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We offer 1-4 hour horse riding trips in beautiful surroundings for small groups. Riding lessons are also offered to individuals and groups.

At Hallkelsstaðahlíð we breed, tame and sell horses. Guests have the opportunity to learn about Icelandic horses under supervision.

Booking necessary by phone or through email.

Fishing licences for the Hlíðarvatn lake are for sale and there is also a camping site.



GPS Points N64° 54' 18.464" W22° 8' 43.285"
Opening period 01/06 - 31/12
Service Public lavatory Walking path Fishing permits
Categories Cottages

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15.19 km
Eldborg Crater

A beautifully-formed crater rising 60m above the surrounding lava.

The spatter cone is the largest crater along a short volcanic rift, 200 m in diameter and 50 m deep. Its last eruption was about 5000-6000 years ago. According to medieval chronics there was also one around the time of the colonisation of Iceland about 1000 years ago, but today it is known that it came from another of the many craters of the valley Hnappadalur which are part of the volcanic system Ljosufjoll, the mountains of the light.

It is easiest to approach Eldborg from Snorrastadir on its southern side, walking 2,5 km through the shrub-covered lava field. It is possible to walk all the way around the crater as well as up it.

West Iceland

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The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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