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Selfoss

Selfoss (Iceland)

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2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
55 km from Reykjavik by car or by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Selfoss

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A large town in South Iceland. It is not very charming but it is a practical place in which to get supplies and stay.

My suggestion:
An ideal stopping place to get food or petrol, have a snack or even spend the night because the town has many facilities.
My review

I am not a huge fan of Selfoss, a town devoid of charm but the largest town in the southern part of Iceland. 

And it is true that when you cross the small river with its sunken church, the rest of the main avenue is basically a line of supermarkets and shops.

There are a lot more activities to do in Selfoss than in other Icelandic villages because many Icelanders live there due to its proximity to Reykjavik. 

Selfoss is a practical destination in Iceland for spending the night between the south coast and the Golden Circle. 

I generally don't linger here; I tend to find another place because, as I said above, I don't particularly like the town.  

Tours and travel ideas Selfoss

  • Highlights
Summer road trip for families
Length 12 days Approx. $1,860
  • Highlights
The great Icelandic road trip
Length 14 days Approx. $4,090
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