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Hvolsvollur

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Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2011, 860 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". "Hvoll" (hvols in genitive case) is an archaic form of the modern icelandic word "hóll", meaning "hill", and "völlur" means "field". The name is derived from the name of the historic farm Stórólfshvoll (Stórólfur's hill).The hringvegur (road no.1) traverses the town which has 900 inhabitants. In the surrounding areas there is an additional population of about 800 people, who are also part of the municipality.Not far from Hvolsvöllur is an airfield which offers flights to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).Þórsmörk, a beautiful valley below the glacier Mýrdalsjökull, is also not too far away.The area is the scene of one of the most famous sagas of Iceland, Njál's saga. The town of Hvolsvöllur has a Saga Centre dedicated to this and other Icelandic sagas.In 2010, the volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull caused evacuations in the surrounding area, with people being relocated to Hvolsvöllur, where Red Cross mass care centres has been set up.
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