Hotel Grímsborgir

Hotel Grímsborgir

Excellent accommodation in very well furnished apartments and rooms that include all the modern comforts. The hotel is located in the quiet countryside of southwest Iceland, only 45 minutes away from the capital of Reykjavík. There is a nice and homey restaurant at the hotel, where the emphasis is on delicious courses made from Icelandic ingredients. Good service and calming atmosphere. Close to some of the south’s most beautiful attractions. Certified as a 5 star hotel by Vakinn. 

Open all year.  

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Apartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Meals on request
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Charging station
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern lights service
  • Quality/Environmental Certification
  • Meeting / Conference room
  • Dogs allowed

In the area

  • Golf Course 6 km
  • Kerið volcanic crater lake 10 km
  • Geothermal swimming pool 15 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


The accommodation consists of 68 superior twin or double rooms, 7 junior suites, 5 studio apartments for up to 4 guests and 7 big apartments in a private house with 4 bedrooms for up to 8 guests. All rooms come with balcony or terrace and access to one of 29 geothermal hot tubs on site, private or shared.


Hotel Grimsborgir features a renowned restaurant with a la carte menu that emphasizes Icelandic and international dishes made with fresh local ingredients and seating for up to 240 guests. Live music entertains nightly at Grimsborgir's restaurant. In the evenings you can swing by our elegant Grímsborgir Restaurant to treat yourselves to an Icelandic gourmet meal and try specialties like lamb loin, lobster or the famous Icelandic meat soup and top the night off relaxing in one of our hot tubs enjoying the bright summer nights or gaze at the stars and of course the fascinating Northern Lights!

Service and recreation

A 20-person meeting room is located adjacent to the restaurant and a massage can be booked at the hotel. 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 (15 km; 9 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 (15 km; 9 mi), where supermarkets and various services can be found.

CertificationHotel Grímsborgir is a 5 Star Hotel - Vakinn cerification

Hotel Grímsborgir is certified as a 5 star hotel by Vakinn, the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. More about Vakinn.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Our hotel is situated far away from light pollution and is therefore the perfect place to experience the spectacular Northern Lights! 

Tranquillity, natural beauty and northern lights

Spend unforgettable winter holidays in the Icelandic countryside and enjoy various activities close by: glacier super jeep tours, snow mobile rides, horseback riding and hiking. Not to forget the famous attractions of the Golden Circle: the Gullfoss waterfall, the hot spring fountain Strokkur at Geysir geothermal area and the National Park Þingvellir.

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 phenomenon and a natural reserve. Þingvellir is 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 at 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 pools and natural steam baths. 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.

Hosts: Ólafur & Kristín


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