Guidebook for Hvolsvöllur

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Guidebook for Hvolsvöllur

Essentials

Closest village, groceries, vine, gas, pharmacy, swimming-pool . 25 min drive.
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Hvolsvöllur
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Closest village, groceries, vine, gas, pharmacy, swimming-pool . 25 min drive.
Biggest town on the south coast. 1 hour drive.
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Selfoss
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Biggest town on the south coast. 1 hour drive.

Sightseeing

Small town by the black sand beach. 291 inhabitants as of January 2011. 1 hour drive.
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Vik
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Small town by the black sand beach. 291 inhabitants as of January 2011. 1 hour drive.
60 meter high and beautiful waterfall. You can walk behind it. Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque. 10 min drive.
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Seljalandsfoss
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60 meter high and beautiful waterfall. You can walk behind it. Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque. 10 min drive.
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). 20-25 min drive. Close to Skógar museum.
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Skógafoss
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The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). 20-25 min drive. Close to Skógar museum.
No charge. Natural hot water. Seljavallalaug is a protected 25-metre outdoor pool in southern Iceland. The pool is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and was built in 1923. 20 min drive.
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Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool
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No charge. Natural hot water. Seljavallalaug is a protected 25-metre outdoor pool in southern Iceland. The pool is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and was built in 1923. 20 min drive.
Thórsmörk is popular amongst hikers. Beautiful nature area with rivers and mountains. You need a four wheel drive car or you can get there by bus from Seljalandsfoss or Hvolsvollur.
Thorsmork
Thórsmörk is popular amongst hikers. Beautiful nature area with rivers and mountains. You need a four wheel drive car or you can get there by bus from Seljalandsfoss or Hvolsvollur.
The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Fisherman village, volcano island.
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Vestmannaeyjar
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The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Fisherman village, volcano island.
The ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. Black beach. 20 min drive.
Landeyjahöfn
The ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. Black beach. 20 min drive.
The view from up there is interesting: To the north the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole south coast.
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Dyrhólaey
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The view from up there is interesting: To the north the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole south coast.
Literally "glacial river lagoon" is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park.Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies. About 3,5 hour drive.
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Jökulsárlón
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Literally "glacial river lagoon" is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park.Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies. About 3,5 hour drive.
National park. The scenery around Skaftafell is full of stark contrasts. The various glacial tongues are flanked by jagged mountains, with the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur rising highest.
Skaftafell
National park. The scenery around Skaftafell is full of stark contrasts. The various glacial tongues are flanked by jagged mountains, with the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur rising highest.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. 2 hour drive.
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Gullfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. 2 hour drive.
Geysir doesn't erupt much any more. But Strokkur that is right by, is active. It is one of Iceland's most famous geysers,erupting about every 4–8 minutes 15 – 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high.
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Geysir
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Geysir doesn't erupt much any more. But Strokkur that is right by, is active. It is one of Iceland's most famous geysers,erupting about every 4–8 minutes 15 – 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high.
Is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance. Is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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Thingvellir
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Is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance. Is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old.
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Kerid Crater
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Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old.
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("one who lives in the canyon") is a waterfall about 500 meter north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock. Very special.
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Gljúfrafoss
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Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("one who lives in the canyon") is a waterfall about 500 meter north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock. Very special.
It is very close to the house, about 5-10 min drive. https://www.katlageopark.com/geosites/paradisarhellir/
Paradisarhellir
It is very close to the house, about 5-10 min drive. https://www.katlageopark.com/geosites/paradisarhellir/
Small but spectacular canyon. You have to walk on stones in the river when you get in the canyon. Bring good shoos. https://www.katlageopark.com/geosites/nauthusagil/
Nauthúsagil Waterfall
Small but spectacular canyon. You have to walk on stones in the river when you get in the canyon. Bring good shoos. https://www.katlageopark.com/geosites/nauthusagil/

Food Scene

Good restaurant about 10-15 min drive away
Hotel Anna
Good restaurant about 10-15 min drive away
Village with about 120 inhabitants. Good to stop for gas an coffee on your way to Jökulsárlón. 2 hour drive.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Village with about 120 inhabitants. Good to stop for gas an coffee on your way to Jökulsárlón. 2 hour drive.

Arts & Culture

Glacier. Gravel road up to the glacier. Snowmobile rental. About 45-60 min drive.
Sólheimajökull
Glacier. Gravel road up to the glacier. Snowmobile rental. About 45-60 min drive.
Icelandic horse rental. Hot tub. Hikes. 10-15 min drive.
Skálakot Hotel
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Icelandic horse rental. Hot tub. Hikes. 10-15 min drive.

Everything Else

The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destina. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white
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Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugavegur
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The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destina. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white
9 hole golf course, not to far away from the house
Hellishólar Cottages
9 hole golf course, not to far away from the house

Parks & Nature

Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
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Reynisfjara Beach
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Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.