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Guidebook for Katla Geopark

G.Helga

Guidebook for Katla Geopark

Food Scene
Our Café/Restaurant is in the same building as the guesthouse, beautifully decorated and cozy place, with good food and coffee!
Eldstó Art Cafe / Restaurant
Our Café/Restaurant is in the same building as the guesthouse, beautifully decorated and cozy place, with good food and coffee!
Parks & Nature
A nice little Forest, first trees planted on the Icelandic Independence day, 17. june 1944. If you are curious about what an Icelandic forest looks like.. or just want a nice picknick spot, surrounded by awe inspiring mountains, this place is worth checking out.
Tumastaðir
A nice little Forest, first trees planted on the Icelandic Independence day, 17. june 1944. If you are curious about what an Icelandic forest looks like.. or just want a nice picknick spot, surrounded by awe inspiring mountains, this place is worth checking out.
A beautiful river valley, nestled between glaciers and volcanoes. A breathtaking* 25km hike from Skógar leads this way, but a bus from Hvolsvöllur might be the go to option for many people. This location is not accessible all year round, consult local people before setting your eyes on Thórsmörk. *Breathtaking in both the senses of difficulty and beauty!
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Þórsmörk
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A beautiful river valley, nestled between glaciers and volcanoes. A breathtaking* 25km hike from Skógar leads this way, but a bus from Hvolsvöllur might be the go to option for many people. This location is not accessible all year round, consult local people before setting your eyes on Thórsmörk. *Breathtaking in both the senses of difficulty and beauty!
The essence of a Volcano, Hekla has frequently awoken in the past century and remains one of the countries most active volcanos. The paths to get to the base of the mountain are not very easy to find but for the hiking enthusiast, the challenge of Hekla is very worthwhile!
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Hekla
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The essence of a Volcano, Hekla has frequently awoken in the past century and remains one of the countries most active volcanos. The paths to get to the base of the mountain are not very easy to find but for the hiking enthusiast, the challenge of Hekla is very worthwhile!
A nice mountain hike with a spectacular view!
Þríhyrningur
A nice mountain hike with a spectacular view!
A popular spot for tourists and locals alike, great hiking trails and waterfalls abound!
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Skógafoss
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A popular spot for tourists and locals alike, great hiking trails and waterfalls abound!
A beautiful series of waterfalls, very near Hvolsvöllur
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Seljalandsfoss
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A beautiful series of waterfalls, very near Hvolsvöllur
Sóleimajökull is a popular location for a glacier hike, no need for a 4x4 to get there, just follow the main road until you see the sign!
Sólheimajökull
Sóleimajökull is a popular location for a glacier hike, no need for a 4x4 to get there, just follow the main road until you see the sign!
Eyjafjallajökull looms over Hvolsvöllur, clearly visible from the outside of Eldstó Guesthouse. This infamous glacial volcano set flights throughout Europe on hold when it erupted in 2010. The hike to Thórsmörk takes you right by it... but it's only a hike for the hard!
Eyjafjallajökull
Eyjafjallajökull looms over Hvolsvöllur, clearly visible from the outside of Eldstó Guesthouse. This infamous glacial volcano set flights throughout Europe on hold when it erupted in 2010. The hike to Thórsmörk takes you right by it... but it's only a hike for the hard!
Entertainment & Activities
Over a hundred year old swimming pool, heated by a continuous flow of natural geothermal water. No entrance fee, just a short hike from the parking place up the river valley. After hopping some stones to cross a few small streams, you will find the pool around a corner. A beautiful place to come and bathe, but there can be a lot of people there, so come either late or early! There are unheated changing rooms, but not divided by gender.
Seljavallalaug
Over a hundred year old swimming pool, heated by a continuous flow of natural geothermal water. No entrance fee, just a short hike from the parking place up the river valley. After hopping some stones to cross a few small streams, you will find the pool around a corner. A beautiful place to come and bathe, but there can be a lot of people there, so come either late or early! There are unheated changing rooms, but not divided by gender.
A friendly little hot pool, with a natural source of geothermal water. Once used by local farmers to clean their sheep, it is now a popular destination for those tourists and locals that know about the pool's existence!
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Hrunalaug
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A friendly little hot pool, with a natural source of geothermal water. Once used by local farmers to clean their sheep, it is now a popular destination for those tourists and locals that know about the pool's existence!
Nice pool with a swimming pool, 3 hot tubs and a slide for the kids
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Sundlaug/Swimming pool - Hvolsvöllur
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Nice pool with a swimming pool, 3 hot tubs and a slide for the kids