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Ingólfsskáli - Viking Restaurant

In South Iceland, tucked under the towering Ingólfsfjall mountain, lies Ingólfsskáli Viking Restaurant. It's a place where heritage and tradition come together to take you to a simpler time where nature provided the only ingredients. Ingólfsskáli Restaurant gives you the chance to experience the feasts of the Vikings with a contemporary touch. Clench your thirst by drinking through a horn, eat with cutlery forged in fire and become strengthened by the local ingredients that will leave you feeling like a true Viking!

Ingólfsskáli Restaurant is a place where contemporary culinary experiments meet heritage and tradition inspired by the Vikings. You will get a taste of traditional Icelandic dishes with local trimmings and sides made from the freshest ingredients nature has to offer.

Ingólfsskáli - Viking Restaurant

Efstalandi

GPS Points N63° 58' 52.988" W21° 5' 45.697"
Telephone

+354 662-3400

Opening period All year
Categories Restaurants

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Stokkseyrarkirkja - church

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Geothermal area in Hveragerdi

Right inside the town of Hveragerði is an area of hot springs from which the community derives its name (hver = hot spring). The hot springs of Hveragerði are among the most remarkable natural attractions og south Iceland. Visitors to the Geothermal Area can learn about geothermal energy and the springs, which include Eilífur, a geysir which erupts regulary, Ruslahver which has an interesting history. You can also boil an egg in the area and try the hot spring bread."

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Weekdays 09:00- 17:00 09:00- 17:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-17:00
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During winter we welcome groups upon request

Telephonenumber: +354 4835062

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Hraungerdi church

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Ölfusárbrú - suspension bridge

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LÁ Art Museum

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LÁ Art Museum on Facebook

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History and Culture
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History and Culture
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Árnesinga Folk Museum - The House at Eyrarbakki

Húsið (The House) at Eyrarbakki is one of Iceland's oldest buildings, built in 1765 when Danish merchants were allowed to overwinter in Iceland for the first time. Merchant families lived in the House for almost two centuries and over that period the House was the center for art and European culture in Iceland; fashion, music and literature spread from there throughout the country. Eyrarbakki village was at that time one of the largest harbours and trading places in Iceland, serving farmers along the coastline from the extreme west to the extreme east.

At the Árnesinga Folk Museum's varied exhibitions in The House, visitors can experience past times and learn about the remarkable history of the building.

Opening hours:

15th May - 15th Sept. Daily: 11-18. And by arrangement

16th Sept - 14th May: By arrangement.

Nature
19.34 km
Kerið Crater

Kerið, is a 55 m deep volcanic crater, about 3000 years old. It is a part of
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Concerts have been held on a floating raft on the lake.

Concerts have been held on a floating raft on the lake.

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22.39 km
Raufarholshellir

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21.34 km
The coastline between Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki

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The Icelandic Farmhouse

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Krían - Bar & Pub
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Hot Dog Stand
Diners
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Bakery Almar
Cafés
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BlómaCafé
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Hlöllabátar
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Yellow
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Þrastarlundur
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Dalakaffi
Cafés
  • Reykjakot 2
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 862-8522

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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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn