In 2000 Reykjavík held the title of European City of Culture in recognition of its vigorous cultural life, including various festivals and a remarkable selection of artistic events. At the same time the capital has been called the hottest Europe for its famed and dynamic nightlife. The adjoining towns also offer attractions, such as the unique and highly popular elf-spotting tours, an annual Viking feast, guided tours to places of historical interest or the largest shopping mall in Iceland. The hotel itself is within walking distance of both the city centre and the seashore.The hotel is run as a summer hotel between 03.06 - 23.08 as it is a student dormitory during wintertime. It was built in 1999 in a modern style and provides simple, practical and spacious accommodation in 42 bright, clean studio apartments, with lift access, a breakfast room and on-site parking.Apartments include balconies as well as a TV.One of the country's best salmon rivers, Elliðaár, runs right through Reykjavík and is nonetheless unpolluted and clear, offers anglers the rare opportunity to land a salmon beside a busy motorway! Other recreational options include midnight golfing, horse trekking and whale watching.Drive into Reykjavík on the main road called Miklabraut direction Seltjarnarnes all the way to the roundabout by the University of Iceland, National Museum and near Radisson Hotel Saga. Take the third exit out of the roundabout that is the street called Suðurgata and drive direction ocean. Passing Radisson Hotel Saga on the right side and just short after find Fosshótel Suðurgata on the left side. Plenty of parking in front of the hotel. The hotel is a white-grey 3 story building with balconies. The hotel sign and flag is by the road.