Árnessÿsla Travel Guide

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    Öxarárfoss waterfall as seen from above.
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Gullfoss

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Geysir

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Þingvellir

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Selfoss

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Hveragerði

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Stokkseyri

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Skálholt

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Laugarvatn

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Eyrarbakki

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Tungufell

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Borg

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Gullfoss

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  • No clearing of the roads on Tuesdays and...

    Gullfoss Warnings and Dangers

    Clearing of the roads now takes place every day as far as I know.Just a word of warning, the roads to Gullfoss are not cleared of snow by the Road Administration of Iceland on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If it has been snowing a lot then this can cause a problem for visitors, especially those travelling on their own without guidance. But the buses on...

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  • Gullfoss Waterfall

    Gullfoss Things to Do

    Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is perhaps Iceland's most famous waterfall. And for good reason as it is amazing - comparable to Niagara in terms of size and power. It is part of the popular Golden Circle route, so it tends to be crowded. We visited Gullfoss with Iceland Guided Tours on the Golden Circle Tour. Gullfoss is actually two waterfalls, with...

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  • Faxi Waterfall

    Gullfoss Things to Do

    Faxi is a waterfall near Gullfoss and Geysir on the popular Golden Circle route. We visited this waterfall on our tour of the Golden Circle with Iceland Guided Tours. When we stopped, the tour guide told us this is the "small" one. Faxi is quite wide, but not real high - maybe 5 m or so. But nonetheless, it didn't seem like a small waterfall to me....

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Geysir

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  • Geysir - the original one.

    Geysir Things to Do

    Geysir itself, which is the best known geysir in the world and gives its name to all the other geysirs, started spouting after a big eartquake, Suðurlandsskjálftinn, in the 13th century. Geysir stopped erupting in 1915, but it must have been a sight to see as it went about 60 metres into the air, but Strokkur, which is now spouting with a regular...

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  • Hiking the mountain above the Geysir...

    Geysir Things to Do

    For an excellent view of the Geysir area a short hike up Mt. Laugafell is recommended. Start from Konungshver hot spring and you will pass a panorama disk - and cross a fence with steps. It is not a difficult hike and from up there is an excellent view. Not everybody hikes up on this hill, but a reasonable amount of tourists go there. On the other...

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  • Little Geysir - litli Geysir.

    Geysir Things to Do

    There are several small hot springs in the Geysir area, especially in the south end of the Geysir area. One of them is called Little Geysir (litli Geysir) and another one Smiður (the smith). Little Geysir is a small hole with bubbling water and Smiður is also always churning and bubbling. Sometimes soap is added to Smiður and it will spout up to 7...

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Þingvellir

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  • Þingvallabær farm.

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    Þingvallabærinn farm, which stands next to the Þingvallakirkja church, was built in 1930 on the 1000th anniversary of the oldest parliament in the world at Þingvellir, established in 930. It had originally 3 peaks (burstir) but 2 more were added to the burstabær farm in 1974 when we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Iceland.There...

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  • Þingvallakirkja church.

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    There has been a church at Þingvellir since the conversion in Iceland to Christianity in year 1000. The first church was erected here at Þingvellir in 1017 made from church-wood, which was a donation from the Norwegian King Olav Haraldsson. The king also donated a beautiful church bells.This site for a church at Þingvellir is either the first or...

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  • The model of Þingvellir at the Saga...

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    At the Saga Centre in Hvolsvöllur there is a model of Þingvellir, the oldest parliament in the world, created in 930. The model shows what Þingvellir might have looked like in the year 1000. It shows 600 meters of the main area of the parliament at Þingvellir where Alþingi took place for 2 weeks each summer.This model was created for the exhibition...

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Selfoss

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  • Kerið Crater

    Selfoss Things to Do

    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...

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  • Grimsborgir Guest House

    Selfoss Hotels

    Asborgir 30, Selfoss, 801, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Everything made out of Icelandic wool

    Selfoss Shopping

    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. e.g. sweater, gloves, scarfs, toys, hats depends on what you purchased for a childrens scarf I paid approx 16EUR

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Hveragerði

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  • A hot spring beneath a house.

    Hveragerði Things to Do

    In 1977 a house in Hveragerði started rising and elevated a couple of cm. A rift appeared in the floor, so big that one could put an Icelandic "króna" down the rift.Earlier a hot spring had opened up and started erupting in the kitchen of one house. This is a risk factor for the habitants living in Hveragerði. And during earthquakes when new hot...

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  • How to make use of a hot spring in...

    Hveragerði Things to Do

    Hveragerði is named after its numerous hot springs and the inhabitants of Hveragerði have found many ways to make use of their natural resources.In Hveragerði there has been a geothermal swimming pool since 1938, making it one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and this swimming pool was once the biggest swimming pool in the country. The...

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  • Reykjafoss waterfall and the wool...

    Hveragerði Things to Do

    The first sign of the development of the town of Hveragerði was back in 1902 when a wool factory was built by Reykjafoss waterfall in Varmá river. The wool factory was in operation from 1902-1914 or when the wool factory went bankrupt. The water from the river Varmá was harnessed to power the factory engines. There was another wool factory like...

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Stokkseyri

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  • The Hunting museum - A giraffe in...

    Stokkseyri Things to Do

    The Hunting museum/Wildlife museum in Stokkseyri (Veiðisafnið) is fantastic, much more than one expects. That in the small town of Stokkseyri such a museum can be found is extraordinary. The museum is the home of Páll Reynisson, hunter, see my picture, who opened his home to the public in 2004. He started out with 2 stuffed birds, but his...

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  • Stokkseyri - Þuríðarbúð - fisherman's...

    Stokkseyri Things to Do

    Þuríðarbúð is an old fisherman's hut which was built in 1949 (rebuilt in 2001) in the memory of Þuríður Einarsdóttir, foreman, and old ways of living. Þuríður was born in 1777 and went to sea at the age of 11 with her father and became a perfectly valid fisherman at the age of 17. She was a fisherman for over 50 years, 34 of them from Stokkseyri,...

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  • The Magic garden - Töfragarðurinn -...

    Stokkseyri Things to Do

    The Magic garden "Töfragarðurinn" is a family- and amusement-park located in Stokkseyri and there you can find many kinds of recreation for kids and adults alike. There are all kinds of Icelandic domestic animals at the garden, goats, Icelandic horses and the Icelandic dog, reindeers, rabbits, calves and sheep, wild foxes, kittens, pigs and...

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Skálholt

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  • The beautiful stained glass windows.

    Skálholt Things to Do

    I must add a tip on this - as it is breathtaking sitting in the church when the sun shines through the stained glass windows. The cathedral gets filled with beautiful colours - and the altarpiece of Jesus changes colours by the reflection from the stained glass windows. To me Skálholt is a very special place of worship, I feel lifted up every time...

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  • Excavation work at Skálholt.

    Skálholt Things to Do

    There is excavation work in process beside the Cathedral and a lot of interesting old relics have been found there. Earlier a stone-coffin was discovered during the excavation for the foundations for the church, of our bishop, Páll Jónsson who died in 1211, and that coffin is now on display in the church cellar. Artefacts which have been found...

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  • The exhibition in the cellar of Skálholt...

    Skálholt Things to Do

    A stone-coffin was discovered during the excavation for the foundations for the church at Skálholt, of our bishop, Páll Jónsson who died in 1211, and that coffin is now on display in the church cellar. The coffin is by far the most important old relic to be found at Skálholt. In the cellar there are also 2 Icelandic tombstones and foreign...

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Laugarvatn

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  • Mt. Laugarvatnsfjall

    Laugarvatn Things to Do

    Right in the middle of Laugarvatn hovers Mt. Laugarvatnsfjall. It is ca 501 metres above sea level.From the top of Laugarvatn the view is amazing - or so I have been told, as I do not climb mountains. The easiest way to climb the mountain is from the Post Office (Póstur og sími).Not much of a tip, I know, but I am learning about mountains and will...

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  • Hotel Edda - ML Laugarvatn

    Laugarvatn Hotels

    Laugarvatn, Laugarvatn, 840, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Laugarvatn and the hot springs.

    Laugarvatn Things to Do

    Laugarvatn is a pure geothermal area. There are hot springs even in the lake and on the waterside. What we Icelanders do when visiting Laugarvatn is to go down to the lake in one area to see the "bubbles". My photos are from that area "the bubble area". Right on the waterside is a hot spring, which is bubbling in some parts. One must take care when...

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Eyrarbakki

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  • Great coffee with a wonderful view!

    Eyrarbakki Restaurants

    Bakkabrim is a family run café in a small wooden hut by the sea in Eyrarbakki. Emphasis on local and organic produce. Serves light lunch, cakes, snacks and quality fresh-ground espresso. All coffee and tea is fair-trade and organic. Very eco-friendly, all take-away packaging is bio-degradable (even the lids and cutlery are made of maize-starch!)The...

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  • Eyrarbakki Maritime Museum

    Eyrarbakki Things to Do

    Life in an Icelandic south coast fishing village in the old days could be very harsh. The weather was capricious and the sea unforgiving. The boats were open oar boats and designed for use in the South Iceland fishing hamlets where natural harbours were generally bad and unprotected. Although the fishermen did not have long to go the journey back...

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  • The old school

    Eyrarbakki Restaurants

    The house was built in 1880 for the primary school, which had been established in the community in 1852. In 1913 it became a family owned guesthouse and later on assumed other roles. In 1995 it was refurbished and turned into a cafý/restaurant. Lefolii is the family name of a Danish merchant once powerful in the village. They specialize in seafood...

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Borg

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  • The Only Coffee House in Town

    Borg Restaurants

    We didn't have time to eat or drink here, but it looked quite interesting. It also appeared to be the only restaurant in Borg. I would have loved to try it, though.

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  • Borg Church

    Borg Things to Do

    I obviously don't have much information on this, but the church looked rather interesting from a distance. At the very least, it's an excuse to show this nice photo. ;)

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  • Dog Days of Borg

    Borg Favorites

    As I've mentioned before, wherever we go, we are usually quite popular with the four-legged locals. Our brief stop in Borg was no exception. This four-legged local really took a liking to Sara, ambushing her as she tried to take some pictures. Fortunately, I had my own camera and was able to capture the encounter for posterity.

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