Information about Ölfus

 

Olfus is a area in Arnessysla county, with its boundaries at Olfusa in the east and the Hellisheidi plateau in the west.

The landscape of Olfus is characterised by much lava, and wetlands. There is strong geothermal activity in the area and earthquakes are frequent. Olfus stretches southwest towards sands and lava. 

The area offers good services and is noted for its greenhouse fruits and horse-riding tours. The towns Hveragerdi, Thorlakshofn and Arbaejarhverfi belong to Olfus, though Hveragerdi is a municipality of its own.

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Attractions nearby Ölfus

Þorlákshöfn

  Thorlakshofn is the main town of the Olfus district in South Iceland, located on the South Shore. It has a population of about 1400 people and...

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Arnarker

Arnarker is a 515 m (1,693 ft) long cave in the Leitarhraun lava field, north of the old road leading from Þrengsli towards Selvogur.  A...

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Raufarhólshellir

Photo from The Lava Tunnel | Raufarholshellir Caving Tour Raufarhólshellir is the fourth longest lava tube in Iceland at 1,360 metres (4,...

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Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki is a fishing village in south Iceland with a population of around 570 people, located at the end of the great Þjórsá&nb...

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Þrengsli and Þrengslavegur

Þrengslavegur is a road in Iceland that connects Route 1 to the towns along the southern coastline, whereas Þrengsli is a picturesque...

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Strandakirkja

  Ca. 15 minutes drive eastwards from Krysuvik, by the sea is the old church Strandakirkja in Selvogur. The sea waves there are breathtakin...

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Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri is a village of about 445 people in South Iceland, founded on the great Thjorsarhraun lava. In former times Stokkseyri was an important fis...

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Hellisheiði

  Hellisheidi is a lava plateau east of Reykavik, approximately 380 m high. Iceland's main highway, Route 1 passes through it, leading east....

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Hveragerði

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the southwest of Iceland. It is often nicknamed ‘the Earthquake Town’ or ‘the Hot Spr...

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Ring Road

Iceland has one main road: Route 1, or the Icelandic Ring Road. This ring road goes all around the island and is 1,332 kilometres long (828 miles), ...

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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition

Photo from the Geothermal Exhibition The Geothermal Energy Exhibition is an interactive museum on Iceland’s volcanic processes at Hellisheið...

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Hellisheiðarvirkjun

The Hellisheidi Power Station is the largest geothermal powerstation in Iceland and the second-largest in the world. The power station is located by...

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Kristnitökuhraun

Kristnitökuhraun is a lava field to the west of Hellisheiði plateau in southwest Iceland. The lava field formed during an eruption in the ye...

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Selfoss (town)

  Selfoss is a town of about 6,512 people in South Iceland (to the southwest), by the banks of the river Olfusa, one of the largest rivers in th...

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Þríhnúkagígur

Photo from Thrihnukagigar Volcano Tour Þríhnúkagígur is a dormant volcano in west Iceland, famous for its enormous magma c...

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Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur, the Valley of Steam, is a beautiful geothermal region close to the southern town Hveragerði. It is a popular place for hiking and h...

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Arnarhóll

Arnarhóll is a hill, situated on the eastern end of Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, and a district in the capital’s downtown area...

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Hengladalsá

Hengladalsa is a river in Southwest Iceland.  The river has its source by the Hengill area, from valleys Innstidalur, Middalur and Fremstidalur,...

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Ingólfsfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Bromr. Ingólfsfjall is a 551 metre (1807 feet) tall tuff mountain, named after the country&rsquo...

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Stóri-Bolli

Stori-Bolli is a crater south-east of Hafnarfjordur town about half an hour drive from Reykjavik. From this crater flowed the lava field Storabollahra...

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Tours near Ölfus

Meet the Icelandic Horse | 1-Hour Riding Tour

Make your Icelandic adventure a little bit more awesome by meeting the friendly Icelandic horse......

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Horse Riding Family Tour in South Iceland

Join an authentic Icelandic horse riding excursion and spend quality time with your family and......

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Horse Riding Day Tour in South Iceland

Join this extensive tour where you’ll get to discover the unspoilt Icelandic countryside on the......

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Horse Riding Tour on a Beach

Mount up and ride the Icelandic horse along a soft black sand beach in South Iceland.  The......

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Hot Spring Riding Tour

Take a close look at the hinterlands of southern Iceland to find some of its natural beauty and......

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Meet the Dogs|Kennel visit at Dog Sledding Iceland

Come and get a cuddle from the most darling fluffballs Iceland has to offer! At Dog Sledding......

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