Welcome to
Hótel Hjarðarból

Ölfus, Iceland
30 Rooms
Breakfast available

Experience the real Icelandic hospitality at a family-run hotel in South of Iceland

The perfect home away from home with a top location, between Hveragerði and Selfoss, in South Iceland. Ideal accommodation for those who want to explore the South of Iceland, as most of the major attractions are within a relatively short driving distance.

Hotel Hjarðarból is owned and operated by Helga and her family. If you like the countryside but you don’t want to be too far from Reykjavík then Hotel Hjarðarból is the place for you. We dedicate ourselves to making your stay in Iceland as good as possible.

Set in reconstructed farm buildings surrounded by woodland, this laid-back family-run accommodation is about 46 km from Reykjavik in an amazing area where you will find the hot springs and waterfalls of Hveragerði’s Geothermal Park and various activities such as horseback riding and hiking nearby.

Hotel Hjarðaból features 30 comfortable, down-to-earth and homely rooms with rustic furnishings that vary in size and set up. We offer double, triple, quadruple, and special family rooms with private or shared bathrooms suited for all types of travel.

In addition, you will be able to enjoy free parking and access to the terrace and garden with BBQs and picnic tables, the cozy TV lounge, and our amazing outdoor hot tubs. There is nothing better than to relax in warm water under the midnight sun or the northern lights after a long & adventureful day.


Room types

We offer rooms for 1-8 persons with private or shared bathroom

Private entrance

Most rooms have private entrance

Hot tubs

All guests have free access to our outdoor hot tubs

Free WiFi

We offer free wifi to all our guests


Breakfast is available

Free Parking

All guests park for free

All amenities

In your private bathroom:

  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

In your shared bathroom:

  • Free toiletries
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet paper

Room facilities: ​

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Hot tub
  • Linen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Heating
  • Cleaning products
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dining table
  • Seating Area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Patio
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Single-room air conditioning for guest accommodation
Checkin & Checkout

Check-in time is any time after 15:00 PM.  Please note that our reception is open until 22:00. Late check-in is only possible upon prior confirmation by the property.

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. If you require a later check-out, please contact us before 10:00 AM on the day of departure.


Cancellation Policy

Standard rate: If cancelled up to 7 days before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the full amount of the reservation will be charged.

Non-refundable rate: If cancelled, modified or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.


Very nice place!
Was here twice. Once with friends and it was cool relax and chill. And once with my wife, it was romantic and cozy relax.
Breakfast is very cool and tasty.
Staff is very kind and polite. Hot tubes are 🔥cool. Totally recommending!

Kirill Bondarenko

Location & Nearby Attractions

Hotel Hjarðarból is the perfect accommodation for travelers who want to explore the South of Iceland. Its location between Selfoss and Hveragerði gives you a great opportunity to stay in a relaxing atmosphere and be surrounded by stunning nature while still being close to Reykjavík which is about 52 km away.

It is the ideal accommodation to stay at for couple of nights while exploreing the south of Iceland as most of the major attractions are within a relatively short driving distance.

We have listed here below some of our favorite nearby activites. Do not hesitate to contact us for furhter information. We are glad to help you to plan your days when staying with us.



There are plenty of restaurants in nearby towns, Hveragerði and Selfoss, so there should be something to suit everyone´s needs. Our favorites ones are:

  • Ingólfsskáli Viking Restaurant
  • Ölverk Pizza & Brevery
  • Skyrgerðin Restaurant
  • Tryggvaskáli
  • Kaffi Krús
Horseback riding

Want to go horseback riding?

Only 1.5 km away you will find a great horse rental where you can meet the Icelandic horse and takes a ride in amazing areas.


The area around us is an amazing playground for all hikers.

Nearby you have the Hveragerdi hot spring river trail which leads from the town of Hveragerdi to a geothermal river where you can bathe in warm water while admiring the astonishing Icelandic landscape.

We are also just about a 40 min drive from the start of the trail to the Geldingadals eruption. It is an experience no one should miss.

Swimming pools

There is nothing better on a nice summerday or cold winterday than relaxing in one of our swimmingpools

In addition to our great hot-tubs you will find wonderful outdoor swimming pools filled with warm water nearby.

  • Sundlaugin Laugaskarði – about 8 km away
  • Sundhöll Selfossar – about 6.5 km away
  • Sundlaug Þorlákshafnar – about 27.3 km away



You can find couple of great Golf courses nearby.

The Hveragerdi Golf Course is a nice 9 hole course that is renowned for its beautiful surroundings and very unusual hazards as there are open hot springs as hazards on the course.

The Selfoss Golf Course located by a riverside. The 9 hole course has an amazing 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.