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In the South of Iceland you can always find accommodation to your liking. Here there are hotels, big and small, from luxurious conference halls to small and friendly country hotels. Guest houses, farmhouse accommodation and small cottages are to be found all over. Then there are also some good camping sites in the South, often in connection with diverse services. 

In the mountains there are several places offering everything from sleeping bag accommodation to luxurious hotel rooms. Also there are in several places traditional mountain huts where sleeping bag accommodation is to be had. There are restaurants of various kinds, many of which offer traditional seasonal treats such as Thorri buffets (mid-January festival); game and Christmas buffets where guests and visitors are really pampered with food and drink. 

If you prefer relaxation you can find a small, cosy, friendly place, even a farmhouse where you are offered the national flatbread, crullers, pancakes with whipped cream and hot chocolate. More and more companies hold their conferences in the South, “far from the madding crowd” of the capital, and yet within reach because the latest developments in computer technology reach the South very fast.


Staying at a cottage can be very cozy and it is especially convenient for families or groups of friends traveling together.


The least expensive type of accommodation available. The are many campsites all overIceland, most of them open from May until the beginning of September.


B&B’s and guesthouses are all pervasive and many of them privately run. They are generally smaller and more intimate than hotels and more comfortably priced.

Bed & Breakfast

B&B’s and guesthouses are all pervasive and many of them privately run. They are generally smaller and more intimate than hotels and more comfortably priced.


Simple and inexpensive accommodation, suitable for budget minded travelers. They are principally popular with younger people opting for more basic lodgings.

Mountainhuts & Cabins

In the highlands of Iceland, mountain huts and cabins are the available option.

Farm Holidays

Staying at a farm is a unique alternative and a fine choice for those who seldom venture from cities and wish to experience the bucolic side of life at least once.

Sleeping bag accommodation

Many guesthouses, rural hotels, hostels and farmer’s lodges, offer sleeping bag accommodation, a truly economic alternative.


Iceland has many fine hotels ranging in price and quality allowing travelers to make a suitable choice.


Staying at an apartment is an excellent alternative for those wanting more privacy, prefer to do their own cooking and wish to interact to the locals. Apartments are available at different price ranges.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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