Smaratun Guesthouse

Address: Road 261, Hvolsvollur, 861, Iceland | Hostel
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This hostel is located on Road 261, Hvolsvollur.
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    Travel Blogs from Hvolsvollur

    Southern Iceland - Part 1

    A travel blog entry by irenan on Aug 12, 2015

    36 photos

    ... were not for the rain it would have been at least twice that long because the road was very scenic - breathtakingly so, and we wanted to stop frequently and just admire the views...

    I don't consider myself a very poetic person, but the beauty of the surroundings would bring out a poet in felt like some enchanting fairytale world with its rugged coastline against a backdrop ...

    Day 8 – The Waterfall and the Sod Museum:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 29, 2015

    49 photos

    ... tiny and usually only a couple of rooms without much storage space. Most had these really thick walls made of rock that then had earth against them and some type of earthen roof? I guess all that acted as insulation to keep the harsh weather out. We wandered about for a while admiring tiny blacksmith shops and other places which were clearly intended as workshops of some kind or the other before hitting the road again. I should mention something I have been ...

    Day 6 – Up the Mountains:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 27, 2015

    67 photos

    ... up here. I can't say enough about how awesome the views are as we climb up the mountain. About an hour and a half into the ride, Geri makes the wise decision to turn back and save her aching hip for another ride. No sense in getting so worn out that you miss the rest of the day. One of our guides headed back to the cabins with her. The climbs here are steep and the horses have their work cut out for them. The down slopes are also pretty treacherous but ...

    Day 5 – Moving the herd to Thorsmork:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 26, 2015

    35 photos

    ... Thorsmork which is 32 miles away! The day starts out nice but cool. We decide it is best to wear our heavy coats just in case it stays cold.

    I wore my North Face coat which is wind and rain proof and this proved to be an excellent decision and perhaps even then not enough protection. The weather took a turn and before we knew it, we are dealing with strong winds and heavy rain. Nobody thought it would rain so we didn’t bring the raingear they provide. ...

    Day 4 – Off to the Sea:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 25, 2015

    58 photos

    ... this ride as a couple of folks decided they had enough riding for the day and wanted to rest instead. Remember, this group is people in my age group or better so we need rest now and again.

    Forty-five minutes after lunch, 3:15 pm and we are off again. This time my horse is Bingbut or something like that. As I said, everything is Icelandic so this is the best I can do. So up the mountain we go. I didn’t have a chance for too many pictures since we are moving at ...