Information about Húnaflói

Hvítserkur on Húnaflói

Húnaflói is a bay in north Iceland. Many beautiful fishing villages and fascinating sites sit on its shores. 

The most iconic feature of Húnaflói is the bizarrely shaped rock formation Hvítserkur, which rises from the surface of the sea and resembles an elephant drinking. It is far from the only important site, however. The popular tourist stop of Blönduós also faces out to the bay as does Siglufjörður, home of the award-winning Herring Era Museum.

To the south of the bay, you can find the Vatnsnes Peninsula, renowned for its seal colonies, and the town of Hvammstangi, home of the Icelandic Seal Centre.

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Kaldbakur

Kaldbakur is the highest mountain in the Westfjords. The mountain, located beween the fjords Arnarfjordur and Dyrafjordur, rises to 998 meters. From ...

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Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur, otherwise known as the Troll of Northwest Iceland, is a 15 m (49 ft) tall basalt rock stack protruding from Húnafl&oa...

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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes is a peninsula in north Iceland, best known for its wildlife and geology. Wildlife at the Vatnsnes Peninsula. The Vatnsnes Peninsula is w...

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Illugastadir

Illugastaðir farm can be found on the west side of the Vatnsnes Peninsula. The area has truly stunning views of the eastern Westfjord coastline&nb...

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Bjarnarfjörður in Strandir

Bjarnarfjörður is fjord in the Westfjords, south of Veiðileysufjörður and north of Steingrímsfjörður. Bjarnarfj&...

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Blönduós

Blönduós is the largest urban area of Húnaflói bay in northwest Iceland, with a population of around 880 people. It is a ser...

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Drangsnes

The fishing village of Drangsnes can be found at the mouth of the Steingrímsfjörður fjord, in the Westfjords of Iceland. Drangsnes is ...

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Djúpavík

Djúpavík is a village in the Westfjords of Iceland, located in Árneshreppur which is the least populous municipality in the count...

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Hóp Lake

Lake Hop is a tidal lake in North Iceland. It is the fifth largest lake in the country and popular for fishing. The lake is situated around 35 km fro...

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Borgarvirki

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Borgarvirki ‘Citadel’ is a columnar basalt fortress and a volcanic plug on the Va...

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Hólmavík

In the desolate, dramatic, and awe-inspiring Strandir region of the Westfjords, the village of Hólmavík is the largest settlement. About...

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Trékyllisvík

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Jóna Þórunn. Trékyllisvík is an isolated cove found in the Strandir region of...

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Reykir

Reykir is a tiny settlement in North Iceland. It is best known for its regional museum and the hot spring Biskupslaug. The Reykir regional museum is ...

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Reykir Regional Museum (Hrútafjörður)

The local culture museum at Reykir in Hrutafjordur bay in North Iceland gives a good impression of the shark hunts from the bay and the farm comm...

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Álftavatn

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit Chmee2/Valtameri Álftavatn is a beautiful lake in the southern Icelandic highlands, renowned fo...

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Westfjords

The Westfjords are the westernmost part of Iceland, and an unspoilt region of incredible beauty. They are home to some off the country’s most ...

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is a village on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, six kilometres north of the Ring Road. Nestled beside the Miðfjörður fjord, Hvam...

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Grettislaug

Grettislaug is a pool at Reykir in Skagafjordur in North Iceland. It is named after the outlaw Grettir of Grettis Saga fame, who was said to have warm...

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Vatnsdalur

Vatnsdalur ('Lake Valley') is a valley in Hunavatnssysla in North Iceland. It is located just south of the Ring Road. As well as being well ...

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Drangey

  Drangey, with its steep sea cliff and rich birdlife, is situated in the middle of Skagafjordur. It towers majestically over the fjord, resembl...

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Tours near Húnaflói

Wild North Super Jeep Tour | Grabrok Crater, Kolugljufur Canyon & Borgarvirki Citadel

Jump aboard this Super Jeep tour for an adventure to the wild, untouched beauty of North......

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