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Laugarvatn Hostel
2 out of 5
Dalbraut 10, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night
16.36 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (190 reviews)

"Great hostel. Straight forward. Used their public kitchen facility to make our dinner. Shower flooded bathroom which was annoying. Overall great stay for a great price."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Laugarvatn Hostel
ION Adventure Hotel
4 out of 5
Nesjavellir, Selfoss, South Iceland
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $346 per night
21.12 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (205 reviews)
Really nice 2 day stay

"We stayed 2 days to celebrate my birthday. I really wanted to do nothing but relax, enjoy Iceland’s beautiful scenery, have a nice meal, float in the hot pool, and possibly see the northern lights. I was able to do most of these things. Having been to this region of Iceland before, we knew that the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

ION Adventure Hotel
Stracta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rangárflatir 4, Rangárþing ytra, South Iceland
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night
12.6 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (569 reviews)

"Sauna and hot tub weren’t working. Quite disappointed as we book this hotel especially for these"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Stracta Hotel
Austurey cottages
3 out of 5
Austurey, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
The price is $122 per night
14.44 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Relax

"Very clean cottage,, the host was very friendly.. I prefer to have cooker inside the house but there is bbq outdoor.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Austurey cottages
Heima Holiday Homes
3 out of 5
Hraunvellir, Selfoss
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $158 per night
0.62 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
LOVED THIS PLACE

"The best little getaway with beautiful scenery and quiet nights. Also, the little doggy who was waiting outside to greet you when you woke up to play ball. It was the best night on our trip. The owners were very helpful and always attentive to any need we may have had. Definitely already miss staying ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Heima Holiday Homes
Hotel Rangá
4 out of 5
Suðurlandsvegur, Rangárþing ytra, South Iceland
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The price is $441 per night
17.15 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"Gorgeous hotel with spectacular sunsets and river views. Quiet and romantic. The restaurant is excellent - every meal special. We also really enjoyed the onsite astronomers and telescopes."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hotel Rangá
Kerbyggd: Luxury House and Cottage in Golden Circle
4 out of 5
Kerbyggð 1, Selfoss, South Iceland
The price is $428 per night
8.86 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Excellent property! Super clean and with all amenities. Plus a great location. Try it, you will not regret it."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Kerbyggd: Luxury House and Cottage in Golden Circle
Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hverhamar, Hveragerdi
The price is $152 per night
17.36 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (646 reviews)
So cute!

"Our stay was so good! We enjoyed the hot tub during the day, and loved the delicious breakfast they served every morning. Not to mention the cute eating area with a great view to go with! Coffee (lattes specifically) was available all day long but was a nice addition."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel
Hotel Geysir
4 out of 5
Geysir, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
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The price is $162 per night
24.25 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, beautiful views, stayed in deluxe room and it was wonderful.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hotel Geysir
Aurora Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Veioihus Eystri Ranga, Rangárþing eystra, Southern Region
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18.38 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"Absolutely phenomenal stay! We highly recommend dining in the restaurant. Truly one of the best meals I've ever had."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Aurora Lodge Hotel
Hotel Gullfoss
3 out of 5
Brattholt, Blaskogabyggd, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
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The price is $145 per night
25.54 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (293 reviews)
Gullfoss

"Wonderful staff,atmospehere,condition"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hotel Gullfoss
Guesthouse Flúðir - Grund
3.5 out of 5
Grund, Fludir, Hrunamannahreppur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night
13.38 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (138 reviews)
Good stay

"Good stay and good breakfast. No places in the immediate area to eat after 8pm, so plan ahead. Nice room and plenty of parking. Even saw the Northern Lights from the room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Guesthouse Flúðir - Grund
Ármót Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Ármót, Rangárþing ytra, South Iceland
The price is $96 per night
17.57 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Best countryside guesthouse

"Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay and nicer people and horses all around. Wish we could have stayed longer. Hope to come back and stay again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Ármót Guesthouse
360 Hotel & Thermal Baths
4 out of 5
Mosató 3, Selfoss, Southern Region
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $340 per night
5.71 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"The view was amazing....rooms modern and clean...food great"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

360 Hotel & Thermal Baths
Hotel Grimsborgir – Your Golden Circle Retreat
5 out of 5
Asborgir 30, Selfoss, Southern Region
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $288 per night
11.65 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (167 reviews)
A great stay

"Had a great stay at the hotel, the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff pleasant and very helpful when we needed some assistance. The hot tubs don't have jets but they were still nice and warm given that it was a little chilly outside. I would definitely return to Hotel Grimsborgir."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hotel Grimsborgir – Your Golden Circle Retreat
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Visiting Golden Circle

Travelers to Golden Circle give high marks for the northern light views and riverfront. Scenic and quaint, this city also attracts tourists with its sightseeing tours. Top sights in the city include Geysir Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss.

  • There are 276 hotels and other accommodations in Golden Circle
  • The closest major airport is in Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic), 41 mi (66 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Golden Circle

Cultural venues in the city include Geothermal park, The Cave People, and Tre Og List. The city is notable for landmarks like Skalholt Cathedral, Skalholt Historical Site, and Selfoss Church. The waterfalls, hiking trails, and hot springs highlight the city's natural beauty, and Geysir Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss are worth a visit.

In Golden Circle, there are 276 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Spói Guesthouse - This 3-star guesthouse features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its room size and location.
  • Blue Grove Guesthouse (Fagrilundur) - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this guesthouse. This 3-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Brekkugerdi Guesthouse - This 2.5-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

One of the popular sights outside the city is Skalafell Ski Area, 31 mi/49.8 km from the heart of the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Golden Circle?
Loa´s Nest Guesthouse is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star guesthouse offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel Geysir and Hotel Gullfoss as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Golden Circle, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Golden Circle.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Golden Circle?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Golden Circle, click here.
What are some accommodations with pools in Golden Circle?
Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel: Features free full breakfast, an outdoor pool, and 2 spa tubs. ION Adventure Hotel and 360 Hotel & Thermal Baths are a couple of other choices that offer an onsite pool.

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