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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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  • Eyrarvegur 8
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  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Hot Springs Hostel
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  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
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Ashamar
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Varmahlid Apartment
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  • Varmahlíð 6
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Kirkjuvegur 21
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  • Kirkjuvegur 21
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Selfoss HI Hostel
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  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Simstodin
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  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
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  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Cora´s House and Horses
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Thoristun Villa
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  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Bella Apartments & Rooms
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  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Smáratún 10
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  • Smáratún 10
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Country Dream Guesthouse
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  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
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  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Frumskógar Guesthouse
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  • Frumskógar 3
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 896-2780
Litli-Hals
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  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Hallkelshoalr
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  • Hallkelshólar
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 566-7444, 892-7181, 693-4322
Garun Guesthouse
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  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
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  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Vesturbrúnir 4
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  • 801 Selfoss
Guesthouse Heba
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  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Björn Jónsson
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  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
BSG Apartments
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  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
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Rein Guesthosue B&B
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Vonarland
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  • 825 Stokkseyri
Halakot
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  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Felagslundur Camping site
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  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Minniborgir Cottages
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  • Grímsnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-1500, 863-3592
Poets House Selfoss
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  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Fosssel
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  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Hvoll
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  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Öldubyggð 13
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  • Öldubyggð 13
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Réttarholt 14
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  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Alftavik
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  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Hostel Gaulverjaskoli
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  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Bláskógar Guesthouse
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  • Bláskógar 5
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Vacation house
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  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Art Hostel
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Borg Camping ground
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  • Borg, Grímsnesi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 767-3411
Marta House
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  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Iceland´s Guesthouse
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  • Axelshús, Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 618-8000
Strýta
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  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Þóroddsstaðir 4
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  • Þóroddsstaðir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarbraut 22
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  • Heiðarbraut 22
  • 801 Selfoss
Stokkseyri Camping site
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  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Þingborg camp site
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  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Bitra Guesthouse
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  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Ljósafossskóli
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  • V/ Þingvallaveg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 695-4099, 800-7541
Private room in Selfoss
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  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Strandgata 8B
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  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
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  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Hotel Selfoss
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  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Varmahlid Apartment
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  • Varmahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
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  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Samtún I
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  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Heiðarvegur apartment
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  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Hveragerði Camping Ground
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  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Merkurhraun 11
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  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Ocean beach apartments
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  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Hverahlid Apartment
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  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
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Áslundur
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  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss

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  • 483-4000
SPS-ferðir
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  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
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Farm Holidays
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  • 482-3800
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Jeep- & Glacier Tours
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Aurora Experience
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
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Between the Rivers
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  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Kiðjaberg Golf Club
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  • 486-4495
Nskt destination
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  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Reykjavík Private Cars
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Minniborgir Cottages
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Paintball
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  • Kálfhólar 21
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Mountain Cruiser
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  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Icelandic Wonders
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
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Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
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  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Selfoss Golf Club
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  • 482-3335
Iguide
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  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
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  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Hveragerði Golf Club
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  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Ride With Locals
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  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777

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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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