Grimsborgir offers a luxury base for those tracing the Golden Circle route. There are two doubles in the main house and some posh apartments and split-level cottages with kitchens and outdoor hot tubs elsewhere. A pretty restaurant with white-washed walls, a piano and views of the grassy plains, unites guests with homemade pastries each morning and hearty dishes at night. The gushing hot springs at Geysir, waterfalls of Gullfoss and beauty of Thingvellir are all within reach by car.
Grimsborgir, Asborgir, Selfoss (00 354 555 7878; grimsborgir.com). Doubles from €98, including breakfast.