Top things to do in Hvítá River Valley

Top Choice Ethiopian in Flúðir

Minilik Ethiopian Restaurant

In the most unlikely location, Azeb cooks up traditional Ethiopian specialities in a welcoming, unpretentious setting decorated with African farming tools and colourful linens. There are vegetarian options, plus dis…
Top Choice Volcano in Hvítá River Valley


Around 15.5km north of Selfoss on Rte 35, Kerið is a 6500-year-old explosion crater with vivid red and sienna earth and containing an ethereal green lake. Björk once performed a concert from a floating raft in the m…
Icelandic in Flúðir

Flúðasveppir Farmers Bistro

This restaurant is attached to Iceland's only mushroom farm. The mushroom soup is made with a secret recipe and served from a buffet with homemade bread and a selection of álegg, the Icelandic word for 'things that …
Cafe in Reykholt


This farm is a surreal sight: huge, bright greenhouses grow tomatoes and a range of other crops throughout the year using geothermal energy. Staff sell the produce and offer a good buffet lunch of tomato soup, cucum…
Historic Site in Hvítá River Valley


For centuries (between 1056 to 1785) Skálholt was a political and cultural hub in Iceland, and one of only two areas overseen by bishops. In the wealthy settlement was a school, farms, a monastery and living quarter…
Zoo in Skálholt

Slakki Petting Zoo

For more than 20 years, this petting zoo in small-town Iceland has been a popular hang-out for families passing through the village of Laugarás. Orphaned foxes live in the outside garden, locked away from goats, bun…
Market in Skálholt


Laugarás is essentially a community of farms, many of which sell their fresh organic produce on-site. Engi regularly offers a selection of top-grade fruits and vegetables grown in greenhouses. Adorable souvenirs – i…
International in Reykholt

Café Mika

Café Mika is popular with locals for its sizeable menu, outdoor pizza oven, sandwiches and Icelandic mains. The roasted langoustines (lobster) with garlic butter is recommended. For an extra treat, try the homemade …
Icelandic in Flúðir

Grund Restaurant

This popular restaurant serves fresh local food from farm to table in a simple, cheerful dining room. The herby lamb chops with vegetables, salad, potatoes and rhubarb jam hit the spot.
Cafe in Flúðir

Sindri Bakari Cafe

Good little cafe with a pleasant outdoor patio and marquee for eating in fine weather. It serves pastries, cakes, hot soups, coffee and sandwiches.