Hvolsvöllur

  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
  • Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland
    Hvolsvöllur is a village in the Sourhern Region in Iceland

The town of Hvolsvöllur has a bit of a unique history compared to all other towns and villages in Iceland.  It is an inland village and the only town in the country that neither stands by sea or a river. The town also traces its origin almost entirely to agriculture, when most towns and villages originate as trading posts or as a place for fishing by the shore.  Although its first buildings were built around a trading post and commercial activities for a local Coop society, it was also related to agriculture. Hvolsvöllur is also one of the most recent towns in Iceland mostly built in the fifties to the nineties. So it is a very recent settlement.

In the center of the Saga Njala and Eyjafjallajökull neightbour

Located on the Ring Road, approximately 100 kilometers from the capital, it is one of the first towns visitors stop when traveling eastwards from Reykjavík.  Nearby is the location of Iceland's most celebrated Sagas, Njála.  There are also some interesting tourist attractions and places of interest nearby, such as the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, the glacier/volcano Eyjafjallajokull and the Highland oasis Þórsmörk.

A town of agriculture and meat processing

Contrary to most towns and villages in Iceland the livelihood of the residents of Hvolsvöllur depends on agriculture and service related to agriculture and farming. Not on fishing and fish processing which is not surprising since the town is located in the middle of the largest agricultural are in Iceland. In recent years the tourist industry is growing and the number of businesses related to tourism in increasing. It is also the home of Iceland’s largest and best-known meat processing company SS is located in Hvolsvöllur which gives the town's economy a strong and stable foundation.

A good place to have your home

Today Hvolsvölllur is part of the municipal Rangárþing eystra. The municipal offers excellent service to its residents and has always been a good place to live.  The town has a good preschool, an excellent primary school, and secondary school, established in 1943.  The town has recently built a sports center, a swimming pool and has a community center.   

If you are going to visit the Southern Region in Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin the Hvolsvöllur region.

Below is the location of Hvolsvöllur on the map of Iceland

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the Southern Region. A tour from Reykjavík or Reykjanesbær by the airport. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

Ice cave

Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights

The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit.  This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.  As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.

 

South Region in Iceland
A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience

A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience 

It gives you a chance to store in your memory a place you rarely have an opportunity to visit anywhere else.  It is a visit under the edge of a glacier tongue located at Vatnajökull National Park. You are practically inside Europe’s largest glacier experiencing the interaction of light and ice in a breathtaking way that words can barely describe.

Southern Region Iceland
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

Global Warming and Climate change adventure tour in Iceland

With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour.  The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places.  Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature.  We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Geysir hot spring in Haukadalur

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.