Located 50km east of Reykjavik on the road n°1, Selfoss is the biggest urban area of the south coast, with around 6500 peoples living there. It’s a good spot to gear up before traveling further east with groceries or having lunch and dinner in one of the many restaurants and fast food in town. Did you know that in 1941 a German aircraft attacked Selfoss, killing three members of the British occupying forces? In 1944 the old bridge over Ölfusá river at Selfoss, dated from 1891, collapsed when two milk truck crossed it at the same time. A new bridge was built in 1945.