’s place is exactly as described very comfortable and with a full equipped kitchen
Cleanliness:clean and modern bathroom toovery clean and cosyvery clean and spacious bedroomeverything was very clean and organizedclean and neat place
Host:the hosts are lovely peopleelisebeth was very friendly and showed us everythingthe hosts were very kind and helpfulervin was very welcoming and helpfulhost was great with communicationRead more reviews
Location:the location is greatgreat house and location near everything you could needeasy to find the locationgreat location to town and restaurants toothe location is very good near the restaurants supermarket
12. Annalyn Guesthouse
Annalyn is an inviting vacation rental that’s in one of Selfoss’ more laid-back neighborhoods. It’s a home that is built with the usual rustic Icelandic charm right down to its colorful pinkish roof. The home can accommodate up to sixteen guests in total between seven bedrooms with two bathrooms available for use. Each room is decked out in a simple and pleasing manner. The amenities that are offered here include the use of the modern kitchen, free parking, and in the summer months, the chance to hang out on their spacious patio.
Annalyn GuesthouseSelfoss, Suðurland, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:the wifi was great and selfoss is a great locationexpect higher traffic in bathroom and kitchech in the morning :)i was in the single room which was quite small but was comfortablea nice house with many rooms
Cleanliness:rooms clean and simpleeverything was very clean and comfortablethe house was clean and quainta very comfortable guesthouse clean and quiteroom was very clean and exactly as described
Host:þorgeir was a great hostowner is really friendly and humorhost were also very niceand a nice owner that is taking care of gueststhe hosts were friendly and very helpfulRead more reviews
Location:convenient location and easily accessiblethe location is also ideal in downtown selfossgreat value in very popular locationcheap room and good locationa good deal and location that is not far from groceries and gas
13. Cosy bedroom with a queen size bed in Selfoss
Travelers will find this vacation rental in the heart of Selfoss and a short distance from the river. The rental consists of a bedroom in a traditionally styled home, with its own bathroom in a private area of the ground floor. It can hold up to two people comfortably. Guests have access to the manicured garden alongside the home, and in terms of amenities, they can enjoy free parking on the grounds and wireless internet access along with the usage of a full kitchen.
Cosy bedroom with a queen size bed in Selfoss.
14. A bright room for bright people
This airy vacation rental is set in a home that is perched on the riverbank in Selfoss near Arvegur Street. It’s a private bedroom that can house two guests, and those staying here are welcomed to make use of the home’s two and a half bathrooms. The host can arrange for visitors to have a light breakfast, and also welcomes them to enjoy the other amenities of the place which include wireless internet access, and use of the kitchen.
A BRIGHT room for bright people.
15. A peaceful room
This vacation rental is ensconced in the same home as our fourth listing. It consists of one room in the home which can accommodate one person. A guest making this their choice of a place to stay will have the chance to use any of the three bathrooms in the house. The amenities that are offered up by the host include the availability of a workspace to use a laptop in as well as the usage of the full kitchen to go with free parking on site.
A PEACEFUL room for peace lovers - Light Breakfast
16. A unique room
As with the fourth and sixth listings in this article, this room is available in the same rustic but cheery home that’s in close proximity to the center of town and near many of Selfoss’ restaurants and small shops. This room is equipped to host two guests in total, and those staying here can make use of two of the three bathrooms within the home adjacent to the room. The host has made the usage of the kitchen one of the amenities available to those picking this vacation rental along with a light breakfast and wireless internet access.
A UNIQUE room for unique people - Light Breakfast
17. Warm and cozy base in Selfoss Iceland
This studio apartment is attached to a primary house that is not too far from the town center. It’s a space that is suitable for up to two guests during a stay. The interior of the apartment is decorated just like a traditional farmhouse right down to the wooden elements, and the amenities here are plentiful. They include a full kitchen in the apartment, usage of the washing machine and dryer in the main home with permission and a private entrance to the place.
Warm and Cozy base in Selfoss centre.Selfoss, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:the tv is easy to use and the wifi is reliablethis is a very comfortable space with all the amenities you could wantcomfortable living space with small kitchenette all you need for a short staylovely cozy suite just the right size for my daughter (7) and inice and cozy warm it is a fully equipped independent apartment with everything needed
Cleanliness:very clean and very warmthe apartment was very clean and cosysmall and clean accommodation well organisedabsolutely clean and well equipped kitchenplace is very clean and tidy
Host:the owners are very nicevery kind host with excellent tipsthey were very friendly and sweetthe hosts responded quickly to any communications and made sure we had everything we neededhosts were very kind and went out of their was to make sure we were comfortableRead more reviews
Location:the location is nice as wellsuper cozy space walking distance to the townfantastic place at a great locationnice cozy & great locationlovely place in a residential area within walking distance of town
18. Poet's house
For those who want a chance to experience Selfoss with a touch of the countryside atmosphere mixed in, this vacation rental could be one that fits that description. It’s composed of a choice of two bedrooms on the ground floor of a two-story home that’s across the Olfusa River and a short distance from Selfoss town center. The bedroom can accommodate a total of two people, and there’s the availability of a private bathroom with a walk-in shower stall. The amenities that are provided here include bathroom essentials and toiletries, usage of a washer and dryer and a light breakfast prepared in advance by the hosts.
Charming room in Poets House. Central location!Selfoss, South, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:basic equipment on kitchen and bathroom no cosy common room good localisation and welcomingthe room was perfect as wellbreakfast was delicious birthday treat was very thoughtful and practical help with things was greatethna prepared waffle batter for us to cook for breakfast and they were deliciousthe kitchen was well equipped and the waffles were very delicious
Cleanliness:extremely clean and strongly recommendedeverything was cleanclean beds kitchen and bathroomthe house was very clean and cosylovely room very clean and confortable
Host:ethna was a very welcoming hostethna is a great host and very helpfulethna and chris are very nice hostsethna and chris were amazing hostslovely hosts very warm welcomingRead more reviews
Location:great location (near to golden circle)great place very conveniently locatedthe house is ideally located in the town close to supermarkets and nice restaurantsgreat location not far from the main road in selfosslovely place very well equipped kitchen and near to supermarkets/restaurants
19. Guesthouse Bjarney
This vacation rental consists of a bedroom within a bed and breakfast that is situated on the Ölfusá River. Those looking to stay here can opt to rest in a master bedroom or a comparable twin room. This house can accommodate up to two guests. It is located in a tranquil area of Selfoss, and the host is happy to help visitors plan excursions to different points of interest there and around the region. The amenities offered here are numerous, from having a washer and dryer at your disposal to being able to make use of a massage chair and a hot tub on the premises.
Luxury rooms with spa access. #1Selfoss, South, Iceland
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Amenities & Room:wifi is great and beds are extremely comfortablethe living room looks a bit different from the photos now but it's still nicehad a nice late night evening bathe in their jacuzzi and all the other facilities were greatwe had a spacious room with a comfortable king bedthe bed is extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:the room was clean and quitehouse is very clean and modernthe room was nice n clean washroom spacious and drybed was very comfortable and the place was very very clean would definitely recommenda clean and modern spot with a great kitchen and hot tub
Host:david and bjarney were really nice hostsbjarney and david were excellent hostsbjarney and david are great hostsamazing friendly hosts made us feel like we were homeour host was very hospitable and kindRead more reviews
Location:good location for our trip to golden circleloved this location & courteous hostsquiet and peaceful neighbourhoodthe location is perfect for a place to stay "before or after" doing the golden circleit was the perfect place to get some rest whilst driving around iceland
A traditional and cozy stay
Staying in Selfoss brings with it a take on Iceland that’s decidedly traditional and cozy. Those who are making plans to stay here will find that each of these vacation rentals can easily lend itself as the backdrop for an excursion that will showcase the real tranquility of the Icelandic countryside. And may compel you to return! Tell us which one you chose in the comments section and enjoy your vacation!
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