Information about Óbyggðasetrið

Óbyggðasetrið, also known as the Wilderness Center, is a highland adventure hub which caters to those with a passion for the surrounding wild nature, and an interest in Iceland’s past.

It provides a variety of essential services, including accommodation in renovated and preserved old buildings, and homemade and locally produced food at its restaurant. Since June 2016, it has hosted an exhibition on life in and near the highlands, where visitors can walk up a 3 km (9842 ft.) valley, into old farm buildings that have been transformed into educational spaces. The Wilderness Centre also provides many tours in the area, such as guided hikes, horse rides, and multi-day treks through the incredible untouched nature.

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