Rauðanes

Top choice Nature Reserve

in Northeast Circuit

There’s excellent hiking on Þistilfjörður at Rauðanes headland, where a 7km marked walking trail leads to bizarre rock formations, natural arches, caves and secluded beaches, plus great bird life (including puffins). The turn-off to Rauðanes is between Raufarhöfn (42km) and Þórshöfn (32km). Look for a small sign – the road leads 1.5km to an information board (with walking trail details) and small car park.