Dægra cottages are ideally located in the heart of the south coast of Iceland, just off the highway in rural farmland surroundings, but still only 8 minutes drive from the town of Hvolsvöllur with all the services you may need. Located at a small and picturesque working farm with sheep, chicken and horses grasing close by. The old Icelandic style farmhouse is a replica of a house exhibited at Árbær open air museum in Reykjavík where you can catch a glimpse of the architecture and lifestyles of the past in Reykjavík. Beautiful panoramic view towards mountains of which many are active volcanos, amongst other the famous Eyjafjallajökull, and the Westman Islands. Open all year. 

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In the area

Keflavík airport 154 km
Reykjavík 116 km
Þingvellir 103 km
Geysir 99.6 km
Gullfoss 102 km
Selfoss 58 km
Landeyjahöfn (ferry to Westman Islands) 32 km
Seljalandsfoss 23 km
Skógar 51 km
Þórsmörk 52 km
Vík í Mýrdal 84 km
Reynisfjara 89 km
Fjaðrárgljúfur 161 km
Skaftafell 225 km
Jökulsárlón 275 km


Two cottages with double beds that sleep two (15 m2 / 161.5 ft2) and a bathroom with shower. Linen and cleaning included in the price.
A small kitchenette with microwave, a hot plate, fridge, toaster and a coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi.


The cottages are self-catered although you can order breakfast in advance.  In Hvolsvöllur town, only 8 minutes drive from Dægra you will find a grocery store and a wide selection of restaurants, Eldstó restaurant, Midgard adventures, Katla Mathús, Hlíðarendi, Björk and a pizzeria.

Service and recreation

In Hvolsvöllur you will find a bank, a post office, a tourist information center, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, a health care center, a fully equipped sports center, a swimming pool, car services, a rescue team, gas stations and other businesses and public services in Hvolsvöllur. The bus to Þórsmörk stops in Hvolsvöllur as well as the official bus routes (Strætó) no. 51 and 52.

The countryside

Dægra cottages are located in an area where nature lovers, outdoor types and history enthusiasts will have a lot to choose from and ideally located for day tours to most of the attractions in the south coast of Iceland.
We recommend you check the following link https://www.south.is/en where you will find information on numerous places whether you are into nature, outdoor activities, history and culture or something else.

In the vicinity

It is difficult to differentiate between places nearby as so many natural pearls are close by such as Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell, Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, Skálholt and Westman Islands. Hvolsvöllur and Dægra are within Katla UNESCO global geopark, for further information see http://www.katlageopark.com/.

Unique experience

In Hvolsvöllur you will find the Lava Center which was opened in June 2017, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.  Njál's Saga Centre which is fitting since all around town is the scene of action for one of the most famous Icelandic Saga.

Interesting places

Day tours and nature experience. Dægra cottages are ideally located for several day tours around the south coast of Iceland, into Þórsmörk and Landmannalaugar beautiful natural pearls, Drumbabót, Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla area, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Landeyjahöfn from where the ferry towards Westman Islands has daily departures and also Þingvellir, Jökulsárlón, Skaftafell and many more.
For those that are more into history you also have a lot to choose from such as Keldur, Skálholt, Íslenski bærinn, Eldheimar in Westman Islands and many more.

Hosts: Sólrún Lilja Pálsdóttir and Gunnar Guðmundsson.


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