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- impressive crater with a short hike around the top and an easy set of steps down into the crater. located right off a main road and easy to get toWritten 20 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- several active geyers that erupt on a regular basis. a short easy walk from parking. this is the site where all geyers worldwide take their nameWritten 20 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Had amazing weather and were the only people to walk to the Volcano view point on path B. Fabulous view. Just watch out for the payments in the carpark ... the camera's are hidden!! so make sure you pay!!Written 5 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We had some extra time so we visited this hydroelectric plant . Interesting and well done. We were the only ones there and I think we felt satisfied after a 15 minute visit. Worth seeing.Written 23 June 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Now here is a rareness worth your time. Reaching not so far back in Iceland´s history when we were dwellers of earth-holes rarely have these housings been kept. The proprietor, a man in his early sixties, lived there as a young boy with his grandparents. That close in time. For people interested in Icelandic culture and history as well as architecture: a must see.Written 8 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Historic cathedral with a crypt below. Wish there was more information available as it’s such an important piece of history. Centuries of cathedrals have been built here. There’s even a hidden entrance from the field into the crypt. It’s a nice stop along the Golden Circle route.Written 1 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This brewery tour was so much fun! We got a little tour of the brewery and tasted all the beers they had, and we could drink as much as we wanted all evening, we would have stayed longer if we had the time, def coming back there!!Written 25 July 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We have been here every evening of our visit. There are a variety of swimming pools for serious swimmers and playing as well as a range of different temperature hot tubs, a steam room and sauna. Tickets are over 1000kr an adult but you can buy 10 for just over 4000kr which makes it great value if you’re staying in Selfoss. Children 10 and under are free! Also a great place to see Icelandic culture, and for kids to meet Icelandic children.Written 29 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Impressive center on Bobby Fischer that is run entirely by volunteers. Informative presentation on the historic world chess championship held in Iceland that Fischer won; how he became an Icelandic citizen and last few years of his life.Written 6 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Beautiful church in a wonderful location on the edge of the river......take time to visit a typical Icelandic house of prayer.Written 11 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We were lucky enough for this to be a stop included on our day tour of the area. The gallery has the warmth of a living room and the intimacy of my grandfather’s workshop. Our host was gracious and generous with his time, telling us about his artistic process and the stories behind the works in the gallery. We even got a sample of his musical talent on the large organ. Get off the beaten path and visit this lovely place.Written 5 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We did not really hit the weather and the season for most birds was already passed. The anticipated walking loop was therefore not complete (too deep peeing for our walking shoes), so we had to return to our steps. Not really field for a swamp area.
The bird sanctuary also showed itself as a beautiful open, but empty and bird-free grass plains.
Formerly undoubtedly worth a detour in the season for the bird and nature lover.Written 20 January 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- My wife didn't want to slog the bog so she stayed in the car. After dodging all the sheep droppings and finding the cave I wisely decided to not make the ascent. I was alone and falling 30 feet to the ground would have been bad. The whole area is beautiful around this area and I don't regret making the trek through the bog.Written 1 July 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This summer I was on a six days trip to Landmannalaugar with Núpshestar and had the time of my life!
I travelled in a mixed group with both experienced riders and total beginners. Everyone had a spectacular time - no matter their level of experience. The horses are amazing and many of them bred by the farmers themselves, so they know their horses so well! Every horse comes with a story - this especially makes the experience very personal and extremely authentic. The farmers carefully match the horses with the riders to ensure that everyone experiences the perfect level of challenge. We travelled with the farmers themselves, who tended to all our needs - from ensuring everyone was happy and comfortable on horse back, cooking wonderful meals every evening and creating a warm and embracing atmosphere at every cabin. Hostmanship on the highest level!
We rode from camp site to camp site for approx. 5-7 hours a day depending on the distances that needed to be covered. Most of the trip we rode with the herd of horses running free - guessing we were 10 riders with 25 horses. It was such an amazing experience, and so much fun and a great learning experience taking part in herding the horses. We also rode with “hand horses” - meaning being on horse back and holding two additional horses by your side.
Núpshestar’s horses are amazing! During the six days I tried nine different ones - all incredible, gentle and highly skilled creatures. All of them extremely well-trained in the famous Icelandic fourth gait: Tölt. I also experienced the fifth gait: Pace, which was absolutely incredible. Even as an experienced rider I learned so much from these horses - not to mention the farmers, who were great in giving advice and instructions on how I could improve my skills and connection to the individual horses.
The scenery on the trip was otherworldly. The beauty of Iceland simply cannot be put into words. We travelled through areas covered in blue lupin flowers, black sand deserts, wild rivers, mountain ridges with snow and the most incredible views. I’ve been to Iceland five times before this trip and have visited both the South, North, East and the highlands, but never have I experienced this magnificient country in such an amazing way as I did on horse back.
After returning to Denmark I’ve shared my experience with multiple Icelandic horse back riding enthusiasts similiar to myself. Some of which have been on similar horse back riding trips in Iceland with other, larger, competing companies - and been very dissapointed. Apparently a lot of the other companies don’t allow you to travel with the herd of horses, but just drive you by bus each day to the location where the horses are. I guess if you want the true and authentic Icelandic horse back riding adventure you go with Núpshestar! Here you truly get a taste of the real horse herding, cabin living, cowboy life close to nature.
My trip for next summer is already booked and I can’t wait!
Ps. Both pick up and drop up from Reykjavík was included and I didn’t even have to worry about taking pictures while on horse back - the farmers and their staff did that as well!Written 27 October 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Selfoss
- The best day trips from Selfoss according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater
- Golden Circle, Volcano Crater & Blue Lagoon Small Group Tour
- Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
- Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik
- Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik