Many travellers stay in the capital area and take tours from there to the countryside They even drive the same route day after day to the tourist sites. This is totally unnecessary. South Iceland has all the facilities for an overnight or longer stays with activities to suit every age and interest.
Accommodation ranging from B&b's, farmhouses, guesthouses, hostels to four star hotels are to be found in every village and town. The same goes for restaurants, which serve food from snacks to full meals.
When leaving the capital area and passing the Hellisheidi mountain road the first town you will reach is Hveragerdi – The Hotsprings town, which thrives on all the geothermal water flowing from the ground in abundance. The hot water is used for heating houses, for the local swimming pool and to heat greenhouses and even for outdoor cooking. Have a taste of the famous brown bread which is baked in the hot ground. The new Geothemal Park is now open every day. Why not stop by and watch the manmade hot spring spout jets of steam and hot water into the air.