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Hveravellir
Hveravellir, ("Hot spring plains") a geothermal area to the north of Kjalhraun, about 650 m above sea level, and one of the best known geothermal areas in Iceland.

Many beautiful and peculiar hot springs, such as Bláhver, Öskurhólshver, Eyvindarhver, Bræðrahverir etc.

Ruins of the shelter of the 18th century outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur are to be found near the spring Eyvindarhver, where he is said to have boiled his meat.

Memorial to the outlaw and his woman raised there in 1998. Tourist huts and other shelters, a bathing basin, and a weather report station, manned all year since 1965.

The Touring Club of Iceland built a house at Hveravellir in 1938. The house is heated with hot spring water, there is also a pool, suitable for bathing, just outside the house.

There is also a new and spacious mountain lodge at Hveravellir.

ATTENTION:
The road to Hveravellir is a mountain road marked with F. Please call 1777 or visit (sites might be heavy in download for mobile phones) www.road.is and www.drive.is for road conditions before you go.