Hotel Selja



Hotel Selja

A lovely guesthouse close to popular attractions in the beautiful Icelandic countryside. Spacious and homely rooms with private bathroom. Beautiful views of Eyjafjöllajökull Glacier, Westman Islands and Fljótshlíð. Popular attractions such as Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall and Þórsmörk Valley are only a short drive away from the guesthouse. Hotel Selja is the perfect accommodation for nature lovers, families, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the area. Open June 1 - September 30.

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Amenities

  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Credit cards accepted

In the area

Seljalandsfoss 5.4 km
Hvolsvöllur 18 km

Accommodation

Accommodation in two 20m2 with access for wheelchairs and ten 18m2 rooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated with private bathroom and great amenities (hair dryer, tea and coffee maker, satellite TV and free WiFi). The rooms offer marvellous views.

Board

Breakfast is served between 7:30 am – 9:30 am. Other meals are not provided at the moment but guests can request a lunch bag with light snacks. The nearest restaurants are in Hvolsvöllur (16 km.) and Smáratún in Fljótshlíð (12 km).

Service and recreation

Smáratún in Fljótshlíð offers horse rental (12 km). The nearest golf course (18 holes) is at Hellishólar in Fljótshlíð. Other golf courses are at Þverárvöllur (15 km) and Strandarvöllur (23 km). Daily bus tours to Þórsmörk Valley offered from Hvolsvöllur (16 km) and to Landmannalaugar from Hella (29 km). Daily ferry trips to Westman Islands from Landeyjahöfn (17 km) (35 minutes.). the nearest town with geothermal swimming pool, shops and services is Hvolsvöllur (16 km).

Fantastic view over Stóri-Dímon

Hotel Selja is located just west of the mountain Stóri-Dímon (178 m). There are great hiking paths on and around the mountain and from the top, you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the area. At the base of the mountain, you will find a sign with information about events from Njal’s Saga that took place by Stóri-Dímon.   

Beautiful Fljótshlíð and Njal’s Saga sites

Fljótshlíð (5 km away) is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland. From there you have a fabulous view of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, which erupted in 2010. The area offers numerous hiking paths for young and old alike and this is where you can enjoy absolute silence and serenity while listening to the sounds of nature through trickling streams and grass blowing in the wind. Fljótshlíð and the nearby areas were the setting for Njal’s Saga, the most famous of the Icelandic Sagas. In Hvolsvöllur you will find an information centre where you can learn more about Njal’s Saga and the events that occurred in the area.

Day trips

Hotel Selja is a great location for day trips around South Iceland, whether you want to go east towards Eyjafjallajökull Glacier or west towards Hekla Volcano. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (5 km) and Skógafoss Waterfall (32 km) are among Iceland’s best-known waterfalls and in Skógar you will also find an interesting history museum. Þórsmörk Valley is a unique natural wonder, located between three glaciers and very popular among hikers and other nature lovers.

 

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