Welcome to Guesthouse Bitra

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About us

Guesthouse Bitra is a family-run guesthouse situated near Selfoss in south Iceland. Its location makes it a perfect stop when exploring southern Iceland as many of the areas major attractions are within a relatively short driving distance.

The building that houses Guesthouse Bitra has an interesting story. The original purpose of the house was to host a women’s prison, although it never came to fruition. The building was used as a juvenile for a long time, then later it served as a guesthouse, For a while, the premises were used as a prison but are now a lovely guesthouse.

The guesthouse has 17 rooms on two floors and some of them have spectacular views over Mount Hekla. There are two bathrooms shared among the guestrooms and free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Check-in time

From 16:00 – 22:00 – please call us if you need to check-in after 22:00

Check-out time

Before 11:00


Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 9:30

We have great reviews!

Very welcoming

Friendly and welcoming owners. Very helpful with local knowledge and close by eating places. Very good rooms with plenty of space plus areas to sit in the building. Off the maon road so no traffic noise.Great breakfast. Recommended 100%

Beautiful site

Very comfortable room, nice common area upstairs, very clean bathrooms and a delicious breakfast. The owner came to tell us about the northern lights sightings that evening after we went to bed. Of course, we got up and went outside! We were so close to the Icelandic horses which was awesome.

Welcoming and friendly

We were waiting to be picked up by a tour group and decided to go in, they opened their doors to us and gave us coffee while we waited. Beautiful interior and beautiful views, quiet and close to main roads!

So nice!

It was really good to stay there. The breakfast is top with handmade jam, lots of different teas, bread, jams, etc. The views are amazing and it is really clean! I would definitely come back but for a couple of days. The people there are also very kind and help you with your trip.


Guesthouse Bitra is located in South Iceland, only 14 km from Selfoss town (10-minute drive) and 65 km from Reykjavík capital area (45-minute drive). It is perfectly located if your plan is to travel around Iceland as there are an abundance of natural wonders to explore, small towns to visit and activities available in the nearby area. Some of the well-known natural attractions in close proximity are Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Þórsmörk and the Westman Islands.

Directions from Reykjavík / Selfoss

Follow Route 1 east from Reykjavík and drive for 35-40 minutes until you pass the town Selfoss. Continue to follow route 1 for 14 km and you will see a sign from Bitra Guesthouse on your left. The guesthouse is located 400 meters from route 1.

Lat : N 63°57°08 83276°
Long : W 20°43°44 48226°

Directions from Egilsstaðir / Höfn / Vík

When coming from the east, from Vík, follow Route 1 west towards Reykjavík until you have passed through both Hvolsvollur and Hella towns. After you have passed Hella town continue on road 1. You will see a sign from Guesthouse Bitra 1 km after you pass the road 30 on your right.

Lat : N 63°57°08 83276°
Long: W 20°43°44 48226°
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+354 480 0700


Bitruvegur, Sudurlandsvegur 1, 801 Selfoss

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Guesthouse Bitra


+354 480 0700

Bitruvegur, Suðurlandsvegur, 801 Selfoss