Top Choice Landmark in Vatnsnes Peninsula


On the Vatnsnes Peninsula's east coast, 30km north of the Ring Road, there's a car park, viewing platform and path leading to the splendidly photogenic 15m-high sea stack Hvítserkur. Legend has it that Hvítserkur wa…
Farm in Vatnsnes Peninsula


On the west side of Vatnsnes Peninsula is Illugastaðir farm, with wonderful views of peaks along the Strandir coast in the Westfjords. A 10-minute walk through bird-filled fields leads from the car park to a popular…
Church in Hvammstangi to Blönduós


Around 19km west of Blönduós, a 6km detour along Rte 721 leads you to a precious stone church, Þingeyrar, sitting quietly and photogenically beside Hóp lagoon. The current structure was erected in the 1860s, but 800…
Landmark in Vatnsnes Peninsula


Take the detour off Rte 711 (or accessed via Rte 716 off the Ring Road) to reach mysterious Borgarvirki, believed to be a defensive fortification from the early years of Icelandic history. It's a natural rock format…
Museum in Hvammstangi

Selasetur Íslands

The town's prime attraction is the prominent Icelandic Seal Centre on the harbourfront, where you can learn about conservation of seals, historic seal products and traditional folk tales involving seals. There’s als…
Canyon in Hvammstangi to Blönduós


Take Rte 715 south off the Ring Road to reach the scenic waterfalls at Kolugljúfur, an enchanting canyon that was once home to a beautiful female troll. (It's a 6km drive if you take the turn-off 7km past Gauksmýri …
Museum in Blönduós

Textile Museum

Set in a head-turning modern building on the north bank of the Blanda River, this small, attractive museum displays local handicrafts, painstakingly intricate embroideries and early Icelandic costumes.
Museum in Hrútafjörður

Byggðasafn Húnvetninga og Strandamanna

Located, 13km north of Staðarskáli, this regional museum includes the well-constructed interior of a 19th-century homestead and the shark-fishing boat Ófeigur, built from driftwood in 1875.