In Dalir you can enjoy the beauty of nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the wildlife, birds and being around untouched nature. Mountains, valleys and waterfalls are everywhere you turn, and the varied vegetation and beautiful beaches offer boundless inspiration.
Visit to Eiríksstaðir: where you can see a longhouse built on the archaeological site of Eric the Red’s house, get acquainted with the lives of the early settlers and chat with the knowledgeable guides as they show you around.
The Golden History Circle: The areas of Fellsströnd and Skarðsströnd were the settings for several of the Icelandic Sagas. Information boards have been put up to tell the stories of well-known settlers, and of Sturla Þórðarsson, a master storyteller who lived at Staðarhóll. His contemporary stories in the Sturlunga Saga tell of the civil wars that ravaged Iceland in the 13th Century.
Ólafsdalur is a significant historical site, where the first agricultural school in Iceland operated between 1880 – 1907. Many of the school’s buildings have been reconstructed and make for an exciting trip. There is also currently a large archaeological dig in Ólafsdalur, where a home from the settlement era has been found along with ruins of other buildings.
Guðrúnarlaug Pool at Laugar in Sælingsdalur is a natural pool that is true to the style of the first settlers and close to where Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, the most famous historical figure of Laxdaelasaga, bathed in the early times. The pool is hot and open to the public.
Hiking trails: Marked hiking trails go from Laugar in Sælingsdalur, a short distance from Guðrúnarlaug Pool, with options for gentle and more challenging hikes.
A horse rental from Dalahestar operates in Búðardalur, where you can enjoy meeting horses, or riding through the beautiful scenery near Búðardalur.
At Erpsstaðir farm you can visit animals, see how ice cream, cheese and skyr are made as well as tasting the end results straight from the farm.
At the farm in Hólar where you can see examples of all of Iceland’s main farm animals, as well as a few wild animals that are also cared for there.