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Flóaáveita - canals

Flóaáveitan are canals that run through the entire Flói region, from Ölfusá in the west to Þjórsá River in the east. This monumental construction consisted of 300 km long canals and 900 km of embankments. The Flói irrigation system reached over 12 thousand hectares of land and became a major transition in farming and production in the area at the time. The construction of Flói irrigation system began in 1922 and irrigation began its activities in 1927. When the irrigation was inaugurated in 1927 it was one of the greatest structures in Europe and to this day it plays an important role in transferring water between farms. Beside the sluice gate you will find an information board with more details about the Flói irrigation system. To the east of the sluice gate is a marked hiking trail along Hvítá (about 4,4 km, one way).

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Flóaáveita - canals
GPS Points N63° 56' 33.235" W20° 49' 0.936"
Postal code

801

Road number

304

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1A Guesthouse
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  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Frumskógar Guesthouse
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  • Frumskógar 3
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 896-2780
Hotel Selfoss
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  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Stokkseyri Camping site
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  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Midholl guest house
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  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Fagrabrekka
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  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Strandgata 8B
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  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Norðheimar
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  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Álftavatn 1a
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  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Undraland
Cottages
  • Þjóðólfshagi 6
  • 851 Hella
  • 894-0835, 554-6636
Hot Springs Hostel
Hostels
  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 788-6500
Hveragerði Camping Ground
Camping
  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Hostel Gaulverjaskoli
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  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Varmahlid Apartment
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  • Varmahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Art Hostel
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Rein Guesthosue B&B
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  • Þykkvaflöt 4
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 777-5677
Hestheimar
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  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
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  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Icelandic Cottages
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  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Laufas
Cottages
  • Laufás
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-3505
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Tower801 - appartment hotel
Guesthouses
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-1731, 845-8843
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Hverahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Varmahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Varmahlíð 6
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Iceland´s Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Axelshús, Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 618-8000
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Bláskógar Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bláskógar 5
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500

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Núpshestar
Tour Operators
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930
Dogsledding Iceland
Winter adventure
  • Hólmasel
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 863 6733
Egill Gestsson
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhóll 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 778-0836
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Hveragerði Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Tour Operators
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
The Botanical Garden - Hveragerði
Family & Fun Parks
  • Breiðamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4000
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
Expedition South Coast
Tour Operators
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Traustholtshólmi
Tour Operators
  • 699-4256
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
Kerhestar
Tour Operators
  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422
Reykjavík Private Cars
Tour Operators
  • Gjáhella 3
  • 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • 892-0888
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Hestheimar
Guesthouses
  • Hestheimar
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6666
Þjóðólfshagi
Tour Operators
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038

South Iceland

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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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