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Written by Sarika on July 22, 2021 Share on

10 Things to do in Selfoss-A slice of heaven!

Iceland is nothing but a paradise on earth! Selfoss is a gorgeous town in Iceland with abundant charm. Planning a trip to the world’s profound place might sound unbelievable but the below listed 10 amazing things to do in Selfoss will win your heart. All you have to do is just dig in a little deep and know more about the beautiful town Selfoss is!

Also Read: 10 Reasons to Visit Iceland

 

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10 Amazing things to do in Selfoss

  1. Selfoss Geyser
  2. Kerid Crater
  3. Horse farms
  4. The Icelandic Turf house
  5. Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
  6. Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (Myrdals Glacier)
  7. Skogafoss
  8. Strokkur Geyser
  9. Gullfoss Falls
  10. Thingvellir National Park

1. Selfoss Geyser

Selfoss Geyser in Iceland
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Selfoss Geyser which is also known as The Great Geysir is one of the topmost attractions in Selfoss, Iceland. If you are visiting Selfoss you can never miss out on this naturally formed beauty that gushes out hundreds of litres of hot water every 5 to 10 minutes. Choose a good spot and wait in the highest point of the Geyser to see it boil up and be ready with your camera to click plenty of pictures. You will never get bored of watching this over and over. It averagely takes around 30-40 minutes to gaze at this beauty.

How can I reach Selfoss Geyser?

  • You can book a Cab/Taxi
  • Rent a Campervan for the trip

The best time to visit Selfoss Geyser

Any time of the year, the Geyser never fails to surprise you.

  • From 2 PM to 4 PM

2. Kerid Crater

Kerid Crater, Things to do in Selfoss
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Selfoss always has a catch for unbelievable things! Kerid Crater is a naturally formed crater in Selfoss. Let’s hear the story of how this crater was formed. Years and years ago, Kerio (Kerid Crater) was a volcano. Due to the accumulation of lava, magma and other chemical reactions, the volcano exploded and thus forming the 55-metre deep bowl-shaped crater. Which later turned out to be a natural beauty in rustic orange surface and deep blue waters. Another surprising news! People are allowed to swim in this crater under some conditions. Consider yourself lucky if you get to see the Kerid Crater from a viewpoint because the crater looks like a Human Eye from above! Selfoss has more magic for the world!

How much is the Entrance fee?

400 ISK (237 INR)

3. Horse Farms in Selfoss

Horse farm in Selfoss, Things to do in Selfoss
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In countries like Iceland, Switzerland and Scotland, visiting animal farms are one of the topmost attractions because the animals that live there, tend to develop a different look, unlike the usual ones. They are irresistibly cute and friendly in nature. In Selfoss, you can visit horse farms and cattle farms. Most of the farms can be found in the Selfoss town where there is widespread land and facilities for the horses and their ponies. Some horses can bear the cold and live in cold areas too. Such farms are called winter farms and the horses there can travel distances even during winters. Feeding the horses can be done with some restrictions but you can play with them as long as you please. The owners of these farms live in a summerhouse which is a pretty little cottage, within the vicinity of the farm.

Also read- Iceland in November and Stunning Northern Lights

4. The Icelandic Turf House

Icelandic Turf Houses in Selfoss, Things to do in Selfoss
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The Icelandic Turf Houses are an Arctic Marvel that gives you a sophisticated stay in cold regions during winter. Turf Houses are so close to the hearts of the Icelanders because they give them warmth and shelter during extreme snow and winter days. Unlike other houses made out of wood and stones, Turf Houses are even warmer and that is the reason why Icelanders share a special connection with these houses. Turf Houses are very famous in Selfoss, you can tour any number of Turf houses especially during the winter season. There are also choices of restaurants and hotels in and around Selfoss Turf Houses for tourists.

When can I see the Turf Houses in Selfoss?

The Turf Houses in Selfoss are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM

5. Volcano Eyjafjallajokull

Volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Selfoss, 10 things to do in Selfoss
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Have you ever been to an active volcano? Volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Selfoss is an active volcano that erupted very badly in the year 2010. It still might erupt again in the future because it is a geothermally active volcano. Eyjafjallajokull is a small icecap in the Selfoss town, and when it erupted, it caused severe climatic and financial damages to the Icelanders. Also, it caused havoc in European Air Travel. As a result of this explosion, many glaciers and icebergs started to melt resulting in an increase in the sea level. This stratovolcano was formed hundreds of years ago by lava, pumice and tonnes and tonnes of volcanic ash. Tourists are now allowed to take a close look at this volcano by buying the tickets in advance.

How much does the entrance fee cost to visit the Volcano Eyjafjallajokull?

Prefer booking e-tickets in advance to avoid unnecessary chaos. The ticket costs around 11730 ISK (6970 INR).

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6. Myrdals Glacier

Myrdals Glacier, Things to do in Selfoss
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The Myrdals Glacier is one of the most stunning glaciers and 4th largest glacier in the Southern part of Iceland. It is made up of many glaciers, icecaps and peaks which makes the perfect spot for the formation of a dangerous active volcano- Katla. Not to worry because the Katla volcano erupts only once in 50 years. Gazing at the perfect beauty of the glacier makes one forget about reality. Freezing cold water and icebergs make you feel like Disney characters from Frozen! Frequent rental car services are provided to make it easier for the tourists.

What is the best time to visit the Myrdals Glacier?

You can access the Myrdals glacier only from November to March. The view during these months is spectacular and winter is the most suitable season to visit such glaciers.

Also read- Iceland in September- A complete Guide

7. Skogafoss

Skogafoss, Things to do in Selfoss
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Just for you to know that Iceland is famous for its breathtakingly gigantic waterfalls and glaciers. This beautiful Skogafoss in the Selfoss town is one of the largest falls in Iceland. It originates from the River Skoga and drops from a height of 200 feet off a cliff. It is 82 feet in width with thousands of gallons of water flowing seamlessly. Because of the amount of water that is gushing out, tourists can casually witness double rainbows even in summer or when the sun is harsh. Isn’t this exciting? Here’s another interesting piece of information. It is believed that the first Viking to settle in Selfoss had buried a treasure in the dark caves behind the Skogafoss waterfall! Dare to find out what that treasure might be? Undoubtedly one of the most exciting things to do in Selfoss. Book your Iceland tour package right away to know more!

8. Strokkur Geyser

Strokkur Geyser, Things to do in Selfoss
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Here comes the most attractive Geyser in Selfoss. It is one of the most active Geysers in the world. It is so active that it spits out hot litres of hot water every 6-10 minutes. The temperature of this Geyser ranges from 80 to 100 degrees celsius however the crust of the Geyser may rise up to 240 degrees celsius! The water erupts up to a height of 20 feet but at times, it may erupt up to 40 feet! This naturally formed beauty is absolutely free to access! It is also one of the must-visit places in Selfoss and definitely on the list of top 10 things to do in Selfoss.

9. Gullfoss Falls

Gullfoss Falls, Things to do in Selfoss
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As previously said, the Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls and tourist attractions in Selfoss, Iceland. This massive waterfall is often compared to the Niagara falls because of its curved structure. This three-step waterfall gushes out millions of gallons of water per second from the caps. The blinding white coloured water bubbles carry your heart away, making it the best thing you did in Selfoss! Rainbows are constantly visible because of various climatic, chemical, and natural reasons. Pick this for your must-visit places in Selfoss!

Also read- 20 things to do in Iceland- A perfect vacation

10. Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park, Things to do in Selfoss
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Another magical creek in Selfoss is the Thingvellir National Park. You can witness the tectonic plates and their extremely slow movements from this National Park. You can find clear blue lakes, volcanic eruption and their remains, rough terrains and continental plates. This is one of the best places for hikers and travellers to experience the raw touch of nature and to quench their thirst for adventure and thrill!

What makes Thingvellir National Park special?

It is the only place in the entire world, where you can actually stand in between two different continental tectonic plates!

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