Across Steingrímsfjörður from Hólmavík, Drangsnes (drowngs-ness) is a remote little village with views across to North Iceland and the small uninhabited island of Grímsey, one of several Grímsey islands in Iceland. On Drangsnes' waterfront, rocky stack Kerling is believed to be the remains of a petrified troll. Uxi, her bull, is the formation out at sea near Grímsey. Malarhorn operates boats out to the island.
North of Drangsnes, a rough road winds around a series of gorgeous crumbling escarpments and tiny driftwood-filled bays. There are no services on this route, but if you’ve got your own vehicle, the utter tranquillity, incredible views and sheer sense of isolation are truly remarkable. For those interested in the sagas, you’ll be keen to know that Njál’s Saga starts here.