The district’s most densely populated area is the town Hvolsvöllur. Hvolsvöllur’s primary businesses are services for the agriculture and tourism. Only about 100 km from Reykjavík, Hvolsvöllur is an excellent location from which to base for exploration of South Iceland. Its central location makes it ideal for day trips in the region. You can find a lovely green area in the center of town where you can stretch your legs, let your kids play and enjoy a picnic. Each summer there is an outdoor exhibition by local area photographers. Only 30 minutes from Hvolsvöllur you can find Landeyjahöfn, from where you take the Herjólfur Ferry to Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
At Hvolsvöllur you can find the Njáls Saga Center, which is fitting since all around town are the scenes from one of the most famous Icelandic Saga.