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Árni Þorvaldsson

Travel Guide for the Cabin by the river

Stay in the Icelandic country side and get away from all the city lights, noise and experience the amazing fresh air.

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Practical Information

Information about the area around the Cabin

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Árni:Supermarket in Hveragerði. Useful if coming from Reykjavik or the Airport.
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Bónus & Hagkaup
Árni:The closest grocery store is in Selfoss.
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Árni:Restaurant by the same river as the cabin. Just follow the river down the road and it will be on the left.
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Sundhöll Selfoss
Árni:The closest swimming pool with a selection of hot tubs
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Secret Lagoon Hot Spring
Árni:Since you have a car you might stop by there if you are doing the golden circle.
Image - Friðheimar: The Perfect Golden Circle Lunch Stop
A visit to the greenhouses of Friðheimar and a very yummy tomato soup
Árni:Everyone loves this place! Also a good stop for the golden circle.
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A Guide To Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle
Árni:Golden Circle self-drive tour.
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General recommendations

These are my recommendations of things to do, guided experiences and local insights.

Image - Jokulsarlon in Winter
A Guide to Travelling Iceland in Winter
Árni:Check this out if you are traveling in the winter time
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$ 123
Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull National Park
Árni:A bit of a drive away but if you are heading in that direction you could check it out.
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$ 199
Northern Lights & Secret Lagoon
Árni:A lot of the times you can see the northern lights from the cabin. But why not make a trip of it!
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The Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike on Your Own
Árni:You can do this hike on your own

My personal travel tips

Here are some of the recommendations for the area.

Driving direction

  • Highway 1 - In the direction of Selfoss.
  • Turn left on Road 35 (Biskupstungnabraut) before entering Selfoss
  • Turn left on Road 350 (Sign says Torfastaðir)
  • Turn right where there is a sign saying "Bíldsfell" 
  • Follow that road to the river without turning.
  • GPS coordinates for the cabin: 64°03'17.9"N 20°59'11.6"W

Road conditions during winter



Wonderguide map

  1. Bónus
  2. Bónus & Hagkaup
  3. Þrastalundur
  4. Sundhöll Selfoss
  5. Secret Lagoon Hot Spring
  6. Food & Farm Tour in Hvalfjordur
  7. Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull National Park
  8. Northern Lights & Secret Lagoon

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