Hotel Grímsborgir is located 70 km east of Reykjavik in the heart of the Golden Circle, nestled on the bank of river Sogid surrounded by stunning landscape. Some of the highlights of Iceland’s nature, geography and history are within easy reach.

The hotel consists of 15 buildings with a 24 hour reception, restaurant, event and meeting facilities and accommodation for 240 guests in Superior rooms, Junior Suites, Suites, two bedroom apartments, and 200 m2 Deluxe Apartments. All rooms come with balcony or terrace and access to some of the 29 geothermal hot tubs on site, both private and shared.

Hotel Grímsborgir prides itself on its friendly, first class service providing guests with everything they need to make their stay in Iceland more enjoyable.

Environmental Policy
Booking Policy


Hotel Grimsborgir is located in South Iceland in Grímsnes, directly at the famous Golden Circle tourist route. It is a 45-minute drive from the capital Reykjavík and a 90-minute drive from the International Airport in Keflavík. The hotel is located in the countryside surrounded by stunning landscape at the river Sog which is Iceland’s largest freshwater river in terms of water volume. It is especially famous for fishing Arctic char, Atlantic salmon and brown trout.

Directions from Reykjavík to Hótel Grímsborgir

Take Road 1 heading east over the Hellisheiði pass and past Iceland’s flower village Hveragerði. Just before the town of Selfoss (which is marked “Árborg” on the map) you take a left onto Road 35 (Biskupstungnavegur) and drive along the mountain Ingólfsfjall. Take a left onto Road 36 (Þingvallavegur) heading towards the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. You will soon see Hótel Grímsborgir’s white houses on the left hand side. The reception and restaurant is the first building to the right.

Click on the map below to get detailed directions from Keflavik Airport to Hótel Grimsborgir from Google Maps.


Hótel Grímsborgir offers accommodation for up to 200 guests in 14 apartments, 67 superior hotel rooms, 6 Junior suites and 2 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 tours every morning from our hotel and transfers to/from the 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. We offer Northern Lights wake up call for our guests

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


Ólafur Laufdal and Kristín Ketilsdóttir

Ólafur Laufdal, buisness man graduated from the hotel and restaurant school of Iceland and has run and owned the biggest restaurants in Iceland for decades, along starting buisnesses, f.ex. radio stations, travel agencies and hotels.

The discotec Hollywood, Broadway and Hótel Ísland which Ólafur ran for many years were the most popular places in Iceland. On Broadway and Hótel Ísland they had fabulous dinner/show and dancing afterwards. Hollywood seated 800 people, Broadway seated 1500 people and Hótel Ísland seated 2300 people. Annual festivals, meetings and private parties for the biggest companies in Iceland took place on Broadway and Hótel Ísland.

Broadway and Hótel Ísland hosted many of the biggest and spectacular shows with both icelandic and foreign entertainers. Thousands of guests came from different countries to experience a night at the biggest nightclub in Europe – Broadway!

Among foreign musicians and artists that appeared on Broadway and Hótel Ísland were:

Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Gloria Gaynor, Ray Charles, Kris Kristofferson, Victor Borge, Tammy Wynette, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Buena Vista Social Club, Cleo Lane, John Dankworth, Glenn Miller Band, The Mamas and the Papas, Tommy Dorsey Band, André Grouch, Village People, Sister Sledge, Wolfman Jack, Roger Whittaker, Robert Wells, Meatloaf, The Platters, Boney M, Dr. Hook, Toto, The Byrds, Smokie, The Shadows, The Hollies, The Bootleg Beatles, Brian Poole, The Tremeloes, Dave Dosey, Mick and Tich, Mungo Jerry, The Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Troggs, Thomas Ledin, Kim Larsen, Johnny Logan, Vikingarna, Gunnar Larsen, Cab Calloway, Zach Callaghan, Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, John Travolta and Rod Steward.

Ólafur Laufdal was the owner of the Icelandic beauty pageant for 25 years. Many girls won awards in foreign beauty pageants during that time and three won the title Miss World.

Ólafur and Kristín founders of Grímsborgir turn their backs together yet again and step into all jobs here at Grímsborgir.

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