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The town of Selfoss is a small settlement with a population of approximately 6500 people and has a splendid location; it is located on the banks of the Olfusa River, one of the largest rivers in the country in Southern Iceland. Selfoss, located about 57 kilometers east of Reykjavik, is also called as Gullfoss, Goðafoss and Svartifoss. Selfoss, which is connected to the Árborg municipality along with Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki, is the largest town of Southern Iceland due to its population of 8000 and its surface area. The history of Tryggvaskáli, one of the oldest buildings in Selfoss, dates back to the year 1890, and it offers a unique and picturesque view. You should definitely visit the Vatnajökull National Park and the Selfoss Waterfall, which is also about 100 meters wide.

In addition to the Selfoss Festival that is held in August every year, there are many other full of fun events during the summer. You can taste the dishes special to Icelandic cuisine in Kaffi Krus, and in Menam, which are among the town's most famous restaurants. Bobby Fischer Center, located about 2 km northeast of Laugardælirkirkja, offers interesting information about Bobby Fischer, one of the world-famous chess masters. The Bobby Fischer Center is open for visitors between 13.00 and 16.00 hrs every day. It is an interesting museum where the documents of Bobby Fischer’s achievements, the winner of 11th World Chess Championship, are exhibited. If you want to buy local souvenirs for your loved ones from Selfoss, the first place you should is Handverksskúrinn. You can also make a list of the places to visit during your stay in Selfoss which is admired thanks to its modern buildings, wide streets, bazaars, historical sites and where you can admire every view. You can visit the villages of Hveragerði, Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Vik, Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki located near Selfoss.

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