From Iceland — Highlands Area Of Hveravellir To Be Developed For Tourism

Highlands Area Of Hveravellir To Be Developed For Tourism

Published December 6, 2016

The highlands area of Hveravellir is set to receive a 600m ISK facelift. The remote and quite wild site is home to a geothermal oasis, a campsite, a bar and cafe, a natural hotpot, and a dormitory house. But the company that runs the site – Grayline – says that the current facilities need an upgrade.

“We see a great deal of guests come to Hveravellir every year,” says sales and marketing representative Þórir Garðarsson, “and the services are not solely consigned to the summer months. The service is used all year round. In order to make sure we are offering our guests good service, the infrastructure in the area needs to be developed. We will build a new service centre at the location, and the building already there will be removed.”

The plan is to move the car park outside of the protected area of Hveravellir, and to build a new complex that will house the existing services. “The buildings we intend to build will fit right into the environment,” says Þórir. “The appearance of the area will be improved by the development, and we believe it will be beneficial to the area as a whole.”

Read our travel story on Hveravellir here, and our interview with the site manager here.

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