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Hvolsvöllur (Iceland)

Practical information on Hvolsvöllur

  • Museums
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
103 km from Reykjavik by car and bus
When to go
Between May and October
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Hvolsvöllur

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A city in the south, along route number 1, which offers some accommodation and places to eat.

My suggestion:
If you are in the area, try a pizza at the Gallery restaurant!
My review

Larger than Hella, I found the village of Hvolsvöllur to have less charm, but like every important town between Reykjavik and Vik, it may provide an interesting option for those who want to discover the region and even to stay a few days to discover Skogar and Landmannalaugar, for example.

Hvolsvöllur is the home of the Saga Centre, an interesting museum which retraces the history of the Sagas (only open between May and September). I really liked the reconstitutions of scenes and the objects on display in relation to the time of the Vikings and the first inhabitants of the island. 

Finally, if you want to draw a cross on Icelandic food for a day, the Gallery offers very good pizza, much to the delight of the locals!

Tours and travel ideas Hvolsvöllur

  • Off the beaten track
Best of the West
Length 9 days Approx. $2,410
  • Highlights
Winter road trip for families
Length 8 days Approx. $1,200
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