Selfoss is the crossroads of the south. The National Circular Highway no. 1 leads through the town, so there is a constant flow of travellers, and from Selfoss, roads lead in all directions.There are therefore many scheduled trips from Selfoss, to, for example Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir, to Þórsmörk wilderness, to Akureyri and east, and down south to the coast to Stokkseyrar, Eyrarbakka and Þorlákshöfn towns.
Selfoss is the centre of trading and services in the south of Iceland.Shopping for travellers is simple in Selfoss, with many shops to choose from.There is also here a recent increase in guesthouses available, as well as Selfoss Campsite, where demand has risen steadily in the past few years. By Svarfhól, slightly east of Selfoss, there is an attractive new 9 hole golf course on the bank of the Ölfusá river, which is also a beautiful river for walking along. Ingólfsfjall Mountain is also a slightly more taxing walk, with panoramic views over the flatlands, the Mountain-rings to the north and east and the Vestmann Islands to the south.
There is also a comfortable hotel, many guesthouses (in addition to those by the campsite previously mentioned), and sleeping bag accommodation at Sólvalla school in the summer.
The Southern High School, (Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurlands), here is run in co-operation with the local counties, and the District Library, (Bæjar- og héraðsbókasafn Árnesinga), is also here. There is an art- and animal museum here (Lista- og dýrasafn Árnesinga) and good sports facilities, including Sundhöll Selfoss swimming pool, with an indoor and outdoor pool, steam baths light baths and more. The sports centre is by Sólvalla school and to the south of Engjavegur road is an impressive camping and outdoor site with sports grounds.
Traveller services is one of the main businesses in Selfoss and any traveller here is guaranteed all they could want to enjoy their stay.
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