Top Choice Waterfall in Hvalfjörður


At the head of Hvalfjörður, Glymur, Iceland’s highest waterfall (198m), can be reached by following the turn-off to Botnsdalur. From the end of the road, it’ll take a couple of hours to reach the cascade on rough tr…
Museum in Akranes

Akranes Folk Museum

Akranes' sprawling Museum Centre is full of nautical relics, crystals, fossils and tales of local sporting heroes. The folk museum wing displays antiques such as an old car and fishing apparel. Outside, there’s a re…
Church in Hvalfjörður


The church at the Saurbær farmstead is worth a look for its beautiful stained-glass work by Gerður Helgadóttir. It is named for Reverend Hallgrímur Pétursson, who served here from 1651 to 1669, and composed Iceland’…