With a population of over 4000 inhabitants Selfoss is the largest town in South Iceland and is a part of Árborg Municipality which was established in 1998. It also includes the villages Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri. The distance from Reykjavík is 57 km. In addition to the Ring Road, Iceland's main highway, which runs east and west through the town, roads lead from Selfoss in all directions, north to the Golden Circle / Keldur route and south to Stokkseyri / Eyrarbakki / the Reykjanes peninsula.The town is an excellent centre for day tours to the many places of interest in the area. Some salmon is caught downriver from the Ölfusá bridge. All necessary services for tourists (including a hospital, pharmacies, banks, a shopping centre, restaurants, hotels, a golf course, a cinema, horse farms, an airport and much more) are available in Selfoss.