The development of this hamlet started in the first half of the 20th century, when
thermal activity was discovered in the area. In 1928 a primary boarding school was built.
Around the middle of the century the cultural community centre, Aratunga, was built and
named after the author of The Book of Icelanders. Reykholtshver is a regularly spouting
hot spring. The inhabitants base their livelihood
mainly on horticulture, small industries and tourism. An increasing number of visitors pay
Reykholt a visit, because of the proximity of the popular tourist attractions The
Golden Waterfalls and the Geysir Area, and the increasing number of holiday houses built in
The distance from the capital is about 95 km.
11 km <Reykholt> Gullfoss