You will find an 18 holes par 70 golf course, within 5 minutes (3,5km – 2,2 miles) driving distance from the Villa, called Hella Golf Course. At the Clubhouse you will find a variety of foods and drinks. This link will take you to their website.

Hella Golf Course

The Villa is relatively close to the South Coast of Iceland, and just off the coast are the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), with their spectacular 18 holes par 70 golf course. It only takes about 40 minutes to drive to the ferry harbor, and about 45 minutes to cross to the Westman Island. You can take your car across, but we recommend you book passage for the car on beforehand. For bookings call this number +354-4812800. At the Clubhouse you’ll find a variety of foods and drinks, and there are also many excellent restaurants in the Westman Islands. This link will take you to the golf course’s website.

Vestmannaeyjar Golf Course

About 94 km (60 miles) to the east of the Villa is the small town of Vik, with its 9 holes golf course. It is not the best of golf courses, but the surroundings are so spectacular, that just for them it’s worth playing one round there. This link will take you to their website.

Swimming pools

Please note that almost all outdoor swimming pools in Iceland are heated with geothermal water. The closest one to the Villa is at Hvolsvöllur. It’s about 10 minutes drive from the Villa. The swimming pool is 25 m long (84 feet long) and has a few Jacuzzis with various temperatures. There’s also a small water park with slides for children. Find information about opening hours and fees here. All fees are in ISK.

Horse riding

The South of Iceland is one of the two largest breeding areas for horses in Iceland. Therefore there are many horse-rentals in the region. The closest one is at Hella, about 10 minute drive (9 km) from the Villa. This link will take you to their website. We recommend pre-booking your tour.

4×4 vehicle/snowmobile glacier adventure

There are many service providers for tours like these. They usually start from Reykjavik, but if you are interested in a tour, please contact the caretaker of the Villa, who will help you book one that meets your needs.

Hiking/ Ice climbing

There are several service providers for these activities. If you’d like to give hiking or ice climbing a try, please contact the caretaker of the Villa, who will help you with bookings.

Bird life

Bird life in the immediate surrounding of the Villa, as well as at Dyrholaey and the Westman Islands, is very varied, so it’s a heaven for photographers. Most photographers like to get up really early during the summer months, like 4-5 a.m. to catch the birds in the early morning light.