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Olafsvellir

Is Olafsvellir missing from your travel bucket list? Hardly surprising! It's off the beaten path, but still worth going to.

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Olafsvellir is approximately 40 miles from the major city of Reykjavik.

Also, remember that Kjarnholt is home to Gullfoss Waterfall. Kjarnholt is only 20 miles northeast of Olafsvellir.

Go on a day trip to Blaskogabyggd, a nearby destination only 19 miles to the north of Olafsvellir. While you're there, visit Geysir Hot Springs.

Grab your hat and head 40 miles west to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. It's a scenic destination to take it easy.

Outdoorsy types will delight in the beautiful natural attractions of South Iceland. Hjalparfoss is 20 miles from Olafsvellir, while Strokkur is only 20 miles away.

Wouldn't you like a winter wonderland? The powdery slopes of Skalafell Ski Area are merely 30 miles away from the city.

Urridafoss Waterfall and Kerid Crater are wonderful sights in Kiðjaberg, a locality 7 miles away. You could also stop by Skalholt Cathedral and Þingvellir National Park in Laugaras. This destination sits 7 miles from Olafsvellir.

Travel 20 miles west from Olafsvellir to get to Hveragerdi. There's so much to see and do there, such as Listasafn Árnesinga, LA Art Museum and Geothermal park. And if there's still time, some other great places are Hveragerdi Church and Raufarhólshellir.

Trying popular food and drink is a great way to to acquaint yourself with a region's culture and traditions.

Lamb and root vegetables are a couple of local ingredients that you'll have many opportunities to try.

Saltfiskur (dried and salted fish) and harofiskur (jerky type fish) are popular meal choices for vacationers and local diners alike.

Those who always seem to find some space for dessert might like to try mondlukaka (almond cake).

If you're planning to visit on the 17th of June, you should get ready to party. Each year on this day, the entire country comes together and celebrates Independence Day.

Every vacation must eventually come to an end. However, the memories you make in this gorgeous region will last a lifetime.

Once you're ready to catch your flight, keep in mind that the handiest airport is approximately 60 miles to the west.


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Fosshotel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla

Brjansstadir, Selfoss
4.1
of 5, from 67 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Olafsvellir, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Skalholt Cathedral, Urridafoss Waterfall and Skalholt Historical Site. Selfoss Church and Tre Og List are also within 25 miles (40 km).

£138
Frost and Fire

Frost and Fire

Hverhamar, Hveragerdi
4.6
of 5, from 257 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverfront, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Hveragerdi Church and Geothermal park. LA Art Museum and Reykjadalur Valley are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£349
Hotel Grimsborgir

Hotel Grimsborgir

Asborgir 30, Selfoss
4.6
of 5, from 109 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Kerid Crater and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Selfoss Church. Nesjavellir and LA Art Museum are also within 16 miles (25 km).

£80
Stracta Hótel Hella

Stracta Hótel Hella

Rangárflatir 4, Hella
4.3
of 5, from 334 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Hella Golf Course and 8 mi (12.8 km) from Saga Centre. Seljalandsfoss is 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

£55
Vatnsholt - Guest House

Vatnsholt - Guest House

Vatnsholti 2, Selfoss
4.1
of 5, from 133 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Villingaholt, this guesthouse is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Urridafoss Waterfall and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Selfoss Church. Skalholt Historical Site is 28.3 mi (45.6 km) away.

£80
Minniborgir Cottages

Minniborgir Cottages

Minni-Borg, Selfoss
4.6
of 5, from 89 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this apartment is 5 mi (8.1 km) from Kerid Crater and within 12 miles (20 km) of Skalholt Historical Site and Skalholt Cathedral. Selfoss Church and Turf House are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£88
Hotel Vos

Hotel Vos

Nordur-Nyjabae, Thykkvibaer, Hella
4.8
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Hella Golf Course, Lava Centre and Saga Centre. Urridafoss Waterfall and Tre Og List are also within 32 miles (52 km).

£60
Hótel Borealis

Hótel Borealis

Efri-Bru, Selfoss
4.5
of 5, from 89 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Kerid Crater and 10.9 mi (17.6 km) from Nesjavellir. Thingvellir National Park and Selfoss Church are also within 16 miles (25 km).

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