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Top Choice Landmark in Vatnsnes Peninsula

Hvítserkur

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 15m-high sea stack Hvítserkur. Legend has it that Hvítserkur wa…
Farm in Vatnsnes Peninsula

Illugastaðir

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 through bird-filled fields leads from the car park to a popular…
Icelandic in Vatnsnes Peninsula

Geitafell

Roughly 25km from Hvammstangi (3km north of Illugastaðir) is the wonderfully unique Geitafell, a restaurant in a converted barn where fish soup is the star, served with salad and home-baked bread (skyr – a yoghurt-l…
Landmark in Vatnsnes Peninsula

Borgarvirki

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 early years of Icelandic history. It's a natural rock format…