Jessi's Guidebook

Jessi
Jessi's Guidebook

Food Scene

Some of the best seafood in Iceland in a beautiful historic building. If you don't like seafood, try the lamb. If you're a vegetarian, try the nut steak!
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Rauða Húsið Restaurant
4 Búðarstígur
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Some of the best seafood in Iceland in a beautiful historic building. If you don't like seafood, try the lamb. If you're a vegetarian, try the nut steak!
Incredible panoramic views, excellent food. Menu focuses on seafood, but they also have great coffee and homemade cakes.
Hafið Bláa Restaurant With A View
Incredible panoramic views, excellent food. Menu focuses on seafood, but they also have great coffee and homemade cakes.
Excellent little bakery, best place for breakfast nearby. Opens 8:00 most days.
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Guðnabakarí
21b Austurvegur
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Excellent little bakery, best place for breakfast nearby. Opens 8:00 most days.

Sightseeing

Gorgeous landscape, as well as one of the world's top freshwater dive/snorkel sites. The place where the Tectonic plates are splitting apart. Just 45 minutes from us. Beautiful any season of the year.
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Thingvellir National Park
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Gorgeous landscape, as well as one of the world's top freshwater dive/snorkel sites. The place where the Tectonic plates are splitting apart. Just 45 minutes from us. Beautiful any season of the year.
Gorgeous waterfall with a path to walk behind it. Just 1 hour from us.
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Seljalandsfoss
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Gorgeous waterfall with a path to walk behind it. Just 1 hour from us.
Cool lighthouse in the town of Stokkseyri
Knarraros Lighthouse
Cool lighthouse in the town of Stokkseyri

Entertainment & Activities

One of the not-to-miss indulgences in Iceland. Just 45 minutes' scenic drive from us.
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Blue Lagoon
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One of the not-to-miss indulgences in Iceland. Just 45 minutes' scenic drive from us.
Nestled in a valley, this pool is secluded and serene. Not far from Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
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Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool
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Nestled in a valley, this pool is secluded and serene. Not far from Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
The local geothermal swimming pool with indoor pools, a big outdoor pool and play area for kids, and hot tubs.
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Sundhöll Selfoss
15 Tryggvagata
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The local geothermal swimming pool with indoor pools, a big outdoor pool and play area for kids, and hot tubs.
The 'Smoky Valley' has a hike-to hot river that you can bathe in.
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Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River
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The 'Smoky Valley' has a hike-to hot river that you can bathe in.
Nice indoor swimming pool. Great for kids, as they have an indoor play area with slides and fountains. Outdoor hot tubs, lap pool and slides as well.
Sundlaug Þorlákshafnar
Nice indoor swimming pool. Great for kids, as they have an indoor play area with slides and fountains. Outdoor hot tubs, lap pool and slides as well.
Natural hot spring with built-up facilities (showers and changing rooms) and a pool that retains a natural feel.
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Secret Lagoon Iceland
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Natural hot spring with built-up facilities (showers and changing rooms) and a pool that retains a natural feel.
A nice spot to soak on the Golden Circle route
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Laugarvatn Fontana
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A nice spot to soak on the Golden Circle route
What's better than riding Icelandic horses on a lava beach? Fun for the whole family!
Bakkahestar Horse Riding Tours
What's better than riding Icelandic horses on a lava beach? Fun for the whole family!
Jet boat rides, a fun way to explore this beautiful landscape
Arctic Adventures - Iceland Riverjet
Jet boat rides, a fun way to explore this beautiful landscape
ATV rides on the beach and RIB boat tours.
Black Beach Tours
ATV rides on the beach and RIB boat tours.
Kayaking on the lagoons or ocean, any time of year. A fun rainy-day activity.
Kayakferðir
Kayaking on the lagoons or ocean, any time of year. A fun rainy-day activity.

Essentials

If you're looking for just the basics, there's a shop right next door. If you need more, Krónan is your best bet and just 12 minutes' drive. Open 9:00-20:00 most days.
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Krónan
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If you're looking for just the basics, there's a shop right next door. If you need more, Krónan is your best bet and just 12 minutes' drive. Open 9:00-20:00 most days.
Open 11:00-18:00 most days
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Bónus
42 Austurvegur
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Open 11:00-18:00 most days
Open 10:00-20:00 most days in summer, shorter hours in winter.
ÓB Eyrabakki
Open 10:00-20:00 most days in summer, shorter hours in winter.
Liquor store, the only place apart from Duty-Free to buy anything stronger than 2,25% alcohol (outside of restaurants and bars, of course).
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Vínbúðin
19 Vallholt
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Liquor store, the only place apart from Duty-Free to buy anything stronger than 2,25% alcohol (outside of restaurants and bars, of course).
Opens early and stays open later than the other grocery stores. It's also open on most holidays when other shops are closed. Normal hours at 7:30-23:30
Krambúðin Selfoss
Opens early and stays open later than the other grocery stores. It's also open on most holidays when other shops are closed. Normal hours at 7:30-23:30

Parks & Nature

Ever seen a volcanic crater? A collapsed magma chamber with a small lake at the bottom. Only 25 minutes' drive from us, it's definitely worth a visit and a walk around (and the 300 kr. entry fee).
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Kerid Crater
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Ever seen a volcanic crater? A collapsed magma chamber with a small lake at the bottom. Only 25 minutes' drive from us, it's definitely worth a visit and a walk around (and the 300 kr. entry fee).
One of Iceland's most visited waterfalls, part of the 'Golden Circle'. On a sunny day, the spray from the falls makes a rainbow!
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Gullfoss
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One of Iceland's most visited waterfalls, part of the 'Golden Circle'. On a sunny day, the spray from the falls makes a rainbow!
The original steam geyser, from which we get the English word. Unfortunately, the great Geysir itself doesn't erupt anymore, but it's little brother Strokkur treats visitors to a show every 5-10 min.
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Geysir
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The original steam geyser, from which we get the English word. Unfortunately, the great Geysir itself doesn't erupt anymore, but it's little brother Strokkur treats visitors to a show every 5-10 min.
Geothermal area with boiling mud pits. You will feel like you have gone to another planet!
Seltún Geothermal Area
Geothermal area with boiling mud pits. You will feel like you have gone to another planet!
Tour one of the longest lava tube caves in Iceland. Guided tours are every hour, on the hour. Platforms and pathways are maintained so it's fairly easy, but still a significant amount of walking is required. It's lit up inside so you can enjoy the beautiful vibrant colors of the lava, ranging from deep purple to bright orange and yellows to fiery reds.
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Raufarholshellir
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Tour one of the longest lava tube caves in Iceland. Guided tours are every hour, on the hour. Platforms and pathways are maintained so it's fairly easy, but still a significant amount of walking is required. It's lit up inside so you can enjoy the beautiful vibrant colors of the lava, ranging from deep purple to bright orange and yellows to fiery reds.
A twin waterfall.
Hjalparfoss
A twin waterfall.
Local ski area. Check the website to make sure it's open, as they don't make snow and will close if it's been warm or dry for a while.
Bláfjallaskáli
Local ski area. Check the website to make sure it's open, as they don't make snow and will close if it's been warm or dry for a while.

Arts & Culture

A folk museum and maritime museum with displays showing life in the days of old, back when Eyrarbakki was one of the most important cities in Iceland. Imagine that! :)
Árnessýsla Heritage Museum - The Merchants House at Eyrarbakki
A folk museum and maritime museum with displays showing life in the days of old, back when Eyrarbakki was one of the most important cities in Iceland. Imagine that! :)
Explore the geothermal power plant and see how Iceland gets its renewable energy and limitless supply of hot water for its many geothermal pools, toasty warm houses, and luxurious hot showers.
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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition
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Explore the geothermal power plant and see how Iceland gets its renewable energy and limitless supply of hot water for its many geothermal pools, toasty warm houses, and luxurious hot showers.
Learn more about volcanoes! Interactive exhibits are fun for younger ones, as well.
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LAVA Centre
14 Austurvegur
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Learn more about volcanoes! Interactive exhibits are fun for younger ones, as well.