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

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

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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 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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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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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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Bjarnarfjordur in Strandir

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

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Hólmavík

The small town Holmavik is the largest settlement of Strandir region in the Westfjords. It has a population of about 375 people (as of 2011) and serve...

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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

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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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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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Glaumbær

Glaumbaer, in the Skagafjordur district in North Iceland, is a museum featuring a renovated turf farm and timber buildings, showcasing 18th and 19th-c...

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Varmahlíð

  Varmahlid is a small village by Highway Route 1 in Skagafjordur. It is a popular nesting place and resort. Varmahlid features a hotel, a res...

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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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Westfjords

The Westfjords are the westernmost part of Iceland and the whole of Europe. The Westfjords are home to some off the most beautiful natural gems and of...

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Austari-Jökulsá

  Austari-Jokulsa (East Jokulsa River), 'The Beast of the East', is a glacier river in Skagafjordur district. With its strong stream, wi...

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Hofsós

Located in the north-west, Hofsós is one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland, dating back to the 1500s. Today, it is a sleepy fishing villag...

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Búðardalur

  Budardalur is a village of around 650 inhabitants in the fjord Hvammsfjordur, innermost off Breidafjordur. It is the service center for the ar...

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Tours near Vatnsnes

Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

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Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshops

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Around Iceland Photo Tour

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Wild North Super Jeep Tour | Grábrók Crater, Kolugljúfur Canyon & Borgarvirki Citadel

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The Ring Road with Whale Watching in Akureyri

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