Selasetur Íslands

North Iceland

The town's prime attraction is the prominent Icelandic Seal Centre on the harbourfront, where you can learn about conservation of seals, historical seal products and traditional folk tales involving seals. There’s also a helpful tourist information desk located here; staff are happy to explain where to find the best seal-watching locations in the area.

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2. Borgarvirki

11.52 MILES

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…

3. Kolugljúfur

11.76 MILES

Take Rte 715 south off the Ring Road to reach the scenic waterfalls at Kolugljúfur, an enchanting canyon that legend has it was once home to a beautiful…

4. Illugastaðir

14.86 MILES

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…

5. Hvítserkur

17.47 MILES

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…

6. Þingeyrar

19.09 MILES

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…

7. Kerling

24.75 MILES

Legend has it that this stumpy rock stack is the remains of a petrified troll and Uxi, her bull, is the formation out at sea near the island of Grímsey…

8. Sheep Farming Museum

24.96 MILES

The small Sheep Farming Museum, 12km south of Hólmavík, details the region’s farming history through photos and artefacts.