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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes (Iceland)

Practical information on Vatnsnes

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Fjord
  • Viewpoint
  • Port
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
197 km from Reykjavik by car
When to go
From May to October
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Vatnsnes

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A dirt track leads around this charming peninsula where you can see seals, come across sheep, admire lighthouses and especially a quite extraordinary rock: the Hvitserkur.

My suggestion:
A peninsula that shouldn't be ignored for the diversity of its landscapes in a very short distance. Allow at least half a day for the tour. 
My review

The most beautiful sites are often situated off the beaten track. Even though leaving route No. 1 for a tour of the Vatnsnes peninsula does not require a big detour, it is nonetheless an opportunity to see some fabulous landscapes. 

I believe that, as for everyone who sees it for the first time, Hvitserkur is the most impressive of its sites: a huge rock with double arches rising out of the sea, like two trolls that have been surprised by the sun and petrified.

Yet I have only seen this rock once, lacking time during my second visit to the Vatnsnes peninsula : I had to turn back before I could see it. The road is not very good and progress is slow, so make sure you allow enough time for the trip!

The amazing Hvitserkur rock
Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
163 written opinions

A dirt track leads around this charming peninsula where you can see seals, come across sheep, admire lighthouses and especially a quite extraordinary rock: the Hvitserkur.

My suggestion:
A peninsula that shouldn't be ignored for the diversity of its landscapes in a very short distance. Allow at least half a day for the tour. 
My review

The most beautiful sites are often situated off the beaten track. Even though leaving route No. 1 for a tour of the Vatnsnes peninsula does not require a big detour, it is nonetheless an opportunity to see some fabulous landscapes. 

I believe that, as for everyone who sees it for the first time, Hvitserkur is the most impressive of its sites: a huge rock with double arches rising out of the sea, like two trolls that have been surprised by the sun and petrified.

Yet I have only seen this rock once, lacking time during my second visit to the Vatnsnes peninsula : I had to turn back before I could see it. The road is not very good and progress is slow, so make sure you allow enough time for the trip!

The amazing Hvitserkur rock
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