Overview of Fossatún Guesthouse

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
23 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationUllarselid -The Wool Hut10 min drive
Popular LocationAgricultural Museum of Iceland10 min drive
Popular LocationDeildartunguhver Hot Springs11 min drive

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  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom, Partial Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Panoramic Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Valley View

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Borgarnes, Fossatún Guesthouse is in a rural location and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Deildartunguhver Hot Springs and Skallagrimsgardur, while Ullarselid -The Wool Hut and Agricultural Museum of Iceland are cultural highlights. Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring and Husafell Swimming Pool are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ullarselid -The Wool Hut - 10 min drive
  • Agricultural Museum of Iceland - 10 min drive
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • Borgarfjördur Museum - 18 min drive
  • Hredavatn - 38 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare on selected days. Reservations required.

About this property

Fossatún Guesthouse

Lakefront guesthouse with 3 spa tubs and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this guesthouse has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities are on-site. All 4 rooms have 4 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. Guests will find kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and dishwashers. Bathrooms are shared.
Fossatún Guesthouse offers 4 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Accommodation at this 3-star guesthouse has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and dishwashers.
Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Borgarnes guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: ISK 1400.00 for adults and ISK 700 for children
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar

Things to do

3 hot tubs
Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Laundry facilities


Gift shop/newsstand
No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
Fireplace in reception
Shared microwave
Shared fridge

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


2 bathrooms
Toilet paper

Food and drink




Check-in between 3 PM and 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Cots (infant beds) are available for ISK 1200.0 per day

Payment types at the property

JCB International
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ISK 1400.00 for adults and ISK 700 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: ISK 1200.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Frequently asked questions

Is this guest house pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Fossatún Guesthouse?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 7 PM.
What time is check-out at Fossatún Guesthouse?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Fossatún Guesthouse located?
Situated on a lake, this guesthouse is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ullarselid -The Wool Hut, Agricultural Museum of Iceland and Deildartunguhver Hot Springs. Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring is 8.7 mi (14 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Everything was so great, but what we appreciate the most: - the opportunity of having the breakfast althought we were the only ones for it. - that we got the room in another part from the other guests, if it was possible. It made the stay more private.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good cottage for family of 4.

The 2 bed rooms cottage Valley View is like what I expect. From here we can go to Hruanfossar with 30 min (35 km).

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

one of the nicest piece of property in Iceland

beautiful setting- on river falls-nice to hike around. All types of accommodations little motel type rooms- huts with bring your bag and very nice guest cabin with great kitchen that we stayed in- suggest you do your own cooking..dinner was pricey and very bad- like thin dried fish breaded like a disguise- -not a chef in the house! Cold fish and I mean forgot to nuke well fish and chips.Breakfast- book or not was good-usual buffet. Again suggest to take advantage of fine kitchen if you have the guest cabin. Shop for food supplies in Borgarnes.The place was nice -we expected a really nice dinner, Dining room was cute- music records theme in glassed deck view of Falls.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Troll walk.

View from cabin was beautiful. Troll walk was fun to do.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in May 2019