Introduction

Poking out into Húnaflói, stubby Vatnsnes Peninsula is a starkly beautiful place with a ridge of craggy hills marching down its spine. Route 711, a rough gravel road, weaves along the coast and makes a splendid detour off the Ring Road (it's about 82km in total, from the Ring Road to Hvammstangi and around the peninsula on Rte 711).