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Ásavegur - trail

The trail Ásavegur used to be an important highway through the South of Iceland. This centuries-old man-made route would be used by people from different directions to go fishing, for example, or to collect their sheep and cattle from the mountains. Between Orrustudal and Hnaus is a marked hiking trail along the old Ásavegur trail which is about a 6 km. walk. On this trail is the highest point of Flóahreppur with breathtaking views in all directions. Information signs on Orrustudalur (The Valley of Battles), Skotmannshóll (Archer's Hill) and Mannabeinsmelur (The Human Bone Field) are located at different points during the hike. These locations are a great part of Icelandic history. Here is the stage of Flóamanna-Saga, two big battles were fought in Orrustudalur valley and from Skotmannshóll or Archer's Hill came one of the greatest bowshots in the saga

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Ásavegur - trail
GPS Points N63° 56' 11.685" W20° 44' 51.193"
Postal code

801

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Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Tower801 - appartment hotel
Guesthouses
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-1731, 845-8843
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5100
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Laufas
Cottages
  • Laufás
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-3505
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-4800
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Undraland
Cottages
  • Þjóðólfshagi 6
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-0835, 554-6636
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5577
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237

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Dogsledding Iceland
Winter adventure
  • Hólmasel
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 863 6733
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Egill Gestsson
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064
Traustholtshólmi
Tour Operators
  • 699-4256
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Reykjavík Private Cars
Tour Operators
  • Gjáhella 3
  • 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • 892-0888
Þjóðólfshagi
Tour Operators
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Tour Operators
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Núpshestar
Tour Operators
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930

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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