The Vicinity of Reykholt

Hiking trails

Hiking trails

A hiking map of Reykholt has been published online. Please find the app "snorri" and download from App/Play store. Find "guided tours", find Reykholt and install. 

See also: Walk around the historical site Reykholt, which is based on this map.

Reynir Ingibjartsson has also published the book, Gönguleiðir í Borgarfirði og Dölum (Hiking trails in Borgarfjörður and the Dales). Reykjavík, Salka, 2014.

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The Swimming pool at Kleppjárnsreykir

The Swimming pool at Kleppjárnsreykir

The Swimming pool is open:

Summer opening june 4th to august 15th:

  • Every day 09:00 – 18:00

Vinter opening, august 16th to may 31st

  • Weekdays:  08:00 – 16:00. Also open on Thursdays 19:00 – 22:00
  • Saturdays:  Closed
  • Sundays:  13:00 – 18:00

Email: kleppjarnsreykja.laug@borgarbyggd.is
Telephone: 435 1140

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Krauma - Geothermal baths

Krauma - Geothermal baths

Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature we cool down the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok. Ok the was smallest glacier in Iceland. Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier in August 2019.

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Sturlureykir Horses/Visiting Horsefarm

Sturlureykir Horses/Visiting Horsefarm

Want to go horseback riding or just pet some beautiful icelandic horses. Sturlu-Reykir horsefarm is only a minutes drive west of Reykholt.

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Reykholtsdalur golf course (The Golf club Skrifla)

Reykholtsdalur golf course (The Golf club Skrifla)

Ideas for the construction of a golf course on the land Nes in Reykholtsdalur were sparked at a turning point in farming on the farm. Nes is a new farm divided from the land Skáney in 1937 and lies in the middle of the valley, about 2.5 km west of Reykholt by road 518. The golf course lies in the easternmost part of the land between the main road and Reykjadalsá. It is grown on old fields and grasslands. A stream falls over it in a landslide. Next to the road is a plain with shelterbelts, but closer to the river, the land is characterized by bays and hills.

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The Swimming pool at Húsafelli

The Swimming pool at Húsafelli

The swimming pool at Húsafell is one of the most popular activities in the area. It was originally built in 1965, but since then major improvements have been made to the pool and its surroundings. There are two pools, along with two hot tubs and a water slide.

In summer it is open every day, but in winter it is open on weekends. In December and January it is closed.

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Húsafell — golf course

Húsafell — golf course

The golf course at Húsafell is a member of the Golf Association of Iceland and the rules of the GSÍ apply to it.

The golf course is a 9 hole course designed by Hannes Þorsteinsson. The courses are along the banks of Kaldá and Stuttá, where the golfer has to take pains playing the game because in many places there are courses over water and it is often short to the forest. The first tee is below the pool. Course fees are paid in the pool house.

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Húsafell - Canyon baths

Húsafell - Canyon baths

A stunning hike through remote Icelandic wilderness ending with a
geothermal soak in pools nestled in a magnificent highland canyon.

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Pál Guðmundsson Art Museum in Húsafell

Pál Guðmundsson Art Museum in Húsafell

Paul says that he sees images in the rocks and that he often does not have to do much to make the images visible to others. These can be trolls, ghosts, occultists, animals and humans who hide and attract. He makes both rock prints and swell prints as well as splitting rocks to find hidden images inside them. These stones he calls rock sandwiches, but they can be of all shapes and sizes.

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Fishing

Fishing

Rivers in Borgarfjörður are many and rewarding. These include the main rivers, Norðurá and Hvítá, but many fishing rivers flow into them and around Borgarfjörður:

Flókadalsá, Geitá, Grímsá, Kaldá, Norðlingafljót, Reykjadalsá, Tunguá and Þverá.

Agricultural Museum of Iceland in Hvanneyri

Agricultural Museum of Iceland in Hvanneyri

In Hvanneyri is the Agricultural Museum of Iceland, a museum about the history of agricultural engineering in the 20th century.

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Borgarnes museum

Borgarnes museum

Four museums in one. Borgarnes museum consists of four different museums: Regional museum, natural history museum, library and art museum.

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Nature

Hot springs
Deildartunguhver
Árhver

Ár og fossar
Hvítá
Giljafoss
Rauðsgil
Hraunfossar
Barnafoss
Reykjadalsá

Jöklar
Eiríksjökull
Langjökull

Fjöll
Skáneyjarbunga
Strútur
Snældubjörg
Búrfell
Hafursfell

Visitor’s Reception’s Opening Hours

1 May – 31 August:
every day 10 – 17

1 Sept. – 30 April:
weekdays 10 – 17
Otherwise by arrangement.