Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Selfoss

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  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, NJ5,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After being at Yellowstone National Park, I found this area underwhelming. There is a walk to different geothermal points like the original geyser and the new geyser which gushes every 10 minutes. There is a large visitor center with a big Iceland wear store, cafeteria and restaurant. Be sure you check prices. We got a bowl of mushroom soup which was very tasty but we were surprised to learn that it was $20. Fish and chips were $42 and not a big portion.
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, NJ5,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This crater is found on the way from the Golden Circle to Selfoss. I think we had to pay $4 or $5 a person and you can walk about 30 feet to a viewpoint or walk around the top. The water in the crater was a green blue color. It was an easy stop for those who can’t walk far as the viewpoint is very close to the parking lot. Short stop but not a must see
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • Johnnie S
    Leicester34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little display with loads of interactive things to do. Had great fun using the exhibits to show how electricity is generated to my 6yo. Spent a happy hour here and can totally recommend. Plus, gratis coffee was a nice extra. The link to the website is broken ATM, but it's still open.
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Alanadjuster
    Birmingham, UK58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely modern cathedral with a beautiful image of Christ behind the altar.
    In a lovely location on the Golden Circle. The museum in the crypt was also interesting.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Contrary to famous Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, public pools like Sundholl are budget friendly, giving you similar treatment (in some aspects even more), if you don't mind ordinary tile pools surroundings instead of fancy lava stone around you.
    During our Iceland holiday we've visited both, Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, as well Laugardalslaug in Reykjavik and Sundholl public pool here in Selfoss, so I can tell and will point out the differences.
    The first most obvious difference is the entry fee:
    - Blue Lagoon 80-100 $ pp depending on the time you visit, for the basic experience including entry fee, one drink and one face mask,
    - Sky Lagoon 50-60 $ for a basic entry - no drinks included nor rituals,
    - Laugardalslaug in Reykjavik and Sundholl in Selfoss 9$ (up to 15y and over 66 free, 16-17y 2$).

    The second obvious difference is in Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon you'll see around 95% tourists, while in public pools that percentage goes for locals.

    In all pools it is mandatory to take a wash and shower all naked (without your swimming suit). There're separate men and women areas and you rejoin your party after that in the pools.

    Speaking of Sundholl it's located in downtown Selfoss, a small southern town with almost nothing to do, so we didn't hesitate coming here.
    The complex consists of one smaller indoor and several outdoor pools.

    I suggest first going to a big swimming pool with lanes and temp around 28-29'C.
    For me this was very important as I could properly swim in hot water. Remember, in Lagoons you cannot swim, and it gets boring when you only sit and stare in hot water.
    Beside this pool, there's another shallow pool for kids with slides.
    There are several big hot tubs with temp ranging from 38 to 42'C and a cold dip of very few degrees (highly recommended).
    Besides all these, there's a very fair size steam room and sauna.

    I cannot attach any photos as it is forbidden to take your cell phone or camera into the pool area (you must leave them in the lockers), contrary to the Lagoons where everybody's taking pics.

    To conclude - Iceland public baths are a much better option if you don't mind the ordinary, people's scenery around you.
    This one in Selfoss is the best option to relax after all day out and before going out for dinner.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Benet T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend the restaurant Krisp! Cosy space and outstanding fresh food! We arrived very late in the evening and were made welcome although we think we inadvertently kept them from closing on time.
    Written 26 October 2023
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  • Jeffrey B
    Lake Oswego, OR16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Undaunted (well, maybe a little bit daunted) by the website stating they're currently closed other than to groups of 15+, I emailed the brewery and was told I could drop by and knock on the door and we could do a tasting if anyone was available. This ended up being a highlight of the trip as there was no one there between me and my companion, and we tasted all the beers in which we were interested, got a tour of the brew room, and even tasted a new beer right from the fermentation tank. They loaded us up with swag and more beer than we could actually carry, which we ended up sharing that evening with our nearby B&B owners. I can't say you'll have the same experience we did, but the people are friendly and there's a wide range of quality beers (even for a US beer snob). A bit out of the way, but definitely worth a visit if you're in the Selfoss area.
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • Resort677399
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing experience this was!!! They were able to accommodate a last minute booking for us and we were so happy they did despite the drizzly, cold weather. They equipped us with warm, waterproof jacket and pants and we enjoyed every minute of our hour long ride. The owner and our guide both taught us a great deal about Icelandic horses including their 5 gaits, and we even got to experience how smooth their unique tölt gait is during our ride. Our guide Hannah was so fun and helpful, and took photos of us at the beginning of our ride and at scenic points which we really appreciated. At the end of our trip the owner awaited us with coffee and cake to help warm us up. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, informative, and professional, the views were stunning, and we had a truly great experience. I hope to come back someday! Thank you!
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • gail f
    Bethesda, MD2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pall takes a personal intimate each of his clients, knows Iceland really well and delights in offering the best vantage points if you are interested in using his suggestions. Because he is so steeped in the marvels of the country, he is able change course as needed/ helps avoid unexpected weather changes.
    When we return we’d be certain to call on Pall again!
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • Nat W
    Singapore, Singapore127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    West Iceland was voted one of Lonely Planet’s best destinations. The Grabrok volcano crater with lunar like lava marks is a spectacular sight. One has to be fit to scale the 1.5 km hike up with most gradients at 45 degrees. Fortunately, the stair pathway was very well constructed. Thank God, we made it!👏
    Written 7 September 2019
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