We will start this tour at going in to a small geothermal natural hot pool near Flúðir, Hrunalaug. This hot spring holds a perfect temperature all year around. There is also a changing room next to it so you can change your clothes.
After a nice hot bath in the nature we will head off to Stöng.
Stöng was a farmhouse that was destroyed by the Mt Hekla when she erupted in 1104. But eight centuries later, in 1939, a team of Nordic archaeologists excavated several of farms that was destroyed one of them was Stöng. We can see the floor plan of the farmhouse. It is amazing. After a taking a good look at Stöng we will drive along the river, Rauðá, our next stop will be the stunning Gjáin.
Gjáin is a small valley with small waterfalls, ponds, and volcanic structures. The Game of Thrones filmed a part of series 4 at this place. After taking a lot of pictures of this beautiful nature we will head off to Háifoss. .
The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m. This is the second highest waterfall of the island. When we are back to the car after a nice walk to the waterfall we will drive to Þjóðveldisbærinn.
Þjóðveldisbærinn is a commonwealth farm and is based on the ruins of the former manor farm, Stöng.
To celebrate the 1100 anniversary of the Settlement of Iceland in 1974 it was decided to reconstruct and manor farm from the Age of Settlement. Building work on the Commonwealth farm commenced in 1974 and it was completed three years later. The building was formally opened on 24 June 1977, every effort was made to replicate as exactly as possible. Also the Game of Thrones was filmed there seria 4.
The last stop before we head off back to the base we are going to take a look at the waterfall. Hjápafoss is a beautiful, two stepped waterfall near the confluence of Rivers Þjórsá and Fossá in the Þjórsá Valley.