South Central

Guest house

South Central Guesthouse

Traveling alone or in a group of twenty?

The Guesthouse is nothing short of being magical, or at least we think so.  The story behind the Guesthouse is intertwined with your hoast’s family history in a special way. Back in the 80′ a farmer’s widow named Ingibjörg Jóhannsdóttir was tired of the farm life and decided to do something very different. So Ingibjörg sold her farm but kept some of the surrounding lands for her self. Ingibjörg then decided to start her own privately run retirement home, for the folks that had grown up and spent their life farming the lands around here. People thought she was crazy, and perhaps she was a bit – but in the best of ways. Because in her late sixties Ingibjörg built the retirement home and ran it by herself for many years. Ingibjörg received praise, admiration, and thanks for her work. Everybody from the occupants, people in the surrounding towns to the president of Iceland took notice of Ingibjörg’s contributions to the society. She even received Order of the Falcon from the president, the highest praise an Icelandic person can get. 

Ingibjörg’s daughter gradually took over the home when the Ingibjörg herself got too old to run it her self. Her daughter (Hildur) ran the home for many years even after the old woman passed away. The home continued to get praise from everybody who came there because even though it was an institution it always felt just like home.

In 2016 the retirement home closed down, too many government regulation changes had made it so that to keep running it as a retirement home, meant that it would almost have to be re-built and turned in to a hospital and neither Ingibjörg nor her daughter felt like this house should ever be anything but temporary home to those who need it.

In 2017 the old lady’s grandson took over the property and decided to turn it into a home once again, but this time for travelers.  And that is just what you will get when you stay with us in the Guesthouse – a feeling of an Icelandic country home.



SouthCentral is privately owned and family-run.

The owners have run SC for many years now. Starting with a small apartment in Selfoss (the Furugrund Apartment)

Then taking over the Brautarholt campsite while remodeling and opening the South Central Apartments in 2012. 

The Guesthouse is the latest addition    

The property was built by the owner’s grandmother close to 40 years ago, as a rest home for the elderly.

The current owners remodeled it as a guesthouse, keeping the home-like charm of the house.

The Guesthouse was formally opened in 2018.

Hermann & Ragnhildur

There are many kinds of rooms in the house.

  • Rooms with bunk beds that sleeps six
  • Rooms with bunk beds that sleeps three
  • Roomsooms with double beds.
  • 80″ TV
  • In and Outside common areas
  • Gazebo
  • Big kitchen and common seating area.
  • Three bathrooms
  • Three Showers

So if you are alone or in a small or big group this could be the place for you.

Rooms for two people with possibilities of an extra bed

Large Kitchen & Seating area

Rooms for 6 people

Different common areas

According to

  • Cleniness 96% 96%
  • Comfort 92% 92%
  • Facilities 90% 90%
  • Staff 93% 93%
  • Value for money 100% 100%
  • Location 86% 86%

Arrival information

You will receive SMS and Email two days before arrival with your apartment number and a pin code to open your door.

If this reservation is made within two days before arrival, you will receive your apartment number and pin code information within one hour.

Km to Reykjavík

Km to store

Km to Pool

Comfortable and homey

“Very cute inn! The decorations made everything seem comfortable and homey, the rooms were warm, there was free coffee and tea in the morning, overall a great place to spend the night when it’s raining and cold out!”



A little more luxury than most we stayed in

“This was a lovely guest house- a little more luxury than most we stayed in, all very clean and comfortable and an excellent kitchen. The lovely friendly and helpful hostess gave us some good advice to help us plan our days activities.”



Large and also really cosy guesthouse

“Large and also really cosy guesthouse. This recent home for elderly is transformed to a comfortable guesthouse, with some details that reminds of the past. There are multiple sitting area’s, space for eating, kitchen, etc. It felt like home, meeting other guests, laid-back atmosphere. The surrounding is quiet, beautiful, with (in March) watching people riding horses through the snow. And still close to the Golden Circle and check also Urrioafoss (beautiful waterfall).”



Note 10/10 12/10 🙂 !

“Amazing stay! Very friendly staff 🙂 Nice hot tube after trekking :))) Note 10/10 …no… 12/10 🙂 ! We totally recommend it!”



The owner was really nice

“The owner was really nice and took the time to give us invaluable advice and suggestions while we were planning the next leg of our trip. The area around the guesthouse is really beautiful, must be stunning in the summer months. Also, we saw auroras during the night, can’t beat that. ”




“THE GUESTHOUSE WAS SO CLEAN AND NICE! and the kitchen was absolutely amazing. They had a huge smart TV. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. Loved it”



“Cozy, well equipped, good location, jacuzzi is a plus!”




South Central Country Apartment


Food and Drink

Just as a reminder the apartment is a few kilometers from the nearest shop. So stockpile a bit.


The water in Iceland is fresh, pure and perfectly safe for drinking right out of the tap. Anyone trying to sell you the fact that you need to buy and drink bottled water is just full of it.

But of course having a bottle of water with you while traveling is always good, but you are welcome to fill it from our taps.

The other kind of drinking

If you were thinking of alcohol it is only sold in special stores in Iceland (and bars) that are only open on weekdays and most of them only until six o clock.



Free WiFi
Highspeed internet with no real limitations even though we are out in the country

Not allowed! but you can bring your kids 🙂 You might just see a lot of farm animals outside if you are lucky

Bedroom Comforts

This is a hard one – many different kinds of bedrooms but all our beds are comfortable and have new matrasses.  Also all bunk beds are built-in and are made for adults.  

Washer & Dryer
Not in the apartment, but just talk to us if you are in a bind 🙂
YES! of course, there is a dishwasher, Who wants to spend their holiday doing dishes?
Hot tub
With all the hot water around it seemed a waste not to have one.
There is a big flat screen Tv. But hey you are in Iceland! go out and enjoy nature
Fully loaded! Both for eating and cooking. Most importantly a Coffie maker

Yes, there is a fridge. keep in mind that the kitchen is a common area so if you leave things in the fridge you might want to write your name on it 🙂 


Please don’t! It stinks up the place and is really bad for you (not allowed)

But if you absolutely insist, you can do it outside 🙂


Glad you asked. There are many, both big and small, and many showers to choose from. 

Free Parking
Of course, there is free parking,
Checkin & Checkout
You will receive SMS and an Email two days before your arrival, with your apartment number and a pin code to open your door.

If this reservation is made within two days before arrival, you will receive your apartment number and pin code information within one hour.

Checkin & Checkout
You will receive SMS and an Email two days before your arrival, with your apartment number and a pin code to open your door.

If this reservation is made within two days before arrival, you will receive your apartment number and pin code information within one hour.

Cancellation Policy
Please don’t cancel, coming here is totally worth it. But if you have to please give us an24 hour notice
House Rules
Don’t break stuff, don’t be a messy slob, don’t bring pets, don’t smoke inside
Have a Question?

Talk to the Host


Location & Nearby Attractions

Here is a list, not the list of everything.  There are endless things to do around here

There are some good restaurants not far from here



This whole place an adveture
Biking & Hiking

Both biking and hiking are of course close by.  In Iceland we call hiking a “Labbitúr”  and it is basically jus going for a walk, witch you can do almost anywhere. 

The biking part is also an option, but we want you to remember ti be carefull. Off road biking in the wrong places can be both dangerous an costly if you go of the path and end up ruining nature. Also there are no official bike paths along our highway so you are close to traffic. So that being said remember to be well light up, have reflective gear, let someone know exactly where you are going, chek in often and enjoy.   

And in both cases remember to prepare for any kind of weather. You know the old Icelandic saying. If you dont like the weather now -wait 10 minutes. 


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