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Mið-Hvoll Cottages

We have for rent seven cozy cottages with everything you need for a pleasant stay in a peaceful area. The location is perfect for those who want to spent couple of days exploring the South part of Iceland. For example only 2,5 hours drive to the famous Jökulsárlón and only 2 hours drive to Reykjavík.

Our cottages are located in an all-year-round beautiful surrounding in the historic south part of Iceland with a fantastic view, numerous nearby attractions and short distance from the national highway and to services. A horse rental is also available at the nearby farm during the summer for those who would like to riding Icelandic horse on the black beach.

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Mið-Hvoll Cottages

Suðurhvoli

GPS Points N63° 25' 47.370" W19° 13' 45.887"
Telephone

+354 863-3238

Opening period All year
Categories Cottages

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Others

Arcanum / Icelandic Mountain Guides
Winter adventure
  • Stórhöfði 33
  • 110 Reykjavík
  • 587-9999
Ingi Már Björnsson
Day Tours
  • Suður-Foss
  • 871 Vík
  • 894-9422, 487-1494
Mountain Excursion
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Ketilsstaðaskóli
  • 871 Vík
  • 897-7737
Ingos Icebreaking Tours
Day Tour Provider
  • Ketilstaðaskóli
  • 871 Vík
  • 7737343
Vík Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Klettsvegur
  • 870 Vík
  • 694-1700, 861-2299
Volcano Hotel
Hotels
  • Ketilsstaðaskóli
  • 871 Vík
  • 486-1200
Vik Horse Adventure
Day Tours
  • Smiðjuvegur 6
  • 870 Vík
  • 787-9605
Ytri-Skógar Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Ytri-Skógar 3
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8832, 851-1995, 844-7132
Ytri Skógar
Horse Activities
  • Skógar
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8832, 844-7132
Hotel Katla - Keahotels
Hotels
  • Höfðabrekka
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1208
History and Culture
16.07 km
Brydebud

Brydebúð is situated in the older section of Vík, on the west side of the village, below the so-called "banks". This small museum is at the roots of the mountain Reynisfjall, not far from the ocean.

The storefront was originally built in the Westman Islands in 1831 and was named Godthaabs-outlet. In the year 1895, the merchant J.P.T. Bryde bought this old storefront, had it taken apart and moved to Vik by ship.

Store business was ongoing in Brydebúð until 1980: Bryde-store from 1895 to 1914, Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson & Co. from 1914 to 1926 and Kaupfélag Skaftfellinga from 1926 to 1980.

History and Culture
23.10 km
Folk Museum and Museum of Transport in Skogar

Situated next to the stunning Skógafoss waterfall in extraordinarily beautiful natural surroundings, the Skógar Folk Museum preserves the cultural heritage of southern Iceland through its collection of tools and equipment, handicrafts, old buildings, books, manuscripts, and documents.

A key part of the Museum's work has been the reconstruction of several old farmhouses, so visitors can see how Icelanders lived in the past.

In 2002 the Museum opened a new Museum of Transport. It not only explores the history of transportation, communication, and technology in Iceland in the 19th and 20th centuries but also includes a history of Icelandic postal services and electrification.

During the summer the Café Skogar, with its delightful selection of Icelandic soups, sandwiches, and home-baked cakes, is a charming place for lunch or just a snack. (In winter, the Café is available only for group lunches.)

The Museum shop, located in the Museum of Transport, offers an excellent selection of books and Icelandic memorabilia, all at reasonable prices.

Nature
17.02 km
Reynisfjara, Reynisfjall og Reynisdrangar

Reynisfjall is a 340 m high tuff mountain arising out of a volcanic eruption from under a glacier in the penultimate Ice Age, near the village of Vik. Alternating in an irregular manner are layers of tuff, pillow lava and columnar basalt veins and loops.

Reynisdrangar stacks are a collection of 66 m high rock pillars that rise out of the sea and are of the same geological formation as Reynisfjall. On Reynisfjöru beach, very beautiful basalt formations in the south part of the mountain can be seen, and there you will find an exceedingly beautiful cave called Hálsanefshellir.

The waves here are deceiving and have caused the death of a number of visitors in recent years, even in the best of weather. Please take great care and keep a good distance from the sea.

Nature
24.11 km
Dragnurinn í Drangshlíð

Drangurinn í Drangshlíð is a characteristic tuff rock formation that stands alone on the grazing land of Drangshlíð farm, at the foothills of Eyjafjöll. A folktale tells of a strong man named Grettir Ásmundsson who was showing off and ripped the giant boulder right out of Hrútafell cliff, leaving a chasm which is now above Skarðshlíð. In these rocks there are caves and passages to which additional buildings have been added throughout the centuries, some of which are still standing. The site has been used in the filming of Icelandic movies and in various documentaries. Drangurinn, and its immediate surroundings, is a protected natural site and is on private land.

Nature
8.97 km
Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name literally means "door-hole"). When the sea is calm, big boats can sail through it. There has even been a maniacal daredevil pilot that flew through the arch with a small-craft airplane! From the top of Dyrhólaey there is a great view. The headland is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period, not unlike the eruption of Surtsey. Several outcrops are in the sea, the highest one called Háidrangur ("High column") is 56 m. high. Dyrhólaey has been a natural reserve since 1978. The promontory is widely known among sailors as "Portland", and English trawler fishermen ubeach where one can climb (at your own risk). According to legend the Reynisdrangar needles were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of Vík and are 66 meters above sea level at their highest. In one of the many caves here - there is a local legend about a monster having lived here for many centuries. The monster seems to have disappeared after a landslide over 100 years ago…sed to call it "Blow hole". There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area. Be careful not to go too close to the ledge of this dramatic cliff.

Nature
19.91 km
Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that descends from the southwest corner of Mýrdalsjökull. It is a so called "climate glacier" as it responds rather quickly to climate changes. Access to the glacier tongue is good because it reaches down to the lowlands and possible to go hiking on the glaciers with tour operators from the parking lot.

Nature
23.06 km
Skógafoss - Waterfall

Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lies the village of Skógar along the Southern Ring Road. It is a popular summer-resort centre surrounded by unusual scenic beauty. The breath-taking view of Skogáfoss waterfall and scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers are Skógar's major summer attractions. There are two settlements by this name. One is Ytri-Skógar (outer or western Skógar) and the other Eystri-Skógar (eastern Skógar), located at a short distance from each other. Ytri-Skógar, commonly referred to as Skógar, is the main settlement. It is an old farm and has a church from 1890. It is located between the Skógá and Kverná rivers.
The greatest attraction of Skógar is of course the beautiful 60-metre high Skogáfoss waterfall in the river Skógá. Like the legends of buried treasures of Egill Skallagrímsson in Mosfell near Reykjavík and Ketilbjörn in Mosfell near Skálholt, there is a similar legend about the settler Þrasi who is believed to have buried his chest of gold under the Skogáfoss waterfall.
If the sun conditions are favourable - one can see a vivid rainbow in front of the waterfalls. The river below the falls holds a large salmon and char population and fisherman are seen here fishing July - October. The path leading to the top of the waterfalls continues following the river upstream - where numerous more dramatic waterfalls of sheer beauty are to be found. A great hike - to say the least!
One of the finest folk museums in Iceland is situated in extraordinarily beautiful natural surroundings. The interesting local folk museum has a collection of over 6000 artifacts and examples of various types of dwellings in Iceland since the early times. The collection of tools and equipment used at land and sea is outstanding. The museum also has an old turf farmhouse, where guests can experience the standards of living in Iceland in past centuries.
From Skógar the Ring Road runs eastwards along the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, across the southern sandy plains and over glacial rivers, passes Seljavellir and continues along the soaring glaciated massive of Eyjafjöll and the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi. From here runs a 10 km long trek along the river Skógá over the Fimmvörðuháls Pass between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to the mountain oasis of Þórsmörk.
Skógar is a place to explore the natural diversity of the south or, if the weather is good, to spend a holiday amid beautiful and rugged landscapes. It is also very close to the ocean and the unique black beach.

History and Culture
24.97 km
Rútshellir

Rútshellir in mount Hrútafell is a protected cave with a newly renovated sheep pen attached in front of it. Said to be the largest man-made cave in Iceland, Rútshellir has two parts. The upper half contains an adjoining cave, which is so high that at one time a 2nd floor was installed making this a double storey cave. Further in, there is a ledge that was undoubtedly used for sleeping. In the ceiling you will notice a carving of a cross which tells us that the cave dates from the time of Irish monks, before the Norse settlement. Many legends are connected to this cave. One involves a man called Rútur who lived in the cave but his slaves intended to kill him. They carved a hole under the ledge where Rútur slept, so they could kill him with spears while he was sleeping. One night on arriving home and preparing to sleep, Rútur discovered their plot. He chased the slaves into the mountains and killed them all.

History and Culture
23.26 km
Skogar church

Skógar was a church site from shortly after the adoption of Christianity in Iceland around 1000 AD; the first church was built by about 1100, dedicated to St. Nicholas. In the early centuries Skógar Church was wealthy, but after the Reformation of 1550 it went into decline. The last church at Skógar was a modest wooden church, built in the mid-19th century, and demolished in 1890.
The present Skógar Church at the museum site was designed by architect Hjörleifur Stefánsson and consecrated in 1998. The exterior structure is new, while most of the interior fittings are from Kálfholt Church, built in 1879. The windows, which date from 1898, are from Gröf Church. One of the bells, which dates from about 1600, is from Höfðabrekka, the other from Ásar, Skaftártunga, from 1742. All the ecclesiastical goods date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The altarpiece is from Ásólfsskáli Church (1768), the candelabra from Steinar Church and Eyvindarhólar Church (16th century). Various religious ceremonies take place each year in Skógar Church. The church is non-denominational, and welcomes all Christian ceremonies.

The present Skógar Church at the museum site was designed by architect Hjörleifur Stefánsson and consecrated in 1998. The exterior structure is new, while most of the interior fittings are from Kálfholt Church, built in 1879. The windows, which date from 1898, are from Gröf Church. One of the bells, which dates from about 1600, is from Höfðabrekka, the other from Ásar, Skaftártunga, from 1742. All the ecclesiastical goods date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The altarpiece is from Ásólfsskáli Church (1768), the candelabra from Steinar Church and Eyvindarhólar Church (16th century). Various religious ceremonies take place each year in Skógar Church. The church is non-denominational, and welcomes all Christian ceremonies.

Others

Eyrarland Visitor Centre
Museums
  • Eyrarland
  • 871 Vík
  • 821-1316

Others

Hotel Drangshlíð
Farm Holidays
  • Drangshlíð 1, Austur-Eyjafjöllum, Rang.
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 4878868, 568-8869
Guesthouse Ársalir
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 7
  • 870 Vík
  • 487-1400, 866-7580
Hótel Dyrhólaey
Hotels
  • Mýrdalur
  • 871 Vík
  • 4871333
Fossbúð
Restaurants
  • Ytri Skógar
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8843
Hótel Skógar
Hotels
  • Ytri Skógar
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-4880, 487-8843
Veitingahúsið Suður-Vík
Restaurants
  • Suðurvíkurvegur 1
  • 870 Vík
  • 487-1515, 8642959
Heimamenn
Restaurants
  • Skarðshlíð
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 651-1010
Fagridalur
Farm food direct
  • Fagridalur
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1105, 893-7205
Smidjan brugghus
Restaurants
  • Sunnubraut 15
  • 870 Vík
  • 5718870, 865-6636
Hotel Katla - Keahotels
Hotels
  • Höfðabrekka
  • 871 Vík
  • 487-1208
Vellir Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Vellir
  • 871 Vík
  • 4871312
Víkurskáli
Restaurants
  • Austurvegur 18
  • 870 Vík
  • 487-1230
Halldórskaffi Café
Cafés
  • Víkurbraut 28
  • 870 Vík
  • 487-1202, 847-8844
Puffin Hotel Vik
Guesthouses
  • Víkurbraut 26
  • 870 Vík
  • 467-1212

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