Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Hvalfjörður

Glymur

At the head of Hvalfjörður, and up Botnsdalur valley, lies Glymur, Iceland’s highest waterfall (198m). From the trailhead, it’ll take a couple of hours to reach the cascade's viewpoints on rough, slippery trails. A …
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…
Museum in Hvalfjörður

War & Peace Museum

During WWII Hvalfjörður contained a submarine and warship station and over 20,000 American and British soldiers passed through. This museum houses artefacts from that time and a small cafe, and has a campground (per…
Church in Hvalfjörður

Saurbæjarkirkja

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’…