Country lodge 16 km from Selfoss - great view of the nearby mountains. Rooms with private and shared bathroom. Family-friendly activities; playground for children, bike and boat rental, fishing. Open all year. 

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  • Accommodation ID: 687
  • Type: Bed & Breakfast
  • Seasons: All Year
  • Regions: South
  • Shared bathroom (cat.I/II)
  • Private bathroom (cat.III/IV)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Meals available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Playground for children
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Glacier view
  • Open vouchers

In the area

  • Urriðafoss Waterfall 10 km
  • Horse riding 15 km 
  • Geothermal swimming pool in Selfoss 16 km 
  • Icelandic Wonders Museum in Stokkseyri 21 km
  • Kayak tours in Stokkseyri 21 km
  • Húsið Folk Museum in Eyrarbakki 28 km
  • Geothermal park in Hveragerði 30 km
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and Volcano
  • Mt. Hekla

Vatnsholt is a beautiful farmstead that has recently been completely renovated. The view from Vatnsholt is one of the most expansive in all of Iceland, with clear views of landmarks such as the islands of Vestmannaeyjar, Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the well-known mountains of Tindfjöll and Hekla. Vatnsholt is conveniently located 70 km from Reykjavik with easy access from the main highway (route 1).

The facilities include made-up beds in 25 rooms with private/en-suite and shared bathrooms, living room and kitchen facilities. Restaurant with emphasis on food direct from the farm. Larger groups will enjoy the use of the dining hall, kitchen and two bathrooms. Also on the premises are a sundeck, barbecue facilities, a hot tub and a playground area with high quality play equipment. Free wi-fi in the restaurant/reception, wi-fi access in the rooms is ISK 1,000 per day.  

Staying at Vatnsholt offers a host of family-friendly activites. In addition to making use of the playground, both children and adults are sure to enjoy the eclectic collection of farm animals, which includes dogs, horses, rabbits, chicken, sheep and cattle. Bikes are available for rent, and boat rental and fishing in the adjacent Villingaholtsvatn lake is yet another activity to enjoy. 

The northern lights are well visible from Vatnsholt where you can enjoy the lights with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. 

Farming: Goats, horses, cattle, dogs, cats, rabbits, and hens

Hosts: Margrét and Jóhann