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Best of South Iceland June 27 - July 4

By Matt Eliason

  • Come to Hveragerði this weekend for the Big Flower Festival. Photo/Valli

This is the South Iceland section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


The Big Flower Festival in Hveragerði
The big flower festival is an annual gardening and flower event in Hveragerði. Conditions are very good in Hveragerði for all kinds of gardening because of the active geothermal area. Exhibitions, markets and education going on the whole weekend.

Tour de Hvolsvöllur 2014
Tour de Hvolsvöllur is an annual bicycle street race from Reykjavík to Hvolsvöllur, with a total distance of 110 km for the full race. Riders are also offered a shorter race, which starts in Selfoss and totals 48 km from start to finish. Registration is still open, so make sure to sign up today! 

The National Icelandic Horse Competition
Also known as the "Landsmót," the national horse competition is the largest outdoor sporting event in Iceland, showcasing iceland's best horses and riders. The bi-annual event has been held since 1950 and is held at rotating locations. This year the festival will be held in the town of Hella in South Iceland. Attendance for the 2008 event held in Hella reached 14,000 people, so be sure to make your plans as soon as possible!

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