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Reykholt (Borgarfjörður, West Iceland)   The village is situated in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur.  Here lived in the Middle Ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson. He was a famous poet and politician whose records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. He lived and died here. Remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited.  Reykholt was at this time one of the intellectual centers of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Today, the village has 60 inhabitants, a school centre and a library concentrating on the works of Snorri Sturluson. Archeologists are still working here and finding medieval remains. In the vicinity, Japanese scientists are doing research on the wonders of the aurora borealis (the famous northern lights).
Not far from Reykholt, there are the lava waterfalls Hraunfossar, one of the most interesting natural wonders on the island. It is also possible to walk from there to the caves Surtshellir in the lava field Hallmundarhraun. On the way to Borgarnes, people pass by the hot springs of Deildartunguhver. They exceed all the other hot springs of the country in their output of hot water: 150 l/s at 97 °C.  Read more on Wikipedia
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Icelandair Hotel Hamar Borgarnes, near Reykholt
The Icelandair Hotel Hamar is housed in a modern low-rise building set next to its own golf course, four kilometres from the shops and restaurants in the centre of Borgarnes. Golfers can spend a day on the adjacent course; clubs and buggies are available for hire. In the evening, guests can relax with pre-dinner drinks in the hotel bar, unwind in the hot tub or order light meals from the room service menu. Diners can choose from a menu of modern dishes, served in light and open surroundings and accompanied by mountain views. Those wishing to catch up on e-mails or surf the web can do so via the hotel's wireless Internet access. Visitors can explore the shops, restaurants and galleries of the town of Borgarnes, four kilometres from the hotel. Deildartunguhver, the biggest hot spring in Europe, is 45 kilometres from the hotel. Reykjavik Keflavik Airport is 130 kilometres away, with an approximate driving time of 90 minutes. 
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