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The Culture Map of South Iceland

The Culture Map of South Iceland

The southern part of Iceland is rich in history, art and cultural events. In the local museums and exhibitions you can find information on volcanoes, glaciers and the Icelandic biological diversity, literature and poets, Icelandic seafarers‘ history and marine biology, fishing, chess, rocks, and moss, in addition to the diverse history of various towns and villages in South Iceland. Learn about environmentally friendly hydro-power plants, the practical use of geo-thermal energy, and get familiar with what it is like to live in a geo-thermally active area. Explore local art, architecture, or maybe drop by the last cave-dwellers of Iceland.

The Culture Map of South Iceland contains an image of South Iceland and useful information about local museums and exhibitions. You can get the culture map at the local museums and exhibitions.

The Culture Map of South Iceland ensures you offers and discounts at museums and exhibitions.
The Culture Map discounts do not apply with other offers; such as group discounts.


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."

April May June July August September
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
Saturdays Closed 09:00- 17:00* 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-17:00
Sundays Closed Closed 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 Closed
*From 15th May
During winter we welcome groups upon request

Telephonenumber: +354 4835062


Hveragerdi - Stone & Mineral Museum
  • Fákasel, Ingólfshvoli í Ölfusi
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 847-3460
The Wildlife Museum
  • Eyrarbraut 49
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 4831558, 896-6131
Turf house
  • Asutur-Meðalholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 694-8108, 864-4484, 892-2702
Tré og List
  • Forsæti 5
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 894-4835
Stöng, Viking-era Long house
  • Þjórsárdalur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 488-7713, 488-7700

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