Two 18 m2 (194 f2) double/twin rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Fourteen 24 m2 (258 f2) rooms that sleep 2 – 3 people, with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Four 56 m2 (506 f2) apartments with two bedrooms, a lounge, a dining room and a large bathroom with a shower and bath, as well as a good kitchen with all modern equipment. Large patio with a hot tub and an outdoor grill. Sleeps seven.
Five 200 m2 (2,100 f2) apartments with four bedrooms, lounge, dining room, large bathroom with a shower and bath, and a large modern kitchen. Large patio with a hot tub and an outdoor grill. Sleeps seven.
One 130 m2 (1,399 f2) private house on two floors. Four bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, sitting room and kitchen. Sleeps eight.
Multi-channel television in all rooms and apartments. Free Wi-Fi.
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 trough 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.
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.
Hosts: Ólafur and Kristín