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Stóri-Hellir cave in Hellisskógur

The cave was formed at a latter glacial period by sea erosion. Sea levels have been higher than now several times and signs of sea erosion can be seen on more cliffs in the area which are made of around 0, 7 - 3, 1 million year old basalt. The cave was previously used to store hay in the back and as a sheepcote in the front. It was once believed that the cave was haunted by a ghost wearing a blue scarf. The story tells of a young man who was broken hearted and hung himself in the cave using a long blue scarf.

Stóri-Hellir cave in Hellisskógur
GPS Points N63° 57' 17.237" W20° 59' 55.442"
Postal code

800

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Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
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  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Guesthouse Heba
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  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
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Hot Springs Hostel
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  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
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Alftavik
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  • Álftavík
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  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Áslundur
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  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Norðheimar
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  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Réttarholt 14
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  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Hveragerði Camping Ground
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  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Fosssel
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  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Felagslundur Camping site
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  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Rein Guesthosue B&B
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  • Þykkvaflöt 4
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 777-5677
Ashamar
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  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Icelandic Cottages
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  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
BSG Apartments
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  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Geirakot
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  • 482-1020, 895-8493
Garun Guesthouse
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  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Hotel Hlíð
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  • Krókur, Ölfus
  • 816 Ölfus
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Samtún I
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  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
HostelGaulverjaskoli
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  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
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  • 801 Selfoss
Þóroddsstaðir 4
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  • 801 Selfoss
Poets House Selfoss
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  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Varmahlid Apartment
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  • Varmahlíð 6
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
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  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Borg Camping ground
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  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Arctic Nature Hotel
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  • Eyravegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Heiðarvegur apartment
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  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Thoristun Villa
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  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Vonarland
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  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Strýta
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  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Stokkseyri Camping site
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  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Öldubyggð 13
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  • Öldubyggð 13
  • 801 Selfoss
Country Dream Guesthouse
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  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Hotel Selfoss
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  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Varmahlid Apartment
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  • Varmahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Art Hostel
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Private room in Selfoss
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  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Marta House
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  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Vesturbrúnir 4
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  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Strandgata 8B
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  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Hlíð
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  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Hvoll
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  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Bláskógar Guesthouse
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  • Bláskógar 5
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Iceland´s Guesthouse
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  • Axelshús, Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 618-8000
Frumskógar Guesthouse
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  • Frumskógar 3
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 896-2780
Hverahlid Apartment
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  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Ocean beach apartments
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  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Hallkelshoalr
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  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Bitra Guesthouse
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  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Merkurhraun 11
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  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Fosstún Apartment Hotel
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  • Eyrarvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Ljósafossskóli
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  • V/ Þingvallaveg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 695-4099, 800-7541
Litli-Hals
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  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Heiðarbraut 22
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  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Ás guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Kirkjuvegur 21
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  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711

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  • 899-3474
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  • 777-0705
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  • 810 Hveragerði
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  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522
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  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
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  • Lambhagi 16
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 690-6694
Garun Guesthouse
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  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
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  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Egill Gestsson
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  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Mountain Cruiser
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  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
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  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Hveragerði Golf Club
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  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091
Ride With Locals
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  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Minniborgir Cottages
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  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Icelandic Wonders
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202
Maverick Pavilion
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  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Expedition South Coast
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  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Reykjavík Private Cars
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  • Laufhagi 11
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 895-4391
Aurora Experience
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Kerhestar
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  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335

South Iceland

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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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