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Bjarnarhöfn Travel Guide

4.9
2 verified reviews
Type
Lava Fields, Mountains, Cultural attractions, Bird Sights, Rock formations
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Location
Western Region, Iceland
Distance From Center
36.7 km
High Season
Summer
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.9
Number of reviews
2

Bjarnarhofn is a farmstead on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Many notable Icelanders lived here. Bjarnarhofn's church and shark museum are listed as the nr. 1 Snaefellsnes attractions by Lonely Planet travellers. Also don't miss the colourful Berserkjahraun lava field.

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At the shark museum, you can learn about the habits and biology of the Greenland shark and the seafarers who risked their lives hunting it. Try a bit of shark, best washed down with a nice portion of Brennivin.

Above Bjarnarhofn lies Bjarnarhafnarfjall, where seagulls are particularly common and nearby is the rugged Berserkjahraun lava field, 'Berserk's lava'. It has all kinds of strange shapes, with beautiful colours, and stark contrasts in the rock and mosses. The area is steeped in history, featuring prominently in Eyrbyggja saga and Heidarviga saga.