The south part of Iceland has been the scene of many historical events, a number of them taking place in short distances from Hvoll Cottages. One of the most famous of the Icelandic Sagas, Njálssaga, takes place just 60 km west of where we are located.
From the location of the cottages you can for example see the famous Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier mountain that erupted in 2010 resulting in a cloud of ash shutting down many airports in Europe and disrupting air travels of thousands of airline passengers, as well as Mýrdalsjökull glacier. You can also for example see the peculiar peninsula Dyrhólaey and the basalt sea stackone Reynisdrangar, couple of Iceland’s more famous landmarks, or take a walk on the nearby black sand beaches.
There is a great chance to see the Puffins at Dyrhólaey during the summertime. Mið-Hvoll isconveniently located for daytrips and thus it is ideal to spend more nights in the cottages. Examples of excellent daytrips are: Vestmannaeyjar, Þórmörk, Landmannalaugar, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell or Jökulsárlón.
Furthermore, just east of our cottages you can find the decaying wreck of a Douglas C-117 US Navy airplane that crashed on the black beaches of Sólheimasandur in November 1973. The wreck has become a popular tourist attraction especially after it featured in music videos made by the Icelandic band Sigurrós and the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.
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