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The long walk of Reynir Pétur

Reynir Pétur walked around Iceland in 1985.

The walk is an important milestone in the history of Sólheimar and raised an awareness of the status of disabled people of Iceland.

The walk started in Selfoss on the 25th of May 1985 and ended 32 days and 1,417 km later.

Welcome to Solheimar - we hope you enjoy your stay with us!

Solheimar is a world renowned sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people live and work together. It was founded in 1930 by Sesselja Hreindís Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974). It is a small village set out in the countryside, characterized by vegetation, open common spaces and buildings that nicely co-exist with the landscape. Solheimar is blessed with enough space for residential and common housing and there are ideal conditions for outdoor activities in the village, which play a big part in the residents' health and well- being. The Solheimar community focuses on the growth and development of man and nature. The social emphasis is that different individuals are offered variable opportunities to work, live, and socialize.

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Sesselja house

Solheima church


Grćna kannan café

Vala, shop og arthouse





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