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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“ KAFFI KRÚS CAFE Restaurant, bistro, café and pizzaria. Kaffi Krús is an elegant but casual two floor restaurant in a old and charming house, located in the heart of Selfoss on route one. Kaffi Krús is known for the fresh fish of the day, great selection of cakes, thin crust pizza and much more. During the summer, tables are brought out to a cozy terrace sheltered from the wind where one can enjoy a meal, glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Food is served from 11:30 am until 10 pm every day”
  • 30 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Tryggvaskáli is a beautiful a'la carte restaurant that emphasizes on high quality cooking with a focus on raw materials from the province. With respect for the work of farmers, chefs prepare a really high quality food, Icelandic and foreign cooking methods mix together pleasantly. Tryggvaskáli is the oldest and most beautiful house in Selfoss, built in 1890. Experience good food in a unique house with a beautiful view of Ölfusá river. Winter opening - open every day from 17:30 to 22:00. Open from noon for groups.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Water Park
“The local swimming pool. Very nice. Hot tubs. Cold tubs. Inside and outside swimming pool. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A supermarket to buy all your essentials. It's open later than the others (till 9PM) and located conveniently close to a fuel station, pharmacy and a fast food joint (KFC)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A review from Trip Advisor: We loved this restaurant in Selfoss! We stopped in for breakfast two mornings in a row. They have delicious (and cheap!) sandwiches, and even made me a special vegetarian sandwich. The coffee, baked goods and homemade breads were also delicious. The staff really made the experience for us. It's a family owned bakery, and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. They told us all about traditional Icelandic baked goods, and answered all of our questions. I'd highly recommend this spot for a meal in Selfoss! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“This centre houses memorabilia of the 11th World Chess Champion BOBBY FISCHER and the Selfoss Chess Club. The American Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Champion when he defeated the Soviet grandmaster and reigning World Champion Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in the summer of 1972. The match is generally referred to as the Match of the Century. It took place at the height of the Cold War, mirroring the tense relations between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Since 1948 Soviet chess players had held the World Championship title - uninterrupted for 25 years. On display at the Bobby Fischer centre in Selfoss are among other things Spassky´s and Fischer´s scoresheets, a printout from the radiation measurements demanded by Spassky´s delegation after the 17th game and a replica of the chess board used during the match, which was staged in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík. In addition there are many curious items related to Bobby Fischer's stay in Iceland during his last years (2005-2008), for example his chair from the antiquarian bookshop Bókin in Reykjavík. He died on 17th January 2008 at the age of 64. Bobby Fischer´s final resting place is at Laugardælir cemetery, a few hundred metres away from the Bobby Fischer centre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Liquor store, the only place apart from Duty-Free to buy anything stronger than 2,25% alcohol (outside of restaurants and bars, of course).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Kaffi Selfoss is family owned, offering drinks, as well as hamburgers, etc. Often live music and also a big screen showing football games :) Located in the same house as Hotel Selfoss, just by the bridge, can´t be missed ! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Icelanders are crazy about their ice cream! Whether it is +10 or -10 degrees outside we are always in the mood for the stuff. This ice cream shop sells great ice cream. You can choose from Sveita ice cream which is full fat or the more refreshing, low fat Huppu ice cream. They also make mean bragdarefir, ice cream mixed with fruits and/or candy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“It is a small place, for take away, very popular and has been in business with the same owner for years and years. Try the traditional hot dog, like we Icelanders enjoy it, or hamburgers, sandwich, etc. Fast service and you do not even have to leave the car :) Located by the bridge, can´t miss it ! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Riverside Spa is the perfect place to relax your body, enhance your vitality and improve our look. Guest receive bathrobes and towels at the spa entrance. The spa contains a warm and pleasant environment where references to Icelandic nature is evident. Fire, ice, water, steam and the northern lights are tastefully incorporated into the design. The spa offers traditional Icelandic steam bath and sauna, relaxation showers, seating area and a bar with light meals and drinks. It includes a large and charming hot tub designed with the brightened sky in mind, filled with the northern lights and a relaxations room with comfortable chairs and candle lights. Riverside Spa provides a top of the line beauty parlour and massage services with a variety treatments and massage.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Book Store
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This restaurant is family owned, small and cosy, offering good, Asian food for good value. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Popular Sports Bar that has a fantastic lunch special for only 1,590 kr per person, featuring Icelandic lamb and other delicacies on Fridays!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Like Bónus, Krónan is a budget store and is usually considered among the cheapest. Budget brand: First Price and Gestus”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
“ KAFFI KRÚS CAFE Restaurant, bistro, café and pizzaria. Kaffi Krús is an elegant but casual two floor restaurant in a old and charming house, located in the heart of Selfoss on route one. Kaffi Krús is known for the fresh fish of the day, great selection of cakes, thin crust pizza and much more. During the summer, tables are brought out to a cozy terrace sheltered from the wind where one can enjoy a meal, glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Food is served from 11:30 am until 10 pm every day”
  • 30 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Tryggvaskáli is a beautiful a'la carte restaurant that emphasizes on high quality cooking with a focus on raw materials from the province. With respect for the work of farmers, chefs prepare a really high quality food, Icelandic and foreign cooking methods mix together pleasantly. Tryggvaskáli is the oldest and most beautiful house in Selfoss, built in 1890. Experience good food in a unique house with a beautiful view of Ölfusá river. Winter opening - open every day from 17:30 to 22:00. Open from noon for groups.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cafe
“Kaffi Selfoss is family owned, offering drinks, as well as hamburgers, etc. Often live music and also a big screen showing football games :) Located in the same house as Hotel Selfoss, just by the bridge, can´t be missed ! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Hot Dog Joint
“It is a small place, for take away, very popular and has been in business with the same owner for years and years. Try the traditional hot dog, like we Icelanders enjoy it, or hamburgers, sandwich, etc. Fast service and you do not even have to leave the car :) Located by the bridge, can´t miss it ! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“In SELFOSS: The menu consists of a variety of dishes such as appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, children’s menu, fresh seafood, confit, chicken and BBQ ribs. Our specialty is horse steak and in which we use specially selected fillets. We also offer desserts and coffee drinks. We have a small ice cream bar serving Italian gelato and in the summer, we open a terrace overlooking the garden in a warm and beautiful environment.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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