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Hvolsvöllur

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1. okt - 30. apr

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Hvolsvöllur

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GPS Points N63° 45' 13.370" W20° 13' 48.554"
Telephone

488-4295

Opening period All year
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Staðurinn
Guesthouses
  • Breiðabólsstaður
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8010
Vestri-Gardsauki
Guesthouses
  • Vestri Garðsauki
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8078, 867-3440
Bergþórshvoll
Guesthouses
  • Bergþórshvoll 2
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-7715, 863-5901
Hotel Selið
Hotels
  • Stokkalæk
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-5574
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Hvolsvöllur Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hlíðarvegur 17
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 696-0459
Hótel Dyrhólaey country hotel
Hotels
  • Mýrdalur
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1333
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-4800
Rangárflúðir
Cottages
  • Ægissíða, Rangárstígur
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5070, 895-6915
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5100
Langbrok Café
Camping
  • Kirkjulækur
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8333, 863-4662
Fagrahlíð Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Fljótshlíð
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 863-6669
Hvolsvöllur Camping Ground
Camping
  • Austurvegur 4
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-8945, 898-2454
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5577
Hamragarðar Camping Ground
Camping
  • Bakkakot
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-7532, 867-3535
Ásgarður
Cottages
  • Ásgarður
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-1440
Guesthouse Húsið
Guesthouses
  • Fljótshlíðarvegur
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 892-3817
Nature
4.15 km
Efra-Hvolshellar caves

The caves in Efra-Hvol (Upper Hvol) have histarically been referred to as "the Irish Caves" which are set into the so-called, "Irish Heath". It was originally thought that many of these man-made or artificial caves were madein the 19th century, but in fact, their histofical names appear to confirm they originated even beforr the settlement period.

More geosites in the neighbourhood: www.katlageopark.com

Nature
17.65 km
Merkjárfoss / Gluggafoss

The Merkjá River has several beautiful waterfalls, but the most outstanding is Gluggafoss or Window Falls. (also known as Merkjárfoss) The upper half of the cliff is palagonite or tuff rock and the lower ledge is basalt. The river has formed tunnels and grooves through the soft rock and a series of 'windows' in the tunnels, thereby earning the name 'Gluggafoss'. At the very top of the falls, the river passes under a stone arch. As the rock is rather soft, the waterfall has changed over time. Around 1947 the upper half of the waterfall could hardly be seen, as the water flowed into a vertical tunnel behind the cliff. It was only visible through three different openings or 'windows' one above the other. The water came out through the bottom 'window', forming a beautiful arch, except when the water rose in the river, forcing it through all three windows. Further changes occurred when Hekla erupted in 1947, causing a 20 cm thick layer of volcanic ash to be carried downstream by the river. The vertical tunnel formation nearly disappeared as it filled with ash. It has taken nearly 50 years for the falls to return to its former glory.


More geosites in the neighbourhood: www.katlageopark.com

Nature
23.68 km
Dimon

Great Dímon is the name of a landmark that landmark East Landeyjar, Fljótshlíð and West Eyjafjöll. Great Dimon has a sister mountain called Litla Dimon or Little Dimon. The name is thought to come from Latin, meaning twin mountains or two alike. It has also been said that the word means haystack and it certainly is reminiscent of a haystack surrounded by golden fields. Near the mountain a sign has been erected by the Saga Center of Hvolsvöllur which tells of battles fought in the area during the times of the settlement of Iceland in the most famous of Icelandic sagas, Njálssaga. The mountain is only 178 meters high and is a fun hike for both adults and children.

Nature
22.11 km
Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui Waterfalls

A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá, about 30 km west from Skógar. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it. The waterfall is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars.

Access to the waterfall is from the farm of Seljaland along the Ring Road, Iceland's main highway. A little further to the west there are several other falls, among them the interesting Gljúfrabúi which is partially masked by its own canyon. Access to it is from Hamragarðar farm along the road, east of Markarfljót.

Both of these "do-not-miss" attractions lie very close to the main Ring Road at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, on the road leading in to Thorsmörk.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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