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The Hotel

Hotel Grimsborgir was built in 2009, consisting of six houses with a total of ten apartments and the main building with the reception and Grimsborgir Restaurant. In 2013 and 2014 a new buildings with 28 beautiful and spacious superior double rooms was added to the hotel.
Due to its ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, Hotel Grimsborgir is a popular and sought after place to stay for tourists all over the world.
Hotel Grimsborgir prides itself on its friendly, first class service, and always provides guests with everything they need to make their stay in Iceland more enjoyable.

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Why Hotel Grímsborgir

Hótel Grímsborgir offers luxury accommodation for up to 200 guests in 14 apartments, 44 superior hotel rooms and 6 Junior suites.

Hótel Grímsborgir is located in Grímsnes in South Iceland, next to the beautiful river Sog, Iceland‘s largest freshwater river. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, peace and tranquility, Hótel Grímsborgir is only a 45-minute drive from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, and a 90-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport. Situated at the famous Golden Circle Route, Hótel Grímsborgir is very close to some of South Iceland‘s most stunning sites: the waterfall Gullfoss, the hot water fountain Geysir and the historic site of Thingvellir National Park.

Only 27.8 km / 23 minutes away from our hotel.

Click on teh map to get a detailed route on Google maps.

The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist sightseeing route in Iceland. Hótel Grímsborgir is situated directly at that route and it is therefore a perfect base to explore all the famous sights along the route.

Wide variety of activities available in the area upon request. 

We offer Sight Seeing trips every morning from our hotel.

Hótel Grímsborgir has a brand new and very nice restaurant with a broad a la carte menu with both Icelandic and international dishes. The restaurant seats 200 guests and in the summer it is possible to sit on the beautiful terrace.

Our hotel is situated far away from light pollution and is therefore the perfect place to experience the spectacular Northern Lights! This nature phenomenon, also called Aurora Borealis, only occurs during the winter months along the Arctic Circle. The unique colored lights appear at the night sky when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth’s atmosphere.

The owners of Hotel Grimsborgir are Ólafur Laufdal and Kristín Ketilsdóttir who are highly experienced in the hospitality industry. Together with the hotel staff they provide excellent service and make sure that every hotel guest is satisfied at all times and experiences an extraordinary stay at Hotel Grimsborgir. Ólafur and Kristín have great knowledge about the surrounding area and are happy to assist their guests with planning interesting activities such as sightseeing day trips or horse back riding, golf, swimming, fishing or hiking.

Don’t hesitate to come to the reception and ask Ólafur and Kristín about sights and activities or simply chat with them about Icelandic country life – they will love to share their stories with you!

The hospital in Selfoss offer health care service with 62 sickbeds. 

The hospital also offers specialized services in internal medicine and surgery, obstetrics- and gynecology, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, geriatrics, ambulant services for cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, laboratory research, radiology, rehabilitation and teaching of interns.

The hotel is proud to offer you a highly professional massage: General massage, Acupuncture Sophisticated treatments and Relaxation. Great facilities.

Kidjaberg Golf Course

Kidjaberg golf course is located in the southern part of Iceland about 20 min. drive from Hotel Grimsborgir. The course is set in a very picturesque landscape between the river Hvitá and lake Hestvatn . The fairways are placed by the river Hvitá and the course is renowned for its beautiful and interesting surroundings.

Selfoss Golf Course

The Selfoss Golf Course is a 9-hole course located by the riverside of Ölfusá in the South of Iceland approximately15 minutes drive from Hotel Grimsborgir. Surroundings are beautiful with a mountain view to the north and east. The landscape varies between holes with challenges found in bunkers, ponds, ditches and the river. Accuracy is required more than power and distance.

Öndverðarnes Golf Course

We are very close to the UNESCO listed Thingvellir National Park

Owners with decades of experience.

What our Guests say about us – Quotes from TripAdvisor

From minute 1 they made us feel welcome and personally showed us to our rooms. Over a delicious dinner the staff greeted us and were happy to answer any questions we had about activities and the local area.

Laura J

The experience is definitely unique and charming. Their service is of top quality in every aspect and it always comes with a genuine smile. The rooms are very nice, clean and modern. They are more like condos than hotel rooms with plenty of hot tubs for everyone.

Shant K


History of our Municipality

Lögberg – Law Rock

A painting of the annual
gathering at Althing from
1870 (as the painter
imagined it could have been)

Lake Úlfljótsvatn near Hótel Grímsborgir

The municipality that Hótel Gímsborgir belongs to is called “Grímsnes”. That name is a combination of the name “Grímur” and the word “nes” which means “peninsula”.

Grímur Geitskör (Grímur Goatshoe or Goatbeard) was responsible for establishing the Icelandic parliament Althing in what is now called the Assembly Plains or Þingvellir. In around 927-930 he made tour of Iceland and searched for the most appropriate place for the parliament. The place he chose was Bláskógar (the former name of Þingvellir). Bláskógur means “blue forest”. The location with its elevated cliff (part of the Atlantic ridge) and beautiful lake was chosen not only for its position with respect to important settlements, but also because its owner had been found guilty of murder and had his land declared public. Grímur was the foster or half brother of Úlfljótr, who was Iceland’s first lawspeaker. He studied law in Norway and came back to Iceland to bring his gained knowledge about lawspeaking to the Althing. The first Icelandic law was named after him, the Úlfljót’s Law. Near Hótel Grímsborgir there is a lake called Úlfljótsvatn which is also named after him.