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Heklacentre

The Hekla Center houses a contemporary, multimedia exhibition on Mount Hekla, its history, and its influence on human life in Iceland from the time of the island's settlement until now.

The exhibition emphasizes the influence of the volcano on the inhabited areas close to it, that is, the districts of Landsveit, Holt, and Rangárvellir. The history of these districts is traced and the story of people's struggles with sandstorms and eruptions told. The Center has an outstanding restaurant and facilities for meetings and conferences.

The Hekla Center strongly supports cooperation with scientists, organizing and sponsoring conferences and exhibitions where the latest scientific research and findings can be presented. In addition, the Center has special educational materials for the schoolgroups that visit from all over the country, as well as for other visiting groups of Icelanders or foreigners.


The restaurant
Leirubakki has a first-class restaurant run by chefs who have earned excellent reputations at popular restaurants in Iceland and abroad.

A splendid specialities menu is available for guests, as well as special group menus on request. The highest standards are met in choice of ingredients and preparation. The ingredients are purchased locally, such as lamb from the Landmanna pastures and trout from Veiðivötn and Ytri-Rangá.

The morning and lunch menus focus on lighter dishes, while dinner menus are more extensive and varied. Coffee, cakes, bread and rolls are served all day until 6 pm, when the dinner menu takes over.

The dining room is in the Hekla Center, where a unique view of Hekla through its large windows underlines the proximity of the mighty volcano and Iceland's highlands.

The restaurant is open every day in the summers from 10 am until 10 pm, and in the winters according to a flexible schedule and special arrangements.

The Hekla Center is a working tourist information center, providing tourists advice about all of the surrounding area, including Mount Hekla, and organizing numerous trips to the mountain from Leirubakki.

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Heklacentre
GPS Points N63° 59' 32.070" W20° 0' 50.489"
Postal code

851

Road number

26

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Hotels
  • Stokkalæk
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-5574
Brautarholt Camping Ground
Camping
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 663-4666, 823-3999, 486-5518
Dalbær
Farm Holidays
  • Dalbær III
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-4472
Guesthouse Denami
Bed & Breakfast
  • Vestra-Geldingaholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 698-7090
Mosás 1
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
Turn Tower Klettar
Guesthouses
  • Klettar
  • 801 Selfoss
Guesthouse Flúðir
Guesthouses
  • Grund
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 565-9196, 896-1286, 896-7394
Arngrímslundur
Cottages
  • Skarð
  • 801 Selfoss
Þjórsárdalur Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 893-8889
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Guesthouse Heimaland
Farm Holidays
  • Landssveit
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-5787
Knarrarholt
Cottages
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6119, 864-6119
Private accommodation Fossnes
Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Skeidvellir Villa
Cottages
  • Skeiðvellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 896-6890, 487-6572
Steinsholt ferðaþjónusta
Guesthouses
  • Steinsholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6069, 863-8270, 847-7627
Mosás 4
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
Gardur Stay Inn
Hostels
  • Hvammsvegur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 853-3033
Galtalækur 2
Cottages
  • Galtalækur 2
  • 851 Hella
  • 861-6528, 487-6528
Birkikinn Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Birkikinn
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-0626
Flúðir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Hrunamannahreppur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 486-6535
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Mosás 3 cottages
Cottages
  • Holtabyggð 110
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 868-5751
Tower801 - appartment hotel
Guesthouses
  • Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-1731, 845-8843
Foss - Rangárþing ytra
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Laufskálar 2, 850 Hella
  • 487-5834 , 487-5434
Unastadir cottage
Cottages
  • Unastaðir í landi Reynifells lóð F-2
  • 851 Hella
  • 566-8914, 849-1216, 822-7055
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543
Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Unnarholtskot 3
Cottages
  • Unnarholtskot 3
  • 845 Flúðir

Others

Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
Núpshestar
Horse Activities
  • Breiðanes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 852-5930
Katla Adventure
Day Tours
  • Knarrarholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 823-6119
Hestakráin country hotel / Land og hestar
Guesthouses
  • Húsatóftir 2a
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5616, 895-0066
Steinsholt ferðaþjónusta
Guesthouses
  • Steinsholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6069, 863-8270, 847-7627
Secret Lagoon
Swimming Pools
  • Hvammsvegur
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 555-3351, 861-0237
Laugar Travel
Day Tours
  • Laugar
  • 845 Flúðir
  • 861-9682
Private accommodation Fossnes
Farm Holidays
  • Fossnes
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-6079
Núpsverk
Day Tours
  • Stóri-Núpur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 848-1618, 848-1620

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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