Fossatún is a family-friendly guesthouse with beautiful views located on the banks of the river Grímsá in Borgarfjörður, Southwest Iceland, only 90 km from Reykjavik. It´s a great choice for families with children and for those interested in Icelandic folklore and music. Also, a great location for nature lovers and outdoor enthuiasts planning to visit the most famous sites in the Borgarfjörður region. Open all year.  

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals on request
  • Cooking facilities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Troll Garden in Fossatún
  • Swimming pool 5 km (Hreppslaug)
  • Reykholt 7 km
  • Hvanneyri 11 km
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring 14 km
  • Borgarnes town 18 km
  • Hraunfossar Waterfalls 37 km


12 double rooms with private/en-suite bathroom, all with a beautiful view of the Grímsá River, Troll's falls or towards the mountains.

In a separate house are 4 rooms with shared bathroom; 2 double rooms and 1 twin room with handbasin, and 1 double room without handbasin. Kitchen, living room with TV/DVD and dining area. Bathroom with shower, washing machine and dryer. Outdoor patio with barbeque facilities and garden furniture. All rooms have TV/DVD. Wireless internet. Guests also have access to the hot tubs during summer (150m from the house).

For families and friends the Sunset Cottage (42m2) could be a good option. The cottage has 1 double room, 1 twin room, bathroom and a kitchen area. The cottage is located 150 meters from the restaurant/reception and 50 meters from the hot tubs.

5 x two beds camping pods for sleeping bag accommodation, all with access to shower and toilet facilites, a kitchenette and hot tubs. 


On-site café/restaurant Kaffi Vinyll serves quality home-cooked food. Seats up to 100 people. Outdoor patio with a beautiful view over Troll’s falls in Grímsá River and towards the mountains. Good conference and meeting facilities, wireless internet.

Restaurant is open from 1 June - 31 August


Host Steinar is a musician and former record producer. He has a large LP record collection on show at the restaurant which guests are welcome to browse and listen to. During summer there are daily screenings of 'Acoustic Iceland', a short DVD film combining Icelandic music and nature at lunch - and dinnertime.

A troll-themed garden features a walking trail of the scene and place names of the story 'The Last Troll', written by the host Steinar himself. Various games are available to play in the garden such as 'troll tennis' and 'troll golf', suitable for children and adults alike.

Riding tours at Ölvaldsstaðir, near Borgarnes village (17 km). Golf (9 hole golf course) at Nes in Reykholtsdalur valley (7 km) and near Borgarnes village (Hamarsvöllur, 18 hole golf course). Next swimming pool at Kleppjárnsreykir (5 km). Next urban area: Borgarnes village (18 km); restaurants, shops, a swimming pool, museums and various services for tourists.

Accommodation open all year. Restaurant and camping open from 1 June - 31 August

  Steinar Berg and Ingibjörg


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