Selfoss is the largest town in South Iceland with a population over 6500. It is part of the municipality of Árborg which was established in 1998. Árborg also includes the small villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri. Selfoss is located around 57 kilometres from the capital and is an excellent centre for day tours to the many places of interest in the area. In addition to the Rind Road, roads from Selfoss lead in all directions, north to the Golden Circle or Keldur route and south to Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki, and the Reykjanes peninsula.
The town is situated on the banks of Ölfusá River which is a popular site for fishing salmon. You might even be able to catch one from the Ölfusá bridge. Selfoss has all necessary services for visitors, including pharmacies, banks, restaurants, shops, a cinema and much more.