Hvolsvollur is conveniantly located in the middle of the major tourist attractions in Iceland and a great base for exploration of many of the geological wonders Iceland has to offer. Here below you can find practical information about attractions, accommodation, restaurants and activities in the vicinity of Hvolsvollur.
- Must visit places in Hvolsvollur
- Tours from Hvolsvollur
- Places to stay in Hvolsvollur
- Places to eat in Hvolsvollur
Located 106 km from the capital city of Reykjavik, Hvolsvollur can be reached in about 90 minutes from Reykjavik, or just over two hours from Keflavik airport. From Hvolsvollur you can then start your excursions to many of the magnificent volcanoes and waterfalls that surround the town. From the panoramic roof top of LAVA center you can see at least 7 active volcanoes, including the infamous gateway to Hell Hekla volcano and the legendary Eyjafjallajökull volcano which grounded all flight traffic in Europe back in May 2010.
Ring road 1, the 1300 km long Iceland’s main road that goes a full circle around the island, goes straight through the village. It is a service hub for the neighbouring country side and a center for tourism in the region with museums, hotels, restaurants, fuel stations and tour operators, making it a perfect base for your exploration of South Iceland. Within 15-60 min drive you can reach the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar islands, the waterfalls Skógarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Gullfoss, the hot springs at Geysir, Thorsmork nature reserve, Sólheimajökull glacier and the black beach of Reynisfjara, all among the best known landmarks of the country.
Hvolsvollur is a quiant little town with 900 inhabitants that was built as a service center for the agriculture in the region. The town has a well-planned green area where you can picnic with your family members. Every summer, an outdoor interactive exhibition is organized by local photographers in the park.
Since Hvolsvollur is a tourism hotspot you will be able to find a bank, a tourist information centre, a post office, a healthcare centre, gas stations, and a fully equipped sports centre in this small idyllic, Icelandic village.