Greinasafni: Icelandic Times einnig undir: Veitingar
Oasis Under the Glacier
Freysnes Restaurant, Supermarket & Petrol Station
Opened in 1995 by Anna María Ragnarsdóttir and her husband Jón Benediktsson, Freysnes Restaurant & Supermarket is a welcome stop to break the long stretches between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Höfn. Popular with tourist guides and truck drivers who circle the country, you will find hearty home cooking, a salad bar and hot meals that make up the lunch or dinner menu.
If you left your tube of toothpaste down the road 150 km ago, then the mini-supermarket is a convenient place to restock.
1,300 Years of Family History
In conversation with Anna María, who divides her time between the restaurant and the Skaftafell Visitors’ Centre just 5 km away, I am amazed to learn that her family has been living in the area since about 1300 AD. It’s a wonder that genealogists the world over are not flocking to her door for an interview.

A Father’s Vision Fulfilled
The story of Anna Maria’s ancestors is well documented outside the Skaftafell Visitors’ Centre. Her father, Ragnar Stefánsson, who was way ahead of his time, was one of the few of his generation who had a vision for preserving the area to use as a national park. In his day, this was definitely a ‘foreign’ concept that was not at all welcome among many of his compatriots. “I think my father would be very pleased, if he were alive today, to see that his dream of preserving the land is finally coming to fruition”, says Anna María.

Vatnajökull - Record of Extremes
In June 2008, Skaftafell National Park became a part of Vatnajökull National Park which covers an area of some 12,000 km2 or at approx. 12% of the area of Iceland and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Vatnajökull National Park holds the record for having both the warmest and coldest recorded temperatures, for being the wettest and driest location and containing the highest and lowest elevations in Iceland.


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