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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
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4.8/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
A lovely cozy vacation for our family

"This cabin is everything you need to enjoy the beauty of Iceland. My family and I had such a relaxing time. It was one of our best vacations ever. The cabin is comfortable, cozy and in the perfect location! The hot tub is a dream after a day of sightseeing. Everything was, well, perfect."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
Bakki Hostel and Apartments
3 out of 5
Eyrargata 51-53, Eyrarbakki
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4.6/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)

"Excellent service. Clean. Welcoming. Comfortable. Could have better shades (blinds) in the window for the eternal sun during the night. Nonetheless, we were so tired: it was a perfect first night in Iceland. (The fire alarm went off in the night, they are all connected with the other rooms... And ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Bakki Hostel and Apartments
Guesthouse Nonni
2 out of 5
Arnarsandur 3, Rangárþing ytra, South Iceland
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4.7/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)
Comfortable night in Iceland

"Host is very friendly, We felt so comfortable staying there for 1 night, the shower is super great than many other hotel, the breakfast are yummy too!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2018

Guesthouse Nonni
Luxury, Modern, Hottub With Fantastic River / Mountain View on the Golden Circle
4.9/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Great location, great place, would highly recommend

"We loved the VRBO. From finding it, easy check in, the modern amenities, all the working appliances , all the kitchen items we needed to cook and grill , comfy beds, beautiful view, northern lights from rooftop deck to mountain views in hot tub! Communication great while planning trip we never once ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Luxury, Modern, Hottub With Fantastic River / Mountain View on the Golden Circle
17 Person Cabin Lodge - Golden Circle Iceland - The Millhouse Selfoss/hella
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
ideal getaway

"The house fit our family of 13 perfectly. Jakob was quickly helpful with a small repair and informed our family of the history in the area. It was a relaxed place to unwind, enjoy and feel at home. I would recommend it to those traveling the Golden Circle."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

17 Person Cabin Lodge - Golden Circle Iceland - The Millhouse Selfoss/hella
Guesthouse Heba
2.5 out of 5
Iragerdi 12, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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$141
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.8/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)

"Nothing short of a perfect stay. Heba and Kristian are the ultimate hosts. The house in beautiful, location and view are fantastic. A perfect place to unwind. Cant say enough great things!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Guesthouse Heba
Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
840 Laugarvatn, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
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4.4/5Wonderful! (157 reviews)

"Two great nights at Heradsskolinn. Great location near hot pools and excellent restaurant within walking distance. Room and amenities were good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse
Vatnsholt - Guest House
3 out of 5
Vatnsholti 2, Villingaholt, Selfoss
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$64
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Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Very Good! (290 reviews)

"We were staying 4 nights in part of a guest house approximately 3 miles from the main house in the family room. We loved everything about it. We were in the middle of nature with miles wide views all around. Shetland ponies grazing around. Fresh towels and beds made every day. Beds were so comfy ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2019

Vatnsholt - Guest House
Solheimar Eco-Village Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Sólheimar sjálfbært samfélag, Selfoss
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4.1/5Very Good! (31 reviews)

"nice place to stay. Quiet and comfortable. Decent breakfast basket"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Solheimar Eco-Village Guesthouse
Litli Geysir
3 out of 5
Geysir, Bláskógabyggd, South Iceland
$127
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.4/5Wonderful! (461 reviews)

"Very clean comfy room etc. Friendly helpful staff. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Litli Geysir
Arctic Nature Hotel
3 out of 5
Eyrarvegi 26, Selfoss
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$67
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (117 reviews)

"Stayed one night while driving the ring road. Warm, spacious, comfortable beds. My room had a table, couch, tv, and place to cook simple meals. Great value, close to restaurants, a Riverside walk, grocery store etc."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Arctic Nature Hotel
Hotel Örk
4 out of 5
Breidumork 1C, Hveragerdi
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$95
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.4/5Excellent! (264 reviews)

"In general, it’s a quiet stay. They have an outdoor pool with slide and hot tubs. Breakfast was nice. Staff very welcoming and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Hotel Örk
Guesthouse Garun, Skolavellir
3 out of 5
Skolavellir 7, Selfoss
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4.6/5Exceptional! (151 reviews)

"We were here in October 2017. Hotel was nice, had a shared kitchen that we didn't use. Can walk to a few restaurants nearby. There was a hot tub that was shared as well. We only stayed one night so we didn't try it out. It was a little difficult to find the place, and once we did we weren't sure ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Guesthouse Garun, Skolavellir
Hotel Eldhestar
3 out of 5
Vellir, Sveitarfélagid Ölfus, Southern Region
$68
per night
Nov 4 - Nov 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (181 reviews)

"This horse ranch is a convenient and reasonably priced stopover for travelers as well, particularly if you hike to the nearby thermal river. Nice and very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Hotel Eldhestar
Guesthouse Bjarney
3 out of 5
Kjarrmoi 1, Selfoss
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$85
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.3/5Excellent! (83 reviews)

"Loved our stay at guesthouse Bjarney. Awesome hosts, super nice. Out of all the hotels we stayed in (4 total), this was our favorite in Iceland. Super clean, free parking, spacious room, great hosts. Please do note that the hosts live in the guesthouse as well, we thought that would be awkward at ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Golden Circle

When you take a Golden Circle trip out of town, it is easy to choose a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You know that your rooms will have all the essentials. But sometimes choosing to stay in a more unique location can enhance your holiday. Staying in a Golden Circle historic hotel allows you to still have a well-appointed room that is also bursting with character. Additionally, it offers you the chance to surround yourself in Golden Circle's past.

If These Walls Could Talk

A stay in one of these Golden Circle historic accommodations can give you a feel for a historic era right from the start. From classical architecture to some of the oldest hotels in Golden Circle infused with a colorful history, these surroundings will make you may begin to wonder if you have stepped into a historical novel. Luckily, you won't have to live totally in the past. Although these accommodations may be older, they have many up-to-date conveniences to help you take it easy during your stay. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfy bed and just about everything you might want for a marvelous getaway.

Once you have spent time appreciating the hotel's grounds, you can visit the museums and famous landmarks to appreciate more of the region's culture. Of course, all this hopping through history will stimulate your appetite. Feel free to go through Expedia's guest reviews for tips from fellow travelers to help make your Golden Circle visit great. You can also ask your hotels' front desk staff to point to where a few of their favorite spots to enjoy a cocktail or breakfast in Golden Circle are.

Book a Golden Circle Historic Hotel Today!

Golden Circle has 344 vintage hotels that exude the look and feel of another era. Some of these lodgings are where famous artists may have stayed. You are sure to land a room that has all the amenities as well as the characteristics you desire. Make sure to book your vintage hotel soon, or you may miss out on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

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