Top things to do in Selfoss

Top Choice Icelandic in Selfoss


Situated in Selfoss' first house (built for bridge workers in 1890), Tryggvaskáli has been lovingly renovated with antiques. Some tables in the intimate dining rooms have riverfront views and a romantic feel. The fi…
Top Choice International in Selfoss

Kaffi Krús

The ‘Coffee Jar’ is a popular cafe and restaurant in a charming, cosy old orange house along the main road. There’s great outdoor space and a large selection of Icelandic and international dishes, from salads and pa…
Microbrewery in Selfoss

Ölvisholt Brugghús

Solid range of microbrews from South Iceland, including the eye-catching Lava beer. Tours last 30 to 40 minutes (per person 3000kr) and include details about the history of the brewery, the brewing process, and a ch…
American in Selfoss

Surf & Turf

Sleek American-style joint with hardwood floors, stripped-back minimalist decor and designer-cool chipboard walls. It serves up various burgers (like blue cheese, Béarnaise, and 'Mexico' burgers), pulled-pork sandwi…
Cinema in Selfoss

Bíóhúsið Cinema

Many of the movies here are shown in English (with Icelandic subtitles). Find it next to the shops by the roundabout.
Cafe in Selfoss


This independent bookshop (with both new and secondhand books) serves coffee and cake.
Supermarket in Selfoss


Giant supermarket on the eastern edge of town.
Supermarket in Selfoss


Large grocery store on the main road.
Food Truck in Selfoss


For a good low-cost eating option try this little red food truck in a parking lot off the main street. It serves tasty chicken wraps and salads, with a choice of sauces (barbecue salsa, mango chilli and bacon sauce)…
Museum in Selfoss

Bobby Fischer Center

This little museum houses the memorabilia of chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is buried 2km northeast in Laugardælirkirkja's cemetery. It is also a hang-out for chess players. There are occasional chess classes and…