Árnessÿsla Travel Guide

  • Öxarárfoss waterfall as seen from above.
    Öxarárfoss waterfall as seen from above.
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Gullfoss

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Þingvellir

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Geysir

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Selfoss

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Hveragerði

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Skálholt

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Stokkseyri

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Eyrarbakki

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Laugarvatn

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Gullfoss

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

    Gullfoss Warnings and Dangers

    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 the guided tours have also run into difficulties here in winter...

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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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Þingvellir

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  • Lake Þingvallavatn.

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    Lake Þingvallavatn in the National park is the largest lake in Iceland 83,7 km2 large. There are 3 islands in the lake and the normal depth is 34 m with the deepest part being 114 m. Þingvellir is located on the mid-Atlantic ridge and there are a lot of rifts in the lake. Water runs from Öxarár river into the lake and underground water runs from...

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  • The national graveyard behind...

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    There is a national graveyard behind Þingvallakirkja church since 1939 and the great Icelandic poets Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) and Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940) are buried there.South-east of the church is Þingvallakirkjugarður graveyard with a lovely lichgate, which was raised there on the 150th anniversary of Þingvallakirkja church.

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  • Throwing coins into Peningagjá.

    Þingvellir Things to Do

    It has been a national tradition for hundred years to throw coins into Peningagjá (Money fault) and make a wish. This fault was earlier called Nikulásargjá, but changed its name due to this tradition. This tradition started after the fault was bridged when the Danish king Frederick VIII paid Iceland a visit in 1907. There are a myriad of coins in...

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Geysir

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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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  • Konungshver hot spring.

    Geysir Things to Do

    One of the hot springs in the Geysir area is called Konungshver or The King´s hot spring or The Royal hot spring. It is in the northwest end of the Geysir area above Geysir. It is named after the Danish king Christian IX, who visited Geysir in 1874 and was back then the king of Iceland.Its shaft is closed by stones which block it, so it doesn´t...

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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 under an ex-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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Skálholt

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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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  • 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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Stokkseyri

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  • The Hunting museum - A giraffe in...

    Stokkseyri Things to Do

    The Hunting 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 collection grew so much...

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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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  • The Ghost Centre - Draugasetrið.

    Stokkseyri Things to Do

    There is another museum in the same building as The Icelandic wonders museum, called The Ghost Centre. What can I say but: "Enter at your own risk". My mother and I got so spooked there that we left after room 6 - out of 24!! There are 24 rooms and you get a CD-player and head-set and listen to all the ghost-stories as you walk from room to room,...

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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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Laugarvatn

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  • Fontana spa

    Laugarvatn Things to Do

    Small but nice spa on Road No. 37 between Pingvellir and Geysir.Basic entrance approx £15 as of May 2013.Everything is outside, like often in Iceland. There is a very shallow warm pool, a small deeper pool a couple of celcius colder than the shallow pool, a big hot tub, a sauna and geothermal steam rooms.The latter are interesting as you can hear...

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  • Hotel Edda - ML Laugarvatn

    Laugarvatn Hotels

    Laugarvatn, Laugarvatn, 840, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Laugarvatn Views

    Laugarvatn Favorites

    During our stop at the rather un-scenic gas station, I was able to take a few photos of the rather scenic surroundings. The lake and pleasant landscape beyond was quite enjoyable to look at.

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