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276 Mosfellsbær, Iceland
The entire Hvammsvík estate is open for our guests to explore and we encourage you to simply wander and take in the surroundings.
You can even walk onto Hvammshofdi, a cape that is connected to land on low tide. Just be careful not to get caught by the high tide – unless you are seeking a Robinson Crusoe-esque experience! – as you might have to wait for 6 hours until the low tide allows you to walk back to shore again.
There is a private geothermal hot spring at the ocean’s edge, which is available to our guests.
The small lake on the property is full of rainbow trout that you are welcome to fish and enjoy.
Hvammsvík has its share of Troll and Elf stories and quite a few elves are said to reside in the rocks and hills of the nature resort.
One of the best known elf dwellings in Iceland is on the property, Staupasteinn (also goes by the name “Steðji”) – a very distinct 3 meter high rock formation.
An Elf Queen is said to reside in the hill next to the lodges, so don’t be surprised if you sense her presence.
There are over 30 different types of birds in and around Hvammsvík. Wild sheep roam around in the summer and if you are lucky you might spot an Arctic Fox.
There are mussels around the islands on the property that can be foraged on low tide and are delicious to cook. The recommended season for picking fresh mussels is September through December.
We have a Bar & Eatery at Hvammsvík Hot Springs, which you are welcome to visit during opening hours.
Kaffi Kjós is a small local convenience store and coffee house 10 minutes drive from Hvammsvík that is open during the summer months (June- August) and on weekends in winter.
The closest supermarkets are found either in Akranes or Mosfellsbær, both about 30 minutes drive. There is also a small store and gas station in Grundarhverfi- Kjalarnes (20 minutes drive), which is open every day.
Hvammsvík is a truly unique location, only 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik city center.
Hvammsvik Hot Springs are open daily from 11am to 10pm (last entry at 8.30pm).
Tickets need to be purchased online ahead of your visit. A booking is needed to enter the Hvammsvík estate grounds, so please make sure to check availability and book before you stop by.