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On the banks of Ölfusá, the most voluminous river in Iceland, rests the pretty town of Selfoss – an Icelandic hub of dairy farming and an excellent stop-off point if you’re travelling the Golden Circle or just want to relax in a hostel set close-by to some big attractions, hiking routes and horseback riding spots. The impressive Mount Ingolfsfjall stands tall over the town; layered with lava, this volcanic mountain is said to be the home of Iceland’s first settler. Don’t miss the Selfoss Geyser or the dormant volcanic crater Kerid – a 180-feet deep, 3,000 year old explosion crater now filled with water. You can also visit the nearby towns of Hveragerði, which is home to a series of hot springs, and Stokkseyri, which has a fantastic beach and a Ghost Centre detailing the stories of Iceland’s famous ghosts.