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Ölfus municipality is large and has a lot of activities to offer, so everyone should be able to find an activity that suits them.

There are many caves in the lava fields in Ölfus, the largest being Raufarhólshellir by road no. 39. A journey into Raufarhólshellir 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. Daily tours are available in Raufarhólshellir.

Another interesting cave is Arnarker. Arnarker is a cave in the Leitarhraun lava field, north of the old road leading from Þrengsli towards Selvogur. A marked path leads from the information sign by the road to the cave, and a ladder has been placed at its opening, down some 16 meters. The cave is about 516 meters long. It goes from the start 100 meters south and 400 meters north.

The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of smallish horses and the most colorful horse breed in the world, with over 40 colors and 100 variations. Horseback riding on the black sand beach is a great way to experience and enjoy the ocean view. In Ölfus, you can find the only horse park and theatre in Iceland where you can get to know the Icelandic horse and see it perform.

Another way to enjoy the ocean around Þorlákshöfn is to go on a rib safari tour. It is a fun and unique way to see the black sand beach and cliffs around Þorlákshöfn.

Ölfus municipality has many exciting hiking and walking trails. Walking on the beach in Ölfus, surrounded by black sand, lyme grass, and the sea, allows you to connect with nature and unwind from stress. Another beautiful option is Hafnarnes, the surroundings of the lighthouse in Thorlákshöfn. There you can walk around the cliffs, listen to the ocean and watch the surfers ride the waves.

The beach is also a popular surfing spot, and the waves are suitable for those taking their first steps at surfing. The waves by the lighthouse in Thorlákshöfn are superb for more advanced surfers.

The geothermal swimming pool in Thorlákshöfn offers an outdoor pool, three hot tubs, and two waterslides. Inside you will find a water playground for the youngest generation.

There is a challenging 18-hole links golf course in Thorlákshöfn, a motocross track, and in Ölfus, you can find various biking tracks, both for road bikes and mountain biking.

Ölfus Tourist Information Center
Ölfuss Information Center is located in Þorlákshafn Sports Center. See more here 
Þorlákshöfn Swimming pool
The Sports centre in Þorlákshöfn is located next to the new campsite in the southern part of the town. The outside area has a swimming pool, hot pools and water slides, whereas inside there is a swimming pool for the youngest guests, spa and gym. Free for children under the age of 16. For opening hours see website.
Raufarholshellir
There are many caves in the lava fields in Ölfus and the largest being Raufarhólshellir by road no. 39. A journey into Raufarhólshellir 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. Daily tours are available in Raufarhólshellir.
Hafnarnes lighthouse and viewpoint
Hafnarnes is an area on the edge of the town Thorlákshöfn where you are surrounded by beautiful cliffs and the majestic ocean. A viewpoint is located in the area and from there you have panoramic views over the mountains surrounding the area such as the volcanoes Mt. Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. This area is also very popular amongst surfers and usually you can spot a few surfing. There is a small lighthouse on the cliffs, it is not open for visitors but is very picturesque with the waves banging against the cliffs.  Hafnarnes lighthouse is part of the beatiful South Coast Lighthouse trail that you can find more information about here 
Ölfus black sand beach
Ölfus has a black sand beach that stretches from Thorlákshöfn to the Ölfusa river. A long walk on the beach surrounded by black sand and lyme grass is the perfect way to unwind from the day-to-day stress. The beach is also a popular surfing spot, and the waves are suitable for those taking their first steps at surfing. The waves by the lighthouse in Thorlákshöfn are superb for more advanced surfers. 

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Þorlákshöfn Golf Club Hafnarsandi 815 Þorlákshöfn 483-3009