About us

You will receive a warm welcome at Ljósafossskóli, as we emphasize personal service in a peaceful and very homely atmosphere.

You will find us very flexible regarding the needs of our guests and we are quite confident that, working together we will create a memorable stay for you with friendly and reliable co-operation, meeting all your needs.

Ljósafossskóli is a former boarding school that has been converted into a hostel with 18 rooms that accommodate up to 50 guests along with a separate house on the property for 5-7 guests.

We are located 20 km south of Thingvellir National park and 62 km from Reykjavík in a spectacular environment with lakes and mountain scenery.

Shops and services are located in the town of Selfoss 18 km away. As we are situated at the “Golden Circle” there are numerous beautiful

places in the vicinity, which are interesting and attract many, many visitors.

It is also an ideal place to see the splendid Northern Lights during winter time.

We really enjoyed our stay in this former school building. The location was very convenient for us as we did the golden circle on our first day in Iceland. Thanks for everything 🙂


Initially we stayed for three nights, but we were happy to be able to add two more nights on short notice. The bedrooms were comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. This place is also very good to view northern lights, because there is not so much light around. We recommend staying in this place.


Check-in and out are as easy as walk in a room. clean beds, with industrial scale bathrooms, kitchen and dinning hall. cannot believe it that the house even has an indoor basketball gym!!!


The hostel is centrally located inside the golden circle. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious.


Loved the surprise basketball court! Great way to unwind after a beautiful day traveling around Iceland.


Good, clean space. Good kitchen availability, and conveniently located for golden circle and national park visits.


Nice place! Quite! Secluded! Great view from our room window! It was nice to be able to use the kitchen. Kids could release their energy by playing in the gym. Location close to Selfoss(20min drive) and other local attractions.


We had a great stay here. The place was quiet and clean, staff was very nice and helpful! Would definitely stay here again.


We had a very nice stay , quiet and beautiful place


My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights while exploring the Golden circle and it was perfect. The room wise cosy and clean, Host was nice and helpful and we even played a bit of basketball in the sports hall


It’s a wonderful place, quite and very comfortable. Me and my boyfriend were travelling around Iceland and we passed Just One night here, But we found everything we needed and we passed a really good time


Check in was easy. Everything was as described and we enjoyed our stay. Thanks!


Contact Info

Address: Ljósafossskóli, Þingavallavegi, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppi, 801 Selfoss  –  Phone +354-699 2720  –   Email: info@ljosafossskoli.is