Hotel Grímsborgir

Hotel Grímsborgir

Excellent accommodation in very well furnished apartments and rooms that include all modern comforts. The hotel is located in the quiet countryside of southwest Iceland, only 45 minutes away from the capital Reykjavík. There is a nice and homey restaurant at the hotel, where emphasis is on delicious courses made from Icelandic ingredients. Good service and calming atmosphere. Close to some of the south’s most beautiful attractions. Open all year.  

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Apartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Meals available
  • Cooking facilities
  • Meeting / Conference room
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern Lights

In the area

  • Golf 3 km
  • Kerið volcanic crater lake 10 km
  • Geothermal swimming pool 13 km
  • Horse rental 15 km
  • Þingvellir National Park 22 km
  • Sólheimar Eco Village 23 km
  • Skálholt historic site 30 km
  • Laugarvatn Fontana Spa 32 km
  • Geysir hot spring area 54 km
  • Gullfoss Waterfall 63 km


Multi-channel television in all rooms and apartments. Free Wi-Fi.

  • 68 Superior Hotel Rooms (25m²): spacious and bright rooms with a private bathroom, a terrace and access to outdoor geothermal hot tubs (double/twin rooms).
  • 4 Junior Suites (40m²) and 1 Junior Suite (55m²): beautiful rooms with a large bathroom including both a bathtub and a shower and access to outdoor geothermal hot tubs (sleep 2).
  • 2 Suites (56m²): beautiful rooms with a large bathroom including both a bathtub and a shower and and a private outdoor geothermal hot tub (sleep 2).
  • 1 Studio apartment (56m²) with two bedrooms (sleep 4).
  • 4 two-bedroom apartments (56m²): two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a living room with a TV and a private geothermal hot tub (sleep 4).
  • 6 Deluxe apartments (200m²) with four bedrooms (sleep 8) and 1 Deluxe apartment (200m²) with five bedrooms (sleep 11): fully equipped with a large kitchen, dining room, fireplace, lounge area with a TV and a porch with barbecue facilities and a private outdoor geothermal hot tub.
  • 1 Cottage (130m²): private house on two floors. four bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, sitting room and kitchen (sleep 9).


Restaurant Grímsborgir sits up to 60 people and is both personal and cosy. The restaurant serves a large breakfast buffet. In the evening, the á la Carte menu includes nourishing soups, homemade bread and delicious courses, where new and fresh Icelandic ingredients play a large role.

All apartments and houses come with well-equipped modern cooking facilities and an outdoor grill.

Service and recreation

A 20-person meeting room is located in the restaurant. Many good hiking routes can be found close to Hotel Grímsborgir, both in the mountains and lowlands. Various services for tourists are offered, such as horseback riding, glacier tours and drives through the wilderness in specially modified vehicles. The nearest swimming pools are in town Selfoss (13 km; 8 mi) and at Borg in Grímsnes (17 km; 10.5 mi). An 18-hole golf course is located at Öndverðarnes, 6 km (3.7 mi) away. The nearest town is Selfoss (13 km; 8 mi), where supermarkets and various services can be found.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northen Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights. We offer an optional wake-up call if Northern Lights are spotted in the sky. Our guests can also enjoy hot drinks while waiting for the display of lights.

Tranquillity, natural beauty and northern lights

Hotel Grímsborgir is ideally located in the tranquil countryside, by the river Sog that runs from lake Þingvallavatn. The patios overlook the beautiful countryside and during winter, enjoying the still and star-lit evening is quite unforgettable, especially when the northern lights pay a visit.

Þingvellir National Park – one of Iceland’s treasures

The Þingvellir National Park (Parliament Fields) is only 22 km (14 mi) away from the hotel. Þingvellir is one of nature’s best-crafted phenomena and is a natural reserve. Þingvellir are also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Here, Viking descendants assembled at the Althing, Iceland’s parliament, from 930 AD to 1798. Furthermore, the Republic of Iceland was founded in Þingvellir in 1944. Head to the Visitor’s Centre for information about the area and local souvenirs, and don’t miss the informative multimedia exhibition that covers both the history and nature of Þingvellir. It is open daily between 9:00 and 17:00. Marked hiking routes are close to the centre and route maps are available there as well.

Spas, geysers, waterfalls and historical areas

The Laugarvatn Fontana, Spa and Wellness Centre (32 km; 20 mi) is a tempting retreat where guests can relax in hot baths and saunas. Geothermal area Geysir, where Strokkur geyser erupts every 10 – 12 minutes, is about 54 km (34 mi) away and Gullfoss waterfall, one of Europe’s most beautiful waterfalls, is 63 km (40 mi) from the hotel. Kerið, a volcanic crater and lake, is only a 10-minute-drive away. Historical area Skálholt, once Iceland’s most notable episcopal see and centre of education, is 30 km (19 mi) away.

Ólafur and Kristín


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