Information about Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes is a mountainous peninsula in the north. It features one of the largest and most accessible seal sanctuaries in Iceland.

The highlands of Vatnsnes are collectively known as Vatnsnesfjall. It’s highest peak is Thraelsfell, at 985 meters and offering a good view in all directions. There is limited lowland in the area.

Of particular note at Vatnsnes is the sea rock Hvitserkur, which the waves have given a peculiar shape. It resembles a natural fort, and, according to the sagas, was used as such in earlier times. Vatnsnes also has an abundance of seals, Hindisvik and Osar being good places to go watch them and there is a seal center nearby, at Hvammstangi.

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Attractions nearby Vatnsnes

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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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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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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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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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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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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Húnaflói

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

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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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Kolugljúfur

  Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Kolugljúfur is a gorge that contains a waterfall in north Iceland. It is relati...

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Hrútafjörður

Hrútafjörður is a fjord in north-west Iceland that stretches out of Húnaflói bay. The name of the fjord translates to ...

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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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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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Bjarnarfjörður in Strandir

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

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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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Álftavatn

Alftavatn is a deep and decorative lake on the Laugavegur hiking trail in South-West Iceland. Alftavatn is a place of great serenity and beautiful la...

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Skagafjörður

  Skagafjordur is a fjord in North Iceland. Saudarkrokur is its largest village. Skagafjordur district has strong agriculture and a rich history...

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Sauðárkrókur

Sauðárkrókur (a.k.a. 'Krókurinn'), is the largest urban area in Skagafjörður in north Iceland and the second...

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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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Tours near Vatnsnes

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