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Hótel Borealis, Selfoss

2.5 stars2.5 stars
Efri-BruSelfoss801Iceland, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.5 / 5
  • It is a tiny but very clean hotel to stay if you want to see the Northern Lights. It is…Apr 5, 2017
  • My husband and I, and daughter and son-in-law, stayed in two rooms at Hotel Borealis this…Mar 17, 2017
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Hótel Borealis, Selfoss

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $83
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bungalow
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.98 per accommodation, per night

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Hótel Borealis, Selfoss’s small print

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.98 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hótel Borealis, Selfoss


  • In Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Kerid Crater (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Nesjavellir (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Selfoss Church (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Almannagja (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) 49.7 miles/80 km
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.5 /5 from 63 reviews

Hótel Borealis, Selfoss
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Quaint and friendly
This quaint, rustic place known for it's views of the Aurora Borealis. They have excellent dinners in their restaurant. Know that the single beds seem very narrow but the double beds are nice.
1 night romance trip
Hótel Borealis, Selfoss
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great place, breakfast was a plus!!
The hotel was great. Our room had a shared bathroom and very small kitchenette, it had 2 small electric burners and a saucepan. An electric tea kettle and a fridge. Enough to get by as goodness in Iceland is extremely expensive for dining out. They provided a great breakfast... boiled eggs, meat and cheeses fresh bread, juices, coffee, waffles, cucumbers, tomatoes, oatmeal, cereals milks and yogurts. We did not have dinner as it wasn't a bit pricey, I think 6300 isk for 3 courses. The lounge area has happy hour until 7, equivalent of 11$ for two pints., not bad. All employees were very helpful, allowed us to take some glasses to o the room, and lent us an icescraper the day we left as it hadn't snowed. It's a bit out of the way, 20 minutes from Selfoss, but on the way to thingvellar national park. Overall, a basic discount hotel, but nice touches!
2 night romance trip
Hótel Borealis, Selfoss
Poor1.0 / 5
Pick a different place to stay.
Wouldn't recommend. The lobby was adorable...and that's where it ended. We arrived and there were 4 - 6 inches of snow on the ground. We were pointed to a separate house to stay - but there was no shoveled walkway, so we trudged with our wheeled luggage from the carpark to the building where we were staying. Lots of moths in the shared bathrooms. No nightstands to place our items. It was the least expensive place that we stayed on our trip - so I guess you get what you paid for. The building was so noisy that it kept us up all night. Internet was out when we arrived. Front Desk Agent was very nice at check in and check out. The next morning everything was iced over and nothing shoveled back to the carpark. Wouldn't stay here again.
1 night romance trip
Hótel Borealis, Selfoss
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Cosy and clean hotel in Selfoss
Loved the lobby with fun Christmas decorations and a bar! We really enjoyed chilling there after long hikes. The room was very clean with large windows. Would stay there again!
2 night romance trip
Hótel Borealis, Selfoss
Excellent4.0 / 5
Nice boutique hotel with very friendly staff
Great location in the golden circle. Like the hotel a lot because you can have your own cabin, it is a boutique hotel so the tourist crowd isn't too crazy. Breakfast was good. Staff is very friendly.
1 night romance trip

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Hótel Borealis, Selfoss

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