Reykholar is a place of natural beauty and historical interest. There is a lot of geothermal heat in the surrounding area, which is very fertile.
The farm here – one of the biggest and richest in Iceland’s history – was perhaps so prosperous because of the diversity of natural wealth in the area: from the abundance of seals, fish and mussels, to the collection of seaweed and eider down.
The village, with around 120 inhabitants, has a swimming pool near the local camp site with a great view on the sea and mountains. The camp site, hostel, and a tourist office are open during the summer.
The National Museum of Iceland maintains the church at nearby Staður, built in 1864. The church is quite unusual, it was one of the first painted wooden churches, rather than tarred. It is quite well preserved.