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Hotel Grimsborgir

Southern Iceland, Iceland

Surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and located on the banks of the beautiful River Sog, Iceland's largest freshwater river, Hotel Grimsborgir offers comfortable and stylish 4 star accommodation with an incredibly warm welcome.

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location for exploring the south of Iceland and the Golden Circle

  • Comfortable chalet-style apartments each with their own hot tub overlooking the mountains

  • Beautiful views across the River Sog to the snow-capped hills behind

  • Excellent home-cooked food and Icelandic specialties served in the hotel's restaurant

  • Tranquil countryside setting less than an hour from Reykjavik


Insider's View

Relax in your outdoor hot tub after a day of excursions and be in with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights dance across the sky above you

Milly Walker

Insider's View

The heated floors are a really welcome warmer during the snowy winter months.

Milly Walker

Insider's View

The food on offer at Grimsborgir is varied and delicious - from Icelandic lamb to Minke whale!

Anne Bamber

Insider's View

There are 29 hot tubs in total at the hotel - a dip in one is a must after a long day of adventures.

Cammie Burke

Insider's View

Hotel Grimsborgir is the perfect base to explore the Golden Circle and offers many comfortable options for both families and couples.

Cammie Burke

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Hotel Grimsborgir sits on the famous Golden Circle route and makes a fantastic base from which to explore the highlights of Southern Iceland such as the waterfall Gullfoss, the hot water fountain Geysir and the historic site of Thingvellir National Park. Located in Grímsnes, about 45 minutes outside Reykjavik, the setting is both peaceful and beautiful; and due to it's setting on the River Sog it is famous for fishing Arctic char, Atlantic salmon and brown trout.

Accommodation is in ten comfortable apartments dotted around the property, most with their own private hot tub overlooking the river, fields and mountains beyond.

The owners, Kristin and Olafur, have taken great care in the décor which has a stylish home-from-home feel and the welcome here is as warm as the cosy firesides in each apartment. The charming Grimsborgir Restaurant offers traditional Icelandic meals as well as other delicious, home-cooked dishes, all prepared from fresh, local products.

Far from the bright lights of the city and surrounded by open countryside, Grimsborgir is a great place from which to try and see the Northern Lights during the winter months. In summer, guests can choose to fish in the river that runs adjacent to the hotel.


The hotel has ten apartments of varying sizes, all with one or more bathrooms and most with a kitchen and private hot tub on the terrace. The largest apartment is around 200 sq m, sleeping up to nine people in four double rooms and one single room. The smaller apartments sleep up to four people in two double rooms. Guests can also stay in the house which has two floors and sleeps up to nine people in three double rooms and one triple room. All apartments are allocated on a private basis and are suitable for families, groups of friends or couples. The hotel also has two double rooms with en-suite facilities.

Luxury Apartment

This deluxe apartment boasts 4 bedrooms, a large bathroom with bath tub, a guest bathroom, a spacious living and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, a TV lounge and a patio with a hot tub. The apartments measure 200 sqm.

Studio Apartment with hot tub

Studio apartments are a vast 56 sqm and feature 2 double bedrooms as well as a bathroom with shower and a living room with kitchenette. Each apartment has a porch with a private hot tub (perfect for gazing at the Aurora Borealis!).

Studio Apartment

Studio apartments have an area of 56 sqm and feature one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. They also include a cosy living room with satellite TV and kitchenette. This room is perfect for families.

Superior Triple Room

Superior Triple rooms are 24 sqm large. They feature one king size double bed and one single bed. Every room has a nice terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area.

Superior Double or Twin Room

Superior double or twin rooms are 24 sqm large. Every room offers a convenient terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area.


While there are no dedicated facilities for children, the hotel is a great option for families with both children and teenagers. The larger apartments are particularly suitable, with lots of room both indoors and outside so older children feel they have their own space, while younger children can be easily supervised.


While most apartments have kitchen facilities, the hotel does have its own restaurant, serving a range of Icelandic specialties as well as more traditional fare such as pasta, soups and salads. A lot of care goes into the cooking and all breads and pastries are baked fresh each morning in the kitchen.


Hotel Grimsborgir is an ideal base for which to explore the south of Iceland, with highlights such as the Golden Circle, Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfalls and the famous Geysir all within easy reach.

Activities during the winter months include glacier hikes, snowmobiling, caving, quad biking and - if you can brave the cold - even snorkeling. In the summer the colder weather activities are replaced by white water rafting and horse riding.

Location & Directions

Southern Iceland, Iceland

Hotel Grímsborgir is about 45 minutesfrom Reykjavik and a 90-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.

When to go

May, June and July are the driest months of the year, although rainfall is largely consistent throughout the year, falling as snow in the colder winter months. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. Areas with geothermal activity are often noticeably warmer than surrounding areas. Temperatures drop considerably as you go up into the mountains, particularly around the ice caps. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis.

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