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Selfoss Things to Do

  • Kerið Crater

    Kerið is a crater lake about 15 km north of Selfoss just off Route 35. We visited during our Golden Circle Tour with Iceland Guided Tours. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago and is the northern end of a row of craters called Tjarnarhólar in the Grímsnes area. The oval-shaped crater is 270 m long, 170 m wide, and 55 m deep, with the water...

  • Mount Ingolfsfjall

    This huge mountain is situated just outside Selfoss. This is a huge and impressive mountain. If you want, you can drive partly around it. It is really nice to see the different kind of shades. Especially when there are clouds and sun.

  • Walk along the river Olfus.

    When you are in Selfoss, you can walk along the river Olfus. This river is massive. And there is a strong current in this river. You will have nice views to the other side of the river.

  • Visit Hveragerði Geothermal Area

    From August 2007:Hveragerði Geothermal Area is in the middle of Hveragerði. You can see several hot springs and fumaroles. If you are lucky you can see one of the springs bubble up, which I was told happens only once a day.

  • Visit Kerið Crater

    From August 2007:You can stop by Kerið Crater along the way to Gullfoss and Geysir from Hveragerði or Selfoss. The parking is signposted and is right next to the top of the crater.

  • Do a day trip driving around the "Golden...

    From August 2007:Do a day trip driving around the "Golden Circle". We stayed overnights in Hveragerði, started driving around 9:30am and got back to Selfoss around 5:30pm. Total driving time was about 3 1/2 hours, so we had plenty of time for each stop including some hiking. One of the roads was unpaved, but our small rental car was fine, no need...


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    What a wonderful place. I can't even tell you what the best part is of Hafið Bláa. The restaurant is right on the beach in beautiful South Iceland. So of course, the view is gorgeous. The building itself is completely unique. The inside is reminicent of being inside an old wooden ship. While the building itself is quite new - it is constructed so...

  • My favourite restaurant in Iceland

    A thai restaurant that also serves international dishes. Very relaxing athmosphere with good service and excellant food Lamb with cocos and chili.

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  • by Rike01 Updated May 19, 2010

    You can buy everything here which can be made out of wool. It is all handmade by local women.
    Call for opening hours or check the website.

    What to buy: e.g. sweater, gloves, scarfs, toys, hats

    What to pay: depends on what you purchased for a childrens scarf I paid approx 16EUR

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  • Pervasive mist

    The bottom part of the fall produces quite a lot of water mist, that produces amazing light reflections. However, the mist can be extremely pervasive, even when you are quite far from the water so make sure all equipment that doesn't like water is properly covered.

  • Top section of the fall

    The top section of the waterfall is interesting in itself as the water doesn't fall straight but bounces off rocks to produce a surprising display.

  • Get close

    There is a covered outcrop between the two falls that enables you to get close to the top part. Don't hesitate to do so but be carefull, the pathway is very slippery and you really don't want to end up in the water.


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