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Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | View from room
Standard Cabin | View from room
Classic House, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Valley View | Living room | Foosball, books
Classic House, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Valley View | Living room | Foosball, books

Overview of Vatnsholt


3-star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
Vatnsholti 2, Villingaholt, Selfoss, 801

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTre Og List7 min drive
  • Popular LocationTurf House16 min drive
  • Popular LocationUrridafoss Waterfall17 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Selfoss, Vatnsholt is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Urridafoss Waterfall, while The Ghost Centre and Veiðisafnið are cultural highlights. Swimming offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing, horse riding, and cave exploring nearby. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Tre Og List - 7 min drive
  • Turf House - 16 min drive
  • Urridafoss Waterfall - 17 min drive
  • Selfoss Church - 19 min drive
  • Knarraros Lighthouse - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) - 64 min drive

About this property


3-star family-friendly guesthouse by the lake
Located close to Urridafoss Waterfall, Vatnsholt provides concerts and live shows, a terrace, and a playground. Adventurous travelers may like the ecotours and hiking/biking at this guesthouse. The onsite restaurant, Vatnsholt Restaurant, features international cuisine and happy hour. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a ballroom, and a dock
  • A gift shop, a billiards/pool table, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, quiet location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 33 individually furnished rooms have amenities such as WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Showers, hair dryers, and shampoo
  • Recycling, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, Icelandic, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (EUR 1 per stay)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Daily buffet breakfast available for a fee: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.50 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Blind Raven
  • Summer Restaurant
  • Vatnsholt Restaurant

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Books
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Ecotours
  • Evening entertainment
  • Foosball table
  • Games
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Dock
  • On a lake
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • No elevator


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Communal living room
  • Reception hall
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian breakfast
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child per adult, up to the age of 5 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair
Tax ID - 630493-2349
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Vatnsholt Guest House
Vatnsholt Guest House Villingaholt
Vatnsholt Villingaholt
Vatnsholt Guest House Selfoss
Vatnsholt Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse
Vatnsholt Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guesthouse
Vatnsholt Guest House
Vatnsholt Guesthouse Selfoss

Frequently asked questions

Is Vatnsholt pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Vatnsholt?

As of Jan 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Vatnsholt on Feb 27, 2023 start from CA $87.02, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Vatnsholt?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Vatnsholt?

Check-in is from 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Vatnsholt?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Vatnsholt located?

Located on a lake, this family-friendly guesthouse is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Urridafoss Waterfall and 11 mi (17.7 km) from Selfoss Church. The Ghost Centre and Veiðisafnið are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vatnsholt and receive a full refund?

Yes, Vatnsholt offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vatnsholt cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Easy to locate, on the way in terms of travel to vik, staff was super friendly gave us a quick tour of the property, room was so cozy after a cold day of exploring. great price, beautiful landscape view,
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a great find for us for a one-night's stay. We stayed in the building behind the main buidling - the room is tiny but our primary need was a bed and shower. Seemed recently renovated - clean and modern. The view from the room was a wide open field which, lucky for us, allowed us to see the Northern Lights from bed! The staff was nice and we paid the $2,000kr for breakfast in morning - maybe a tad overpriced but considering how remote you are from town, it was totally worth it - your typical European-style breakfast. Given the very reasonable price, totally recommend for those who want (a chance) to see the Northern Lights from the comfort of a hotel property and not wandering random roads and fields at night.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed in a standard cabin and it was adorable with great views and private bathroom in the cabain!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good accommodations, breakfast not included
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beatiful location
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in one of the tiny little brown houses and it was adorable! We could hear sheep baaing during the night. It was definitely a unique experience. It took a while for the little house to warm up but once it did, we were comfy. The bathroom is itsy bitsy but it was fine for our one night stay. The dining room area was very nice and dinner was excellent! There is also a very nice playground for kids, something no other hotel had during our roadtrip. It was a very convenient location as well. Would definitely recommend!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Fernando, ozone park

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was nice
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
La chambre était petite mais abordable ! Il y a une salle publique avec babyfoot , billard etc avec un petit bar à brevage gratuit (café thé jus) pour vos soirées
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Room comfortable with great views around seeing mountains in the distance and lake with horses. Breakfast had a lot of food but have to pay extra.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely converted farmhouse. Deluxe room was very comfortable. Stairs and tub could be challenging to seniors. Good breakfast at approx 1600 ISK. No kettle in room but we asked and got one. Rooms are located in buildings around farm away from main building some further than others. Great views with horses on site and lake.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022