The Best Hotels in Golden Circle

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Golden Circle. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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This hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, 18 km from UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Its restaurant offers… See more

This hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, 18 km from UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Its restaurant offers Nordic specialities and a bar with panoramic scenic views.

Free WiFi, satellite TV, a seating area and private bathroom are featured in all guest rooms at ION Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir, a Member of Design Hotels. Some also overlook Lake Thingvallavatn.

Bookable facilities include an on-site spa and sauna. Ion Adventure guests can also enjoy a communal TV lounge.

Reykjavík city centre is within 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Rooms from $406

Frost and Fire Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 891 reviews

Found by bubbling geothermal springs in Hveragerdi, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs and sauna. All… See more

Found by bubbling geothermal springs in Hveragerdi, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs and sauna. All rooms include bathrobes, slippers and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi is free.

Frost and Fire Hotel’s rooms feature bright, modern décor and work by various Icelandic artists. All have wooden floors, large beds and a private bathroom. Some rooms offer views of the River Varmá.

Restaurant Varmá is located at the hotel and is open for dinner reservations. The restaurant specializes in Icelandic fine dining food, slow-cooked in the hot springs and offers a beautiful view over the river Varmá.

Thingvellir National Park is a 40-minute drive from Hotel Frost and Fire. A tourist office and local shops are within 10 minutes’ walk.

Rooms from $167

360 Hotel & Thermal Baths

Rated 9.1 in 417 reviews

360 Hotel & Spa is situated in Selfoss. Each guest at the 4-star property can enjoy views from the rooms. The property… See more

360 Hotel & Spa is situated in Selfoss. Each guest at the 4-star property can enjoy views from the rooms. The property features a shared lounge.

At 360 Hotel & Spa, every room comes with a desk. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at 360. At 360 Hotel & Spa every room is fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. There is an on-site restaurant, which serves local cuisine and also offers dairy-free and vegetarian options. All guests have access to a spa which includes a pool with warm geothermal water, a sauna and relaxing lounge with an open fire.

Speaking Danish, English, German and Icelandic at the 24-hour front desk, staff are willing to help at any time of the day.

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 62 km from the property.

Rooms from $444

The Greenhouse Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 1312 reviews

The Greenhouse hotel has 7 restaurants and a bar in its food hall, Icelandic designer stores, Icecream and a local food… See more

The Greenhouse hotel has 7 restaurants and a bar in its food hall, Icelandic designer stores, Icecream and a local food market. Utilizing the technology, this 4 star quality hotel check-in and out process is done online and the staff at the hospitality desk are there to make sure the experience is unforgettable.

Comfortable beds in the hip rooms with locally made or recycled furniture, flat screen TV with a selection of channels, spacious bathroom and in room shopping.

Breakfast selection is for purchase at the Greenhouse Café and Juicebar, open all day from 7am.

Hveragerði can be recognized by all the greenhouses, flowers, the hot springs, geothermal river, hiking and bycicle trails and is the Greenhouse hotel in the center of it all.

Keflavik international airport is 70 km away, fagradalsfjall Volcanic eruption is 54km away and they Geysir 55km away. It takes 40 minutes to drive to the center of Reykjavik.

Rooms from $202

Hotel Grimsborgir by Keahotels

Rated 8.2 in 409 reviews

This hotel is located in Ásborgir, within the Golden Circle Region in South Iceland. Selfoss is 15 minutes' drive away… See more

This hotel is located in Ásborgir, within the Golden Circle Region in South Iceland. Selfoss is 15 minutes' drive away from the hotel and 21 km away from the boundary of UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. You can admire the sky and surrounding mountains from the room or outdoor hot tubs. The hotel offers free northern lights wake up calls. WiFi and parking are available free of charge.

All rooms at Hotel Grimsborgir by Keahotels come with a balcony or terrace, flat-screen TV, bathrobes and slippers and private bathroom. The guest rooms have access to 29 private or shared outdoor geothermal hot tubs. The apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, barbecue grill and private hot tub.

Buffet breakfast is served daily. And the menu features international dishes made with fresh local ingredients. In the summertime you can enjoy your meal on the patio.

Laugarvatn is 34 km from Hotel Grimsborgir by Keahotels, while Reykjavik city centre is 70 km way. Geysir geothermal park and Gullfoss waterfall are about 50 minutes' drive from the property.

Rooms from $250

Situated in Selfoss and only 35 km from Thingvellir National Park, Golden Circle Domes - Glamping Experience features… See more

Situated in Selfoss and only 35 km from Thingvellir National Park, Golden Circle Domes - Glamping Experience features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property has garden views. The accommodation provides a concierge service, a minimarket and organising tours for guests.

The kitchenette features a toaster, a fridge and a stovetop and there is a private bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. There is also a seating area and a fireplace.

Guests are welcome to eat in the on-site family-friendly restaurant, which is open for dinner, lunch and brunch.

Guests at the luxury tent can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 63 km from Golden Circle Domes - Glamping Experience.

Rooms from $554

Torfhús Retreat

Rated 9.4 in 72 reviews

Situated in Selfoss, 14 km from Geysir, Torfhús Retreat features accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a… See more

Situated in Selfoss, 14 km from Geysir, Torfhús Retreat features accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. Built in 2018, the property is within 16 km of Gullfoss Waterfall. The hotel has a hot tub, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Rooms have a coffee machine, while certain rooms come with a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a stovetop. At Torfhús Retreat all rooms come with bed linen and towels.

At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot spring bath. Guests at Torfhús Retreat will be able to enjoy activities in and around Selfoss, like hiking and cycling.

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 107 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $650

Hotel Geysir

Rated 9.3 in 2074 reviews

Set in Geysir, 100 metres from Geysir, Hotel Geysir offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a… See more

Set in Geysir, 100 metres from Geysir, Hotel Geysir offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The units come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also provide guests with a mountain view. All units feature a safety deposit box.

Guests at Hotel Geysir can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Geysir, like hiking and cycling.

Gullfoss Waterfall is 10 km from Hotel Geysir. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 115 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $263

INNI - Boutique apartments

Aparthotel

Rated 9.5 in 821 reviews

Set in Hveragerði in the South Iceland region, INNI - Boutique apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi and free… See more

Set in Hveragerði in the South Iceland region, INNI - Boutique apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking, as well as access to a sauna. The accommodation features a sauna and a hot tub. The aparthotel has family rooms.

Each unit is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. Some units feature a terrace and/or a balcony with garden views and an outdoor dining area. At the aparthotel, the units are fitted with bed linen and towels.

The Pearl is 45 km from the aparthotel, while Hallgrímskirkja Church is 45 km away. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 46 km from INNI - Boutique apartments.

Rooms from $213

Situated in Reykholt, within 19 km of Geysir and 29 km of Gullfoss Waterfall, Blue Hotel Fagrilundur - On The Golden… See more

Situated in Reykholt, within 19 km of Geysir and 29 km of Gullfoss Waterfall, Blue Hotel Fagrilundur - On The Golden Circle features free WiFi.

Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms include a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Blue Hotel Fagrilundur - On The Golden Circle offers 3-star accommodation with a hot tub and terrace.

Thingvellir National Park is 49 km from the accommodation, while Ljosifoss is 42 km from the property. The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 96 km from Blue Hotel Fagrilundur - On The Golden Circle.

Rooms from $151

Hotel South Coast

Rated 8.6 in 2297 reviews

Located in Selfoss, Hotel South Coast features a restaurant, fitness centre, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property… See more

Located in Selfoss, Hotel South Coast features a restaurant, fitness centre, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. Each accommodation at the hotel has city views. Sauna is available. A spa centre is also available for an extra charge. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service, and organizes tours for guests.

Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. At the hotel, each room is fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at the Hotel South Coast.

The nearest airport is Reykjavík Domestic Airport, 58 km from Hotel South Coast.

Rooms from $194

Hotel Selfoss

Rated 8.4 in 1549 reviews

Situated by River Ölfus in Selfoss, Hotel Selfoss has a cinema and a spa area. Guests at Selfoss Hotel can enjoy the spa… See more

Situated by River Ölfus in Selfoss, Hotel Selfoss has a cinema and a spa area. Guests at Selfoss Hotel can enjoy the spa for a surcharge, which features a sauna, a steam room and hot water tub. Massages are available upon request. WiFi is free.

All rooms have a seating area, satellite TV and private bathroom with bathtub or shower. Ironing facilities are available in the lobby.

The Riverside Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, and offers both traditional and innovative cuisine. Drinks can be enjoyed beside the fireplace in the hotel bar.

The hotel is located on the Icelandic Ring Road, Route 1. Sundhöll Selfoss swimming hall is about a 6-minute walk from Hotel Selfoss. Selfoss Golf Club is 2 km away.

Rooms from $163

Hotel Örk

Rated 8.5 in 1224 reviews

Featuring an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna on site, this hotel offers accomodation in Hveragerdi, 45 km from… See more

Featuring an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna on site, this hotel offers accomodation in Hveragerdi, 45 km from Reykjavik. There is free private parking and free WiFi. Hveragerdi Geothermal Park is 600 metres away.

Hotel Örk’s guest rooms include a refrigerator, work desk and satellite TV. Some also have a seating area. The spacious bathrooms contain both a bath and shower.

Traditional Icelandic cuisine is served at Hver Restaurant. Other hotel facilities include a bar and games room with billiards and table tennis. Guests can also enjoy free access to the neighbouring 9-hole golf course.

Hiking trips to the Hengill volcanic area, as well as horseback riding excursions can be organised by Hotel Örk staff.

Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel is 15 km away from Hotel Örk, while Selfoss is 13 km away.

Rooms from $172