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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

803

Road number

304

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Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Hveragerði Camping Ground
Camping
  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Varmi Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Varmahlíð 15
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 8467778, 8617112
Iceland´s Guesthouse
Hotels
  • Reykir, Axelshús
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 618-8000
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4802500
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Inni - Boutique apartments
Guesthouses
  • Frumskógar 3
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 6602050
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Félagslundur félagsheimili
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005, 482-1954, 661-7901
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Smáratún 10
Apartments
  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Varmahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Varmahlíð 6
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
South Central HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Blesastaðir 3
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666 , 823-3999
Þingborg
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-4370
Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Hot Springs Hostel
Hostels
  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 788-6500
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
1A Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vatnsholt 1A
  • 801 Selfoss
Hverahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8942910, 894-2910
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 483-1408
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Ashamar
Cottages
  • Ásabraut 40
  • 801 Selfoss
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Strandgata 8b
Guesthouses
  • Strandgata 8b
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 660-2050
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Guesthouse Gaulverjaskóli / The Old School House
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
The 5 Million Star Hotel
Glamping
  • Ölvisholt
  • 803 Selfoss
  • 773-4444
Vacation house
Bed & Breakfast
  • Höfðatún
  • 801 Selfoss
Camp Boutique
Glamping
  • Loftsstaðir – Vestri
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-5805
Klettar Tower Iceland
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Hólar
Guesthouses
  • Hólar
  • 801 Selfoss
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Gljúfurbústaðir
Cottages
  • Gljúfur
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-6311, 483-4461

Others

Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Kálfholt Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Kálfholt II
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5176, 892-5176
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Expedition South Coast
Travel Agency
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Laugaskarð Swimming pool
Swimming Pools
  • Laugaskarð
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4113
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 8525930
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Dogsledding Iceland
Winter adventure
  • Þingvallasvæðið / Þingvellir area
  • 271 Mosfellsbær
  • 8636733
The Botanical Garden – Hveragerði
Family & Fun Parks
  • Breiðamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4000
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Reykjavík Private Cars
Travel Agency
  • Gjáhella 3
  • 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • 892-0888
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 776-8707, 770 0034
Between the Rivers
Day Tour Provider
  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Iceland South Coast Travel
Winter adventure
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Hveragerði Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091

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