Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
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Tucked away in Iceland’s lush countryside, this rural hideaway is ideal for those looking for some time away from the crowds. Housed in a renovated cowshed, the hotel has only eight rooms and a rather cosy atmosphere.
Things are pretty solitary at Hótel Selið: located at the end of a long, gravel road the nearest village and shops are 15-minute drive away. In fact, Keldur Farm, which also happens to be the oldest house in the whole of Iceland, is the nearest neighbour and is still a 30-minute walk away.
If you’re hoping to see those elusive Northern Lights, you’re well-placed. The charming owner, Raven, has a very good idea of when they tend to appear and will keep an eye out for you.
The food here is delicious, homemade and delightfully simple. Breakfast is served each morning and is included in most room rates (see detail below). There is also a simple dinner menu served each evening, with a small choice of home-cooked options and a special dish of the day. A 3-course dinner can be arranged for larger groups and packed lunches can also be purchased from the hotel.
The eight rooms here are well decorated, with modern furnishings and comfortable beds. Some also feature beguiling views out across the surrounding landscape with some bathrooms boasting even better views still.
The nearby Mt Hekla volcano makes for some rather eye-catching walks and hikes, or hop in the car and poke around the small village of Hella, 20 minutes away. If you fancy a trip furth afield, the jaw-dropping Thórsmörk National Park and Skógafoss Waterfalls are around 1-2-hours away.
Of course, all that exploring calls for some serious pampering time; head to the outdoor hot tub for that much needed TLC. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see those awe-inspiring Northern Lights.
How to get there
Given its countryside location, you will need a car to get to Hótel Selio
Reykjavík International Airport is a 1 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (112km)