Guidebook for Reykholt

Ellert Baldur
Ellert Baldur
Guidebook for Reykholt

Entertainment & Activities

The largest volcano and earthquake and exhibition in Europe. There´s nothing really like it, so interactive so the kids love it as well! The restaurant is great as well. A hidden gem in Hvolsvollur as well….Gljúfrabúi. Look up this amazing waterfall!
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LAVA Centre
14 Austurvegur
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The largest volcano and earthquake and exhibition in Europe. There´s nothing really like it, so interactive so the kids love it as well! The restaurant is great as well. A hidden gem in Hvolsvollur as well….Gljúfrabúi. Look up this amazing waterfall!

Parks & Nature

A journey into Raufarhólshellir (The Lava Tunnel) is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.
The Lava Tunnel
A journey into Raufarhólshellir (The Lava Tunnel) is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.
At the end of the beautiful town Hveragerði, you´ll find Reykjadalur, the valley where the hot river runs through. It takes about an hour to hike up to the river where you can bath in the geothermal river.
Reykjadalur
At the end of the beautiful town Hveragerði, you´ll find Reykjadalur, the valley where the hot river runs through. It takes about an hour to hike up to the river where you can bath in the geothermal river.
Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.
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Thingvellir National Park
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Þingvellir (Thingvellir) is a historic site and national park and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault.
The original Geysir (where the name came from). Geothermal area in the Golden Circle with hot springs, active geysers & boiling mud pits. Part of the golden circle
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Geysir
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The original Geysir (where the name came from). Geothermal area in the Golden Circle with hot springs, active geysers & boiling mud pits. Part of the golden circle
The watermost waterfall in Europe. Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest ...
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Gullfoss - Panorama Restaurant - Cafe - Shop
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The watermost waterfall in Europe. Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest ...

Everything Else

Not far from the cabin (30 min drive). A geothermal town with lots of local farmers selling their vegetable and fruits. Bring coins since you might have to serve yourself. Check out the hotspring Hrunalaug. Amazing to warm up in. Please make sure you respect the area and don´t leave any trash there. Have a lunch at Fridheimar, a tomato greenhouse with tomato-based menu! It´s a very popular restaurant so make sure you book a table during high season. www.fridheimar.is/en
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Flúðir
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Not far from the cabin (30 min drive). A geothermal town with lots of local farmers selling their vegetable and fruits. Bring coins since you might have to serve yourself. Check out the hotspring Hrunalaug. Amazing to warm up in. Please make sure you respect the area and don´t leave any trash there. Have a lunch at Fridheimar, a tomato greenhouse with tomato-based menu! It´s a very popular restaurant so make sure you book a table during high season. www.fridheimar.is/en
The biggest town in the area, try the ice cream at Huppuís! The town has a movie theater, fast food, stores, bars and everything in between.
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Selfoss
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The biggest town in the area, try the ice cream at Huppuís! The town has a movie theater, fast food, stores, bars and everything in between.
A 20 minute drive from our cabin. It is a small village by a lake. Laugarvatn Fontana is a spa where you come to relax and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna or the pools. The hostel next door to the spa has a great café/bar whith a great breakfast buffet.
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Laugarvatn
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A 20 minute drive from our cabin. It is a small village by a lake. Laugarvatn Fontana is a spa where you come to relax and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna or the pools. The hostel next door to the spa has a great café/bar whith a great breakfast buffet.

Shopping

Bónus is a budget grocery store
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Bónus & Hagkaup
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Bónus is a budget grocery store
Krónan is a budget grocery store
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Krónan
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Krónan is a budget grocery store

Food Scene

One favourite restaurant, Efsti Dalur, in the area is only a few minutes drive from Laugarvatn. Almost everything is made from scratch by the farmers and you'll be eating your hamburger next to their cows (whether that's something you want to do or not is up to you :). Try their ice cream, it´s great. They also have horse rental. More info on www.efstidalur.is . It´s a perfect place to end your day after The Golden Circle.
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Efstidalur
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One favourite restaurant, Efsti Dalur, in the area is only a few minutes drive from Laugarvatn. Almost everything is made from scratch by the farmers and you'll be eating your hamburger next to their cows (whether that's something you want to do or not is up to you :). Try their ice cream, it´s great. They also have horse rental. More info on www.efstidalur.is . It´s a perfect place to end your day after The Golden Circle.
Try the best lobster soup in the country by the sea at Fjöruborðið.
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Fjorubordid Restaurant
3a Eyrarbraut
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Try the best lobster soup in the country by the sea at Fjöruborðið.

Arts & Culture

For centuries Skálholt was the actual capital of a rural society and the cultural and spiritual center of the country, figuring eminently in the cultural and church history. But after waning status of the bishop’s office, volcanic eruptions, a major earthquake and other disasters in the late 18th century the episcopal see and school were transferred to Reykjavík.
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Skálholt
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For centuries Skálholt was the actual capital of a rural society and the cultural and spiritual center of the country, figuring eminently in the cultural and church history. But after waning status of the bishop’s office, volcanic eruptions, a major earthquake and other disasters in the late 18th century the episcopal see and school were transferred to Reykjavík.

Sightseeing

Beautiful waterfall with great view on top.
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Skógafoss
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Beautiful waterfall with great view on top.
Beautiful waterfall
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Seljalandsfoss
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Beautiful waterfall
Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church.
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Reykholt, Southern Iceland
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Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church.