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This family-run property is 400 metres off Route 1 and 15 km from Selfoss. It offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace. Homemade bread, jam and pastries are served for breakfast. Guesthouse Bitra B&B’s simple rooms have either private or shared bathroom facilities. They provide views of Mount Hekla or the surrounding countryside. Bitra Guesthouse is a 40-minute drive from Reykjavík. Thingvellir National Park and Geysir are 50 km away. Northern Lights spotting is possible during winter.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
3 single beds
1 single bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
4 single beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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  • Fiona
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We only stayed for one night but would have loved to of stayed longer. Our room was plenty adequate for two of us and the beds were so comfy. Great breakfast and friendly host.
  • Dirksk
    Netherlands Netherlands
    I liked the fact there was a small room at the entrance to leave your shoes, felt very homey! Room and bed was excellent. Altogether feel very homey!
  • Kimberley
    Malta Malta
    The property was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The host was very welcoming and thoughtful, providing you with tea, coffee and slippers. They serve a fulfilling and vast breakfast too.

Host Information

Company review score: 9.7Based on 1,202 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We are a friendly Icelandic family who were excited to take over the guesthouse in 2021. We cannot wait to welcome you, make you feel at home at our cosy Bitra and share our beautiful country, food and culture with you.

Property information

Bitra Guesthouse is a welcoming and affordable hotel in South Iceland, close to the country’s most popular sightseeing routes. Those seeking modern accommodation with easy access to incredible natural attractions will find its location convenient and amenities plentiful. There are 17 rooms at Bitra guesthouse, with single, double, triple, and four-person family varieties. They are bright, cheery, and some boast stunning views over Mount Hekla, a local volcano. The bathrooms are shared but spacious and well-maintained. The great big icelandic breakfast is free, the wi-fi is free and also a free parking.

Neighbourhood information

Bitra Guesthouse has a fantastic position in the landscapes of South Iceland, only 15 minutes east of the town of Selfoss. You will be able to find grocery stores, gas stations, and a range of other travelers services here. Furthermore, this location places you between two incredible sightseeing routes, the Golden Circle and South Coast. The closest site of the former, Thingvellir National Park, takes only 45 minutes to reach. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir is a magnificent place to learn about Iceland’s history and geology. It is easy to access the other iconic attractions of the Golden Circle - the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall - from the park.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Guesthouse Bitra B&B
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    • Express check-in/check-out
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Allergy-free room
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Icelandic

    House rules

    Guesthouse Bitra B&B takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 22:00


    From 07:00 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Diners Club Cash is not accepted Guesthouse Bitra B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Guesthouse Bitra in advance.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about Guesthouse Bitra B&B

    • Guesthouse Bitra B&B is 8.1 miles from the centre of Selfoss. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guesthouse Bitra B&B offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Horse riding

    • Check-in at Guesthouse Bitra B&B is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at Guesthouse Bitra B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Room options at Guesthouse Bitra B&B include:

      • Single
      • Twin/Double
      • Triple
      • Family
      • Double