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Peacefully located by Lake Villingarholt, Vatnsholt Bed & Breakfast is 9.9 mi from Selfoss town center. Impressive mountain views are featured.

The rooms of Vatnsholt Bed & Breakfast are simply furnished and have either private or shared bathroom facilities.

Housed in a renovated farmhouse, Vatnsholt’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a rustic setting. The menu offers regional specialties made with locally sourced ingredients including the on site lake.

The staff can help arrange activities like horse riding, fishing and football golf. Other facilities include free WiFi, a children’s playground and a large outdoor area.

The guest house is located by Iceland’s scenic Ring Road, 43 mi from Reykjavik. On-site parking is free for guests.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Guesthouse Vatnsholt has been welcoming guests since Dec 9, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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  • Will I see the norther light from here, during late November ?
    The auroras are visible in Iceland from the end of August. This is a natural phenomenon and depends on weather. Vatnsholt is the perfect place to obse..
    Answered on February 5, 2021
  • Hello do you have 24 h check In ? We will arrive around 1am
    Hello We are open from 8:00-23:00. If you will be later we will make this self check in. When you will arrive you will see note in the lobby door win..
    Answered on November 4, 2021
  • We would be arriving may 2021, assuming covid protocols are still in place are we allowed to self check in, etc?
    Thank you for your interest in our hotel. We offer accommodation following the rules during Covid 19. As of today, it's only possible to stay overnigh..
    Answered on January 5, 2021
  • Hi, may I know what is the distance between your property to Thingvellir National Park? Thanks
    Hello Kindly inform, from Vatnsholt hotel to Þingvellir National Park is about 70 km. Best regards Anita
    Answered on February 10, 2022
  • Hi, I’m thinking about rent a double room from Thursday till Saturday and I was wondering if the access road to the property is clear of ice as I got ..
    Hi Our roads are clear. Best regards Vatnsholt
    Answered on March 10, 2022
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Hosted by Margret and Johann Owners

Host Review Score

Margret and Johann Owners
Vatnsholt is an old farm, today we are running 34 rooms guesthouse and a restaurant in the old barn.
We have been renting out rooms in Guesthouse Vatnsholt since 2010. We moved from Hafnarfjordur to Vatnsholt 2006 and opened 2010.
The location of Vatnsholt is great for trip to the Golden circle and exploration of the whole south coast. We are also just a few minutes away from waterfall Uriðafoss or city Selfoss.
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic,Polish,Romanian
Area info *
3 Restaurants On Site

    Vatnsholt Restaurant

    Food: International

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner, Cocktail hour

    Blind Raven

    Food: International

    Open for: Dinner

    Summer Restaurant

    Food: International

    Open for: Brunch

Amenities of Guesthouse Vatnsholt
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bingo Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Stand-up comedy Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Evening entertainment
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar (temporarily closed)
  • Restaurant (temporarily closed)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish
  • Romanian

House rules

Guesthouse Vatnsholt takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 10:30 PM


7:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Crib upon request
6 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 25 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Guesthouse Vatnsholt accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Guests arriving by car are advised to contact the property in advance, in order to receive detailed driving directions. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that reservations for the restaurant must me made at least one day prior to arrival for bookings between 1 September and 1 June.

Summer Restaurant: Closed from Sat, Oct 17, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Vatnsholt Restaurant: Closed from Sun, Nov 01, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Blind Raven: Closed from Sun, Nov 01, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Bar is closed from Sun, Nov 01, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

FAQs about Guesthouse Vatnsholt

  • The prices at Guesthouse Vatnsholt may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guesthouse Vatnsholt has 3 restaurants:

    • Summer Restaurant
    • Vatnsholt Restaurant
    • Blind Raven

  • Check-in at Guesthouse Vatnsholt is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Guesthouse Vatnsholt can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Guesthouse Vatnsholt is 150 feet from the center of Vatnsholt.

  • Guesthouse Vatnsholt offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Bingo
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Badminton equipment
    • Happy hour
    • Movie nights
    • Themed dinners
    • Live music/Performance

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Guesthouse Vatnsholt by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • Room options at Guesthouse Vatnsholt include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Suite
    • Apartment

  • Yes, Guesthouse Vatnsholt is popular with guests booking family stays.