Selfoss is ideal destination for travelers since the beautiful town is close to many of Iceland's most attractive places. Selfoss is a part of Árborg, which has 7.000 residents, and a lot of events and activities. We have listed our favorite places around Selfoss and recommend visiting all of them. You can click on the buttons below to visit their websites. 


Selfoss has a lot of events every year including Summer in Selfoss, Kótelettan, Fornbílahelgin (vintage cars), 17. june, Vor í árborg and Family fishing day in Ölfusá. In most of the events there are concerts, fireworks, fairground rides, flea markets, children programs etc. Here you can see what is happening in Árborg all year around. 

Fákasel Horse theater

Experience Iceland's only horse park where you can mingle with locals, dine on fresh Icelandic food and get to know the unique breed of the Icelandic horse. Great fun, entertaining and educational place for families!

Icelandic wonders 

Meet the troll Grýla, mother of 13 Icelandic Christmas lads, elves, trolls and see the glory of the Northern lights. 


Flóahreppur is a peaceful municipality, situated between the two large salmon rivers Hvítá and Þjórsá. Most of the area is covered by a vast lava field, one of the largest on earth. It is very nice to drive around Flóahreppur and visit the following places:

Þingborg ullarvörur

Íslenski torfbærinn

Tré og list - Forsæti

Sveitabúðin Sóley





Horse rentals




The Icelandic Horse


Hike and bath in Reykjadalsá, Hveragerði

Coast walk in Stokkseyri / Eyrarbakki

Walk to the cave in Hellisskógur in Selfoss

Hike mountain Ingólfsfjall

Hand line fishing in Þorlákshöfn

Angling in Ölfusá and Voli

Tryggvaskáli restaurant

Tryggvaskáli is in the oldest house in Selfoss and many locals say it's the best restaurant in town.

Sundhöll Selfoss

Swimming is great fun for all family members. There are two outdoor pools, hot-tubs, cold-tubs, water slides, 2 indoor pools, sauna and steam bath. 

Surf & turf

Surf & Turf is a great restaurant serving hamburgers, pizza, seafood and steaks at a reasonable price. It is the closest restaurant to Gesthús, only 5 minutes walk. 


Bobby Fischer setrið, Selfossi       

Veiðisafnið, Stokkseyri                 

Byggðasafn árnesinga, Eyrarbakki



Icelandic design - handcraft

Kastalinn, icelandic design store            

Þingborg ullarvinnsla, wool center        

Handverksskúrinn, handcraft