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Gesthús Selfoss

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General

  • A friendly, family-run site with hot tubs available for evening dips
  • A 10-minute walk to Selfoss and 50 to Golden Circle sights like Geysir
  • Kitchen, dining room, summertime breakfast buffet and drinks for sale

Seeking a centrally located spot in Iceland where you can end days of exploring in a hot tub? Of course you are… and Gesthús Selfoss, in the county of Árnessýsla, is a worthy contender.

This family-run site in Iceland's south west is within driving distance of the Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir National Park Golden Circle sights, and if jeep, hiking or horse-riding tours around the area take your fancy, owner Lísa also has you sorted.

Back at base and looking to save cash by cooking for yourself? The kitchen and dining room will come in handy, and if you’re having a hol here in the summer, you can start your morning with the breakfast buffet. The site also sells coffee, tea, soft drinks and beer every day.

Selfoss, less than a 10-minute walk from the park, is the place to go for supermarkets (and traditional restaurants if you’ve always had a hankering to try Icelandic seafood). For swims or a bit of well-deserved downtime after ambling around the region, a public swimming pool complex is around a five-minute walk away, with four pools, waterslides, hot tubs, a sauna and a steam bath. Drop by the spacious play area, the same distance away, if you’ve got kids keen to expend their energy clambering around.

Amenities include a washing machine and dryer, hot showers and toilets, as well as a chemical disposal point. If you’ve been tramping through snow, shoe dryers are on hand for getting your footwear ready for further explores.


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Camping vraiment familial en ville08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: Franceamanda h.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass and gravel caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    La gentillesse de l'acceuil.

    Disliked: 

    Le fait que ca soit un gros camping avec aucune possibilité d'intimité... (on vit tous les uns sur les autres a notre gout)

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Engjavegur 56, Selfoss, Árborg, Iceland, 800
  • Timezone Atlantic/Reykjavik GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 63.9338°N 20.9889°W

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Gesthús Selfoss is in Suðurland, Iceland's south-west region. It’s a 50-minute drive to The Geysir Geothermal Area, to take in the epic natural sight of bubbling mud pools and active geysers spouting hot water from the ground. Journey on for another 10 minutes and you’ll come to Gullfoss, a massive waterfall set in scenery well worthy of a photo opp.

Another 50-minute drive from Gesthús Selfoss, the third spot on the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, where you can see how North America and Europe are edging away from each other at a rate of one to 18 millimetres every year. These fissures create a hiker’s paradise, especially around the Almannagjá fault with its rugged landscape.

Closer to the site (15 minutes), hikers can trek around Flóahreppur, set between the salmon rivers Hvítá and Þjórsá. Most of this scenic area’s covered in one of the world's biggest lava fields. Rather survey the sights from the comfort of your car? Drive to spots like the Íslenski torfbærinn turf houses (10 minutes) and the Tré og List art gallery, less than 20 minutes away.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Gesthús Selfoss cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Gesthús Selfoss on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Gesthús Selfoss have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Gesthús Selfoss dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gesthús Selfoss? Gesthús Selfoss is in Suðurland, Iceland's south-west region. It’s a 50-minute drive to The Geysir Geothermal Area, to take in the epic natural sight of bubbling mud pools and active geysers spouting … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gesthús Selfoss?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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