SOUTH ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE
How to get there
The small town Hvolsvollur, one of the
few inland located towns, started developing in the thirties, when most of
the streams and rivers in the Southwestern Lowlands had been bridged. The
inhabitants base their livelihood mainly on services rendered to the
agricultural surroundings, the meat processing for the
domestic market and tourism. The town is situated in one of the most
important Saga regions of the country, with some of the main stages of the
renowned Njal's Saga. Those who are interested in the Icelandic Sagas
should not miss visiting the Njala Centre in town.
Salmon and trout fishing in the nearby, prolific rivers is very rewarding.
The Bus company Kynnisferdir ltd. offers daily tours to Thorsmork in summer,
Saga tours in the area and scheduled services to the capital.
If you are travelling to the east from
Hvolsvollur, you should take a look at the current road and weather
conditions in Mt Pass Vikurskard.
distance from the capital is about 106 km.
13 km Hella
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