The guesthouse Milli Vina is at Hvítárbakki.
Hvítárbakki is a farm located within beautiful surroundings nearby the river Hvítá and the nearest town is Borgarnes.
In the West part of Iceland you can find many interesting and amazing sites:
Deildartunguhver – The geothermal spring is located 16 km away on the Road nr. 50.
It’s a source of hot water which, with a flow rate of 180 liters/second and a temperature of 97° C, is the largest in Europe. Part of the water is used for district heating, with a pipeline which delivers hot water to Borgarnes (34 km) and to Akranes (64 km, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78-80° C when it reaches Akranes).
The historical Reykholt and Snorralaug – 20 km away. Road nr. 518.
It’s one of Iceland’s most notable historical sites where for many years there was one of the most important schools of the country. Reykholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland’s best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. He was also a political leader and one of the richest men in Iceland in the Age of the Sturlungs. Snorri was the author of Heimskringla, the history of Norway’s kings and of Prose Edda, a priceless source of information about Nordic mythology and poetry. An ancient geothermal heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It’s one the few good preserved remnants from Iceland’s medieval period. Snorrasofa is a cultural centre and has got a institute for the research in medieval studies. It offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures. Music recitals are held in the Church of Reykholt.
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss – 37 km away. Road nr. 518
The waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss are wonderful and unusual natural phenomena. Many travelleres visit these amazing natural treasures.
Hraunfossar are amazing: clear and cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the river Hvítá.
Barnafoss have been evolving through recorded history, as the river has dug itself down through the lava and runs in a deep narrow ravine. There used to be a stone arch spanning the river, forming a link between the districts of Hálsasveit and Hvítársíða.
Hraunfossar have been protected since 1987.
There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Lava Falls and the river Hvítá. A coffee shop at the waterfalls is open during the summer months.