Bicycle trails

Bicycle Trails

In the neighbourhood of the hotel there are many great bicycle trails where you can go for day tours.  You can choose between short or long trails, easy or tough mountain trails, its all up to you.  Many trails have been published in the book “Hjólabókin nr. 5 Rangárvallasýsla” by Ómar Smári Kristinsson.

In the book he describes each trail in detail with images and GPS points.  We recommend everyone to get hold of this book if they are interested in taking a bicycle adventure in Rangárvallarsýsla.  You can read about the book here or send the author an email and purchase it at

Few examples of trails from the book:

  • Ytri-Rangá – ~80 km*
  • Merkurhraun –  ~43 km
    • Starting point from Skarð ( 8 km from Landhotel)
  • Krakatindur – ~40.5 km in the highlands
  • Uppholt & Asahreppur – ~42 km*
  • Djúpárhreppur, Ásahreppur, Holt og Land – ~65 km*

*Starting point from the hotel

At Landmannalaugar there are many nice mountain trails which can be explored in a fantastic surroundings or you could go the Búrfells circle wich is over 100 km long but easy to ride.

At the hotel there is a bicycle storage where guests can store their bicycles during their stay.


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Where the river Ytri-Ranga starts there is a hidden gem called Fossabrekkur.  Fossabrekkur is a waterfall with a fertile landscape in a beutiful settings.  It is only 20 minute drive from Landhotel and well marked on the road nr. 26.  Where you turn off the road you only have to drive few hundred meters to a nice parking lot and from there it is a short walking distance on a well marked trail.  This hidden gem is definately worth visiting.


Hekluhestar – Day Tours

Austvadsholt farm, the heart of Hekluhestar, is located in a vast open area only 7 km from the hotel in the vicinity of the volcano Mount Hekla.  At this working farm with sheeps its main activity is the breeding and training of Icelandic horses.

Most of the horses used by Hekluhestar in the riding tours are born, bred and trained at Austvadsholt. Guests are encouraged to share in this close relationship with all the horses, which is one of the key ingredients in making the Hekluhestar riding tour so special.

The Icelandic horse itself is uniquely well adapted to the varied and dramatic volcanic terrain. The horse has two additional gaits, the “tölt” and “pace”, compared to other horse breeds. These extra gaits allow the horses to make comfortable, fast yet sure-footed progress over long distances riding tours, in both the fertile valleys and the rugged hilltops.

Come and visit our farm and go for a one hour ride up to a day tour along the river Rangá with a beautiful view of the mountains, including the active volcanos Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. After your ride you can enjoy the farm life and meet the other animals at the farm.


Dates: Open all year around.



  • 1 hour ride:  9.500 Isk
  • 2 hour ride: 17.000 Isk
  • 3 hour ride: 25.000 Isk
  • 4-5 hour ride: 35.000 Isk

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Golf Club Hella

Golf Club Hella – Strandarvöllur

Golf club Hella which is only 20 minutes away from our hotel, has a fantastic 18 hole links course that can challenge any golfer.   The course is very easy to walk and even though its not close to the ocean its links characteristics shine through every hole.  Even though there are not many bunkers, they are characterized with black sand.  At the clubhouse you can rent clubs, trolly or buggy upon availability.  For better view of the course please visit their website at and there you can access a flyover view for each hole.

While you play golf you have the most amazing view of the surrounding mountains, the glacier Eyjafjallajökull  and of course the volcano Hekla.  You will play golf in absolutely stunning environment and relax afterwards at our hotel after a perfect game of golf.

For “Stay & Play” packages please contact us at

Icelandic Horse World

Icelandic Horse World

They welcome you to the horse breeding farm Skeiðvellir

If you want to get to know the Icelandic horse while travelling in Iceland you have come to the right place. Skeiðvellir is a family run horse breeding and training farm which is home to around 100 horses. They offer a unique chance to get to know their remarkable icelandic horses and explore the beautiful landscape on horseback.

Why ride with Icelandic HorseWorld ?

  • You will ride in  small group rides in the beautiful landscape of southern Iceland.  We specialize in rides for small groups which are seldom bigger than 6 riders.
  • You receive instructions on how to ride and you  have a chance to get to know your horse before we leave for our ride. All this takes place in our modern and large riding hall.
  • You are invited for a coffee, tea or hot chocolate in our cozy stable café after the ride.  It is also possible for non-riders to wait in the stable café while you ride.
  • You will be riding a well educated horse with a good tölt who is fun to ride. We have horses for more experienced riders as well as some very trustworthy horses for beginners and even those who have never ridden before.
  • They are only 5 minutes away from the hotel

To make reservations you can either contact us or call them direct at +354 899 5619 or visit their website Iceworld


Laugaland is only 15 km away from the hotel.
Wonderful country swimming pool with everything that a family needs after an amazing day.
Hot tubs, water slide and a pool.

Winter openings from 1. October

  • Mondays to Wednesdays from 19:00 – 21:30
  • Thursdays  16:00 – 20:00
  • Saturdays  14:00 – 17:00
  • Closed Fridays and Sundays.

Summer openings  from 1. June

  • Mondays to Fridays 14:00 – 21:00.
  • Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 19:00

63° 54.943’N, 20° 24.998’W
+354 487-6545


Our biggest closest town!
At Hella you can find all service needed, it is only 27 km away from our hotel.
Three different restaurants, woolshop, grocery store, liquor-store, pharmacy, garage, bank, gas station and so on. It‘s nice to visit Hella´s swimming pool to relax. It has waterslides!

63° 50.083’N, 20° 24.087’W