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Snorrastofa Reykholt

Reykholt, 320 Reykholt í Borgarfirði

Reykholt is one of Iceland's most renowned historical sites where some of the finest works of Old Icelandic literature were written.

Snorrastofa, a cultural - and medieval centre, founded in memory of Snorri Sturluson,and situated in his ancient homestead at Reykholt. Snorrastofa manages various research projects and provides reception and information for travelers, historical exhibitions, guided tours and lectures. Books on history and culture, Icelandic handicraft and souvenirs are available in the shop.

Guest accommodation for scholars and facilities for conferences and gatherings

Concerts in the church of Reykholt.

Opening hours Weekdays:
Saturdays: Sundays:
May 1st - August 31st:
10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
1st September - April 30th:
10:00-17:00 Closed Closed
Open on request during winter weekends.


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Skaftfell Center for Visual Art

Austurvegur 42, 710 Seyðisfjörður

Skaftfell Center for Visual Art is situated in Austurvegur 42 in Seyðisfjörður, in a grand timber house built-in 1907. The house contains the Skaftfell gallery and bookshop on the middle floor, the artist residency apartment on the top floor, and the Skaftfell Bistro and library on the ground floor.

Skaftfell's role is to present, discuss, and encourage the development of contemporary art in East Iceland. The center was founded in the year 1998 by a group of art enthusiasts, the Skaftfell Group, in memory of the artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) who lived and worked in Seyðisfjörður for periods of time during the last decade of his life. In the Skaftfell Bistro you can find many of his prints and artist books on display.

Skaftfell is an important meeting point for artists and locals. The art center's activities involve exhibitions and events throughout the year, alongside an international artist residency program and an art education program. Every year Skaftfell organizes and hosts seminars with art students in collaboration with the Icelandic Art Academy and other schools and institutions on all school levels. Skaftfell is also the guardian of a minuscule house in Seyðisfjörður, Geirahús, previously owned by the local naive artist Ásgeir Emilsson (1931-1999). Now a tiny museum, Geirahús can be visited by appointment. Another artwork to visit is Tvísöngur, a sound sculpture on the hills of the fjord, developed by Lukas Kühne with Skaftfell in 2012.

Since its foundation, Skaftfell has hosted a large number of exhibitions and projects by international, national and local artists, with an emphasis on contemporary art. Skaftfell has an important role in the area as a provider of information and education about art and art-related subjects. In 2013 Skaftfell received the Icelandic Eyrarrósin award for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area.

For opening hours please visit our website

For more information please contact us: skaftfell@skaftfell.is or by phone 00354 4721632.

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Kakalaskáli

Kringlumýri, 560 Varmahlíð

Open Daily from June 1st. Hrs: 13-17 everyday except on Mondays.

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Katla Visitor Center

Víkurbraut 28, 870 Vík

In the old heart of Vík, you will find the historical Brydebúð building, housing Katla Visitor Center.

Encounter the geology of Katla UNESCO Global Geopark in the Katla exhibition. Feel the various textures of local minerals including volcanic ash dating back to 1860; and learn about volcanic eruptions in the infamous Katla volcano.

Discover the history of shipwrecks and disasters on the black beaches of South Iceland and get to know the lucky ship Skaftfellingur at Hafnleysa Maritime Museum. Put yourselves in the shoes of fishermen fighting the waves of the harborless south coast.

Learn how best to experience Vík and Mýrdalur region at our information center. Shop local produce and explore Vík by participating in the Vík Treasure Quest or tour the brand new Vík Culture Walk. Maps of the area with all its exciting outdoor opportunities are available here!

Eftirtaldir aðilar eru ekki skráðir þátttakendur í Ferðagjöf:

Snaefellsjokull National Park

Malarrif, 360 Hellissandur

The Visitor´s Centre is full of information and facts about life around the Glacier. The theme of the display is the fishermen of the ancient fishing stations in the area and their use of nature as a means of livelihood.

All senses are appealed to as guests are encouraged to taste, smell and try out various parts of the display. It is possible for visitors of any age to find something fun and interesting to do at the Visitor´s Centre.

The Snæfellsjökull National Park is the first national park in Iceland, the boundaries of which reach out into the sea. Indeed, in many people's opinion, it is high time the sea and shore were given their due respect. After all, Icelanders have lived close to the ocean from the time of the Settlement in the 9th century and the Park's uniqueness has its roots in the harmony between man and sea.

The park is perfect for exploring the adventurous world of the ocean, coastline and beach, seabirds and other life in and around the sea. Allthough the marine factor is the pride of the Park, it is also a marvel for those interested in geology - and especially volcanology. Conditions for bird watching are good; birdlife is abundant both by the coast and in the lowlands. Snæfellsjökull glacier is also famous for the great powers and energy that many spiritually minded people sense when close to it. It is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth.

Click here to see the opening hours

Kaffi Kú

Garður, 601 Akureyri

We offer entertainment, good coffee, food directly from the farm and many different kinds of waffles. What makes our cafe different from others is the entertainment, location and the interior view. You can watch 300 cows and calves in a relaxed environment where the cows lie on mattresses, go to massage and get milk when they want. Come and experience one of the most beautiful countryside areas in the country. Unique experience for everyone! Kaffi Kú is located only 10 to 12 minutes' drive from Akureyri.

Click here to see a live feed from the cows

Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur, 701 Egilsstaðir

Snæfellsstofa is the information center for the eastern territory of Vatnajökull National Park. It is situated at Skriðuklaustur in an environmentally friendly building. The house itself is the first of its kind in the country. It is designed and built according to environmentally sound standards (BREEAM).

In Snæfellsstofa you can find an exhibition about nature and wildlife in the area, multimedia and activities for children. Souvenir shop with focus on local products, coffee sale and internet on site. Free admission.

Vatnajökull National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Europe. It was established in 2008 and covers an area of around 14000 square kilometers which is about 14% of the surface of Iceland. The glacier covers about half of the Park, offering a unique interplay between fire and ice, volcanic activity, glacial and geological formations and waterfalls. The Park contains many areas of historical interest and an extraordinary variety of landscapes which contain some of the nation´s greatest natural treasures. It occupies a very important place in the world of natural science, due to, among other things, the dynamic interaction between fire and ice, which is still very much at work today.

For opening hours, please visit this website here.

Þórbergssetur

Hali, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði

The Þórbergur Centre was established in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarsson (1888 - 1974), who was born in Hali in Suðursveit. The centre includes a heritage museum and unique exhibitions of the district Sudursveit and the writer Þórbergur Þórðarson, his life and work. The Thorbergur Centre is by road number 1, the Ring Road. only 13 km further east from Jökulsárlón.

Open all year round, every day from 8-21.

Our restaurant offers local food from the farm and the Vatnajökull region.

POWERING THE FUTURE

Ljósafoss, 805 Selfoss

Landsvirkjun's energy exhibition is located in Ljósafoss Power Station, and is about a 50 minute drive from Reykjavík.

The exhiberition is intactive with an emphasis on play and experience. It offers guests a glimpse into the world of electricity as well as being introduced to the renewable and sustainable energy generation methods used by Landsvirkjun.

Open every day in the summer from 10:00-17:00, free admission.

Segull 67 Brewery

Vetrarbraut 8, 580 Siglufjörður

We are a small family owned craft brewery located in fishing village of Siglufjörður, Iceland, my grandfather, my father and I, as well as the family helps out. The brewhouse is in an old fish factory that we have designed and adapted. Segull means magnet in Icelandic and we are connecting it to the magnet needle (magnetic noth) in the compass. The magnetic needle always turns north no matter where you are. 67 has long been a lucky numer in the family, my great grandfather drove his truck with the number F67 and my grandfather sailed the seas with the boat number SI67.

We do brewery tours with craft beer tasting.

Ölvisholt brewery

Ölvisholt, Flóahreppur, 803 Selfoss

Ölvisholt brewery is a craft brewery located near Selfoss in South Iceland. We craft various exciting beers from quality ingredients. Book a brewery tour and beer tasting at https://www.olvisholt.is/visit.html

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre

Garðvegur 1, 245 Suðurnesjabær

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre is a regional institute of natural research and is based in Sandgerði. It was established in the year 2000 and is one of eight regional Nature Centres in Iceland.

The institutes main focus is on ecology of marine invertebrates, exotic species in Icelandic waters, avian studies, and shoreline monitoring. The centre is also involved in various teaching programs for all educational levels.

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre shares research facilities and housing with The Sudurnes Science and Learning Center and The University of Iceland's Research Centre in Sudurnes and are many of the researches done in collaboration between the institutes.

Duus Museum - Cultural Center

Duusgata 2-8, 230 Reykjanesbær

Duus Museum is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær where you can experience diverse exhibitions and cultural activities all year round.

The museum houses exhibition halls for the Art Museum of Reykjanesbær and Heritage Museum of Reykjanesbær which offer new and exciting exhibitions throughout the year. The Reykjanes Maritime Center displays a collection of over 100 model boats built by the skipper Grímur Karlsson. A Tourist Information and Reykjanes Geopark Visitor Center are also located in the museum.

We are open every day from 12:00 - 17:00.

Skaftárstofa Visitor Centre, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Klausturvegur 10, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur

In Kirkjubæjarklaustur the Tourist Information Office is situated in Skaftárstofa, on your left hand as you drive through the village.

Exhibition about the moss


Documentary Films:

Eruption in Grímsvötn 2011

Western part of Vatnajökull National Park

Opening hours in 2020

Participant in VAKINN Iceland tourism's official quality assurance organization

Aurora Basecamp

Bláfjallavegur (Road 417), 221 Hafnarfjörður

Aurora Basecamp is a one-of-a-kind facility, offering guests the chance to experience a real-time, indoor simulation of the Northern Lights, in a warm and relaxing environment. From there, our expert guides lead you out into the Icelandic night, and if the conditions are right you'll get breathtaking views and photos of the real thing!

Located just 20 minutes from Reykjavik, Aurora Basecamp provides a comfortable and inviting setting for the perfect Northern Lights experience.

KVIKAN - House of Culture and Natural Resources

Hafnargata 12a, 240 Grindavík

In order to enjoy a couple of visits to the Blue Lagoon it makes a lot of sense to stay overnight in the nearby fishing community of Grindavík, on
the south side of the Reykjanes peninsula, Grindavik is worth a visit on its own. This is a pleasant area to do some hiking (for all levels), followed by a refreshing swim at the local pool. Settled in the year 934, the town has remained one of the main sources of salted fish in Iceland. Now there are approximately 2500 inhabitants, most of whom base their livelihoods on fishing and fish-related industries.
Grindavík's illustrious history goes back to when it was a major trading centre during the Middle Ages in the booming Hanseatic period. It was raided by pirates many times and has been the site of many ship- wrecks over the ages. There is a statue dedicated to the families of local fishermen lost at sea, but even more poignant are the remains of two more recent shipwrecks and their memorials along a circular hike around the town. There is still an active fishing fleet in Grindavík and most of their catches go to the local factory that specialises in processing salted fish for export.
In the late 19th century, salted fish was to Iceland what oil is to Saudi Arabia, and indeed, the image of a golden cod was on Iceland's original coat of arms. As you stroll along one of the best harbours in Iceland, you will arrive at the Icelandic Saltfish Museum, where you can learn more about the industry that is an important element in Iceland's economic development and prosperity. It opened in 2002 and is dedicated to the history of the salt fish, with a vividly depicted exhibition on the struggle for survival, which is a metaphor for the country as well as the salt fish industry.
The saltfishmuseum is located only a few minutes away from the Blue Lagoon. Visitors are guided through the museum with a CD player and
can choose between Icelandic, English, German and French. Caféteria.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
May 15th - September 15th 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
September 16th - May 14th 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Also open on request for groups.

Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Skaftafell

Skaftafellsstofa , 785 Öræfi

Skaftafellsstofa is an information and education centre where visitors can find answers to their questions about the Skaftafell area, along with information about hiking trails, accommodation and nearby recreational options. The centre has an exhibition room with a film about the soutside of Vatnajökull National Park.

At the campsite there is WC, (also for disabled), running water (hot & cold), shower, gift shop, cafeteria, coach service, service station, walking paths, hiking guide, outdoor grills, washing machine. Exhibition showing the geology of the National Park. Service station close by and various other opportunities. For information ask at the service desk. The camping ground is open all year round

Sagnagarður Visitor Centre

Gunnarsholt, 851 Hella

Visit Sagnagarður the visitor centre of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. Sagnagardur, provides an easy to understand and evocatively presented exhibition of the battle to restore the soil and vegetation of Iceland. Visitors seeing the exhibition will gain a better appreciation of the land as they travel around Iceland. The effects of volcanic eruptions, huge floods and strong winds, along with public scepticism about trying to reduce the effects of the forces of nature, set the scene for the difficult but necessary task of stabilising the land and making it productive. The work of the pioneers in land reclamation is highlighted to give the story a really human dimension.

The Visitor Centre Sagnagardur is in South Iceland, 9 km from Route 1. Distances in km from Sagnagarður to: Reykjavík 110, Hella 11 and Hvolsvöllur 22. Look for road sign with Gunnarsholt / Sagnagarður 2 km east of Hella. Road 264.

Map of the area

Open daily 1/6 - 31/8 from 10-17.

Access is free unless you require guidance. You have book it in advance If you require a guided tour.

Please call 488 3000 to book a guided tour and get more information.

Þjórsárstofa

Árnes, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur, 801 Selfoss

Þjórsárstofa

Þjórsárstofa is a visitor centre with information about the area, services and entertainment, the people and history, land and nature. In Þjórsárstofa visitors can view short films free of charge. One has the river Þjórsá as the main theme and shows the beautiful scenery from were it springs from under the Hofsjökull glacier and flows into the Atlantic ocean. The other short film shows the bright northern lights over Iceland.

Food and drinks

Árnes community centre has halls, restaurant and café/bar which serves a delicious local food such as breakfast, lunch, coffee and homemade cakes during the summer season. Our facilities hold 70 seats but can expand for bigger groups if ordered in advance

The farmer´s market

In Árnes community center is a small farmers market with local meet, sweets, jewellery and some more interesting things made by neighbours in the area.

The camp site

Þjórsárdalur valley where you find many natural wonders, historic sites and diverse nature. The camp site has spacious green flat with 36 electrical connectors. Also, there are a good side areas including a flat right by the pool, which can accommodates smaller groups. Toilets, showers and washing machine. Hall indore available for group gathering. In Árnes you find a bistro and a café, farmers market, swimming pool, football field, hostel and a shop. Also the Þjórsárstofa visitor centre, a information centre and a multimedia exhibition about Þjórsá river and surrounding area.

Ölverk Pizza & Brewery

Breiðamörk 2, 810 Hveragerði

Making small batch craft beers from brewery that is powered with geothermal energy and making high quality fire baked pizza has been perfected at Ölverk brewpub. Ölverk is located neatly in the Golden Circle route and is only a 35 minutes drive away from Reykjavik.

The unique use of geothermal energy in the brewing process at Ölverk brewery makes it a must stop for everyone who likes good craft beer and are a planning a trip to the South region of Iceland.

The motivation behind Ölverk lies in deep passion for premium wood fired pizza and fine craft beer. Ölverk is family and locally owned, run by Laufey and her fiancé Elvar. They are a young local couple, with two sons, who together with Ragnar make a well balanced team with great future ambitions for their.Their reputation for local welcoming atmosphere, excellent high-quality craft beer and pizza has spread widely since opening in the spring of 2017.

Ölverk offers tours where the history of beer in Iceland discuss, geothermal activity in the Hengill area and the use of geothermal energy here in Hveragerði as well as in the whole of Iceland. The main focus of the tour, however, is the story of Ölverk, and our own special brewing process as the Each guest gets to taste four different Ölverk beers during their tour. Our traditional brewery tour lasts 30-40 minutes and needs to be booked in advance.

Ásbyrgi Visitor Centre, Ásbyrgi

Gljúfrastofa - Ásbyrgi National Park, 671 Kópasker

Gljúfrastofa is the Visitor and Information Centre for the Northern Territory of Vatnajökull National Park. The visitor centre also houses a souvenir shop. The interesting exhibition on geology and the nature of Jökulsárgljúfur canyon and its environs graphically informs guests about plate boundaries, volcanism, biospheres and habitats, the power of glacial floods, the formation of Ásbyrgi canyon, and the interaction of humans with the might of nature. Considered by many to be the country's best exhibition on Icelandic nature, it interactively allows the visitor to feel, smell and try out the assorted objects.

The Visitor Centre is a perfect starting point for those who plan to visit Jökulsárgljúfur and its surroundings. Interesting natural attractions within Jökulsárgjúfur are Ásbyrgi, Hljóðaklettar, Hólmatungur and Dettifoss.

Opening hours 2020:
January*/February/March: weekdays 11:00-15:00
April: weekdays 11:00-15:00
May: 10:00-17:00
Júne/Júly/August: 9:00-18:00
September: 10:00-17:00
October: 10:00-16:00
November/December*: 11:00-15:00 virka daga
*Closed December 19, 2020 until January 5, 2021

Reykjanes Geopark visitor center

Duusgata 2-8, 230 Reykjanesbær

The Reykjanes geopark visitors' center is located in the Duus museum, Reykjanesbæ. The visitors' center has an exhibition on the geology of the Reykjanes peninsula and its unique geology. A great place to get information about what you are seeing and experiencing when traveling in Reykjanes.

The opening hours of the visitor center is the same as for the Duus museum. All the relevant information can be found on their webiste: www.duusmuseum.is

Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center

Kaupvangur 17, 700 Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðastofa Vistor Center is located at Egilsstaðir camping site. It provides information about travelling in the Egilsstaðir area and about the available services. They has answers to various questions about the area.