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Olfusa river

The river is the most voluminous river in Iceland with the average flow of 423 m³/sec. Three large floods occurred in the 20th century and beside the restaurant Tryggvaskáli are lines that show the height of each flood. All the floods occurred during wintertime due to heavy rains and high temperatures which caused the snow to melt unusually fast. Ölfusá River is rather short, about 25 km (14 miles) long. About 6 km (4 mi) north of Selfoss are two rivers, Sogið and Hvítá, and combined they form Ölfusá.

Olfusa river
GPS Points N63° 56' 21.295" W21° 0' 17.639"
Postal code

800

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Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Reykjadalur Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Heiðmörk 27
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 782-6500
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Oddabraut 17
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 17
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 770-2291
Undraland
Cottages
  • Þjóðólfshagi 6
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-0835, 554-6636
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Geirakot
Farm Holidays
  • 482-1020, 895-8493
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Hlíð
Cottages
  • Hlíð
  • 801 Selfoss
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Hallkelshoalr
Cottages
  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Álftavatn 1a
Cottages
  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Ás guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Kidjaberg
Cottages
  • Kambar 118
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 669-1205, 568-9956
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Heiðarbraut 22
Apartments
  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Varmahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Varmahlíð 6
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Arvegur 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Árvegur 8
  • 801 Selfoss
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Hveragerði Camping Ground
Camping
  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Grundarland
Cottages
  • Kiðjaberg - lóð 112
  • 801 Selfoss
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Hjá Jonna Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 24
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 483-5292, 868-5292
Rein Guesthosue B&B
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þykkvaflöt 4
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 777-5677
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Thorlakshofn Camping site
Camping
  • Skálholtsbraut
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 480-3890
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Þjórsárver Camping Ground
Camping
  • Þjórsárver
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 899-7748
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Strandgata 8B
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Hraunborgir Camping ground
Camping
  • Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4414
Fosstún Apartment Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyrarvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Hotel Hlíð
Hotels
  • Krókur, Ölfus
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 483-5444
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Miðás
Farm Holidays
  • Miðás
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-6566, 863-3199
Laufas
Cottages
  • Laufás
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-3505
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005
Öldubyggð 13
Cottages
  • Öldubyggð 13
  • 801 Selfoss
Þóroddsstaðir 4
Cottages
  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 841-7471
Borg Camping ground
Camping
  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
HostelGaulverjaskoli
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Arctic Nature Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus

Others

Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
QuadSouth.is
Tour Operators
  • Hólaborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 664-8080
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Björn Jónsson
Tour Operators
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Minniborgir Cottages
Cottages
  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Miðás
Farm Holidays
  • Miðás
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-6566, 863-3199
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
L.F.C Island
Tour Operators
  • Egilsbraut 4
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 690-1111
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Perluhestar
Tour Operators
  • Faxabraut 12
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 694 6666, 663 6725
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Þjóðólfshagi
Tour Operators
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Reykjavík Private Cars
Tour Operators
  • Laufhagi 11
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 895-4391
Kerhestar
Tour Operators
  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422
Hveragerði Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Grímsnes, Árnessýsla
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-4495
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Arctic Wings
Tour Operators
  • Eyravegur 41
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 780-5500
Maverick Pavilion
Tour Operators
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Iceland South Coast Travel
Tour Operators
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Traustholtshólmi
Tour Operators
  • 699-4256
The Botanical Garden - Hveragerði
Family & Fun Parks
  • Breiðamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4000
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Egill Gestsson
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Hjá Jonna Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 24
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 483-5292, 868-5292
Þorlákshöfn Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 483-3009, 844-5756
Expedition South Coast
Tour Operators
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202
Dogsledding Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Hólmasel
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 863 6733

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