Where to stay

Lodging near the Race

What to bring?

The Icelandic nature can be very unpredictable – ranging the full scale from gentle sunny moments to rough winds and hail. The average temperature in July is around 10°C / 50°F, so bringing something slightly thicker than skinsuits might be a good idea.

July is quite heavy, in regard to tourist traffic, so we recommend you book your room early – unless you plan to camp out!

Where to Stay?

The Rift has worked with two hotels close to the starting line which we feel will provide races with the optimal Iceland experience. Each hotel has provided a discounted rate to participants. They also have meal plan options as well as additional Iceland adventures that you can book directly with them to add even more excitement to your trip.
Room availability and rates are only guaranteed until February 1, and the number is limited.

    Hótel Rangá

    Luxurious getaway, 5 min out.

    Hotel Ranga is conveniently placed, 5 minutes from race start. Our beautiful rooms are designed for relaxation after a long day of adventure and taking part in various attractions and activities. 

    Get 20% off!

    In order to book a room at Hotel Ranga, please send an e-mail to sylvia@hotelranga.is (Put “GR000947” in subject.)
    Participants get 20% discount for a total of three nights, including breakfast.
    You can also book tours at Hotel Rangá.

    Stracta Hotel

    10 min from race start.

    STRACTA HOTEL in Hella 10minutes from race start in Hvolsvöllur. We invite travelers to enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and delightful experience of our hotel. We wish to provide a smooth and welcoming overall visitor experience. Our guests and their needs are our first priority. All our guests are welcome to use the hotel saunas and hot tubs, located in the hotel garden.

    Get 20% off!

    In order to book a room at Stracta Hotel, please send an e-mail to info@stractahotels.is (Put “RIFTGRAVEL” in subject.)

    Participants get 20% discount and a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning.

    Midgard Basecamp

    Cozy and close to the event grounds.

    Midgard Base Camp offers accommodation in central South Iceland that caters for all levels of need and all types of travellers. At Midgard you will also find a restaurant, café and bar.

    Hellishólar, Fljótshlíð

    Camp site

    The camp site Hellishólar are about 10 km distance from the town Hvolsvöllur. When driving from Reykjavík, drive through Hvolsvöllur to the end of town. There is a sign to the left marked Fljótshlíð. Drive about 10 minutes by that road and then Hellishólar is on the right side.

    There is a very good toilet facilities with toilets, showers, hot tubs, washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a large playground for children with trampoline, swings, slides and more. There is also a great 9 hole golf course, Þverárvöllur, as well as a football field. Restaurant is also at the camp site and is open every day. Hotel with 36 rooms and 24 summer houses.

    The camp site is a first class camp site. There is electricity for folding campers, Caravans and mobile homes.


    Camp site

    The cozy campsite has lot of trees that give good shelter. In the neighborhood are nice waterfalls, hiking trails, Tumastaðaskógur and swimming pool 10 km away.

    Booking Engines

    Search and you shall pass

    A lot of the accommodation around the event grounds are booked. Search and you shall pass by checking the booking engines to see what is available onsite and around. Towns close by are
    Hella (10min by car)
    Selfoss (40min by car)
    Vík (60min by car)