Accommodation near Selfoss

accommodation near Selfoss, Bakki Hostel & Apartments is located in EyrarbakkiLooking for accommodation near Selfoss? Bakki Hostel & Apartments is just 10 minutes from Selfoss and Highway 1, the Ring Road

Highway 1, the ring road that goes all the way around Iceland, is the most traveled road in Iceland. Selfoss is the first major stop east of Reykjavík, and many people look for accommodation near Selfoss. If you are headed from Reykjavík to Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Vík, or beyond, you will pass through Selfoss on your way. With a small detour, you can step off the beaten path and into a charming, authentically Icelandic village steeped in history. We are just 10 minutes away.

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Just far enough off the beaten path

Selfoss has all the services you need: grocery stores, bank, and more. But just a short drive away from Selfoss, you can find yourself in Eyrarbakki. Though not far from everything you need, you have the feeling of being in the countryside. No traffic. People riding horses down the middle of the main street. Chickens wandering and roosters crowing. The salty sea air. The sound of the waves.

Eyrarbakki’s population is about 520 people, which is actually fewer inhabitants than in 1890. Eyrarbakki has a long and rich history, and many of the buildings in Eyrarbakki date from the early 1900s. In fact, Eyrarbakki was the second choice to become the capital of Iceland, behind Reykjavík. Though Selfoss didn’t become a town until later than Eyrarbakki (in 1900 there were only 40 inhabitants), the population boomed after the first suspension bridge was built across the Ölfusá. Selfoss is now the seat of government for the city of Árborg, which includes Selfoss, Eyrarbakki, and the nearby village of Stokkseyri.

If you’re passing through and looking for accommodation near Selfoss, take a further look.

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