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Faskrudsfjordur (Fáskrúðsfjörður) Town and a French Connection
Faskrudsfjordur (Fáskrúðsfjörður) Town and a French Connection

No marker available. Fáskrúðsfjörður, Iceland, Fáskrúðsfjörður

Faskrudsfjordur town, by the fjord of the same name, is often referred to as Iceland’s ‘French’ town. It was the main hub for fishermen from Brittany and Normandy from the early 19th Century until 191...



Breiddalsvik (Breiðdalsvík) Village
Breiddalsvik (Breiðdalsvík) Village

No marker available. Breiðdalsvík, Iceland, Breiðdalsvík

A short detour from road 1, Breiddalsvik is a small fishing community with a couple of hotels and a small supermarket. It has an interesting geological, cultural and linguistic exhibition in its oldes...



Djupivogur (Djúpivogur) Village
Djupivogur (Djúpivogur) Village

No marker available. Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

The pyramid-shaped mountain Bulandstindur (1069m) towers behind Djupivogur, an attractive fishing village located on the peninsula between Hamarsfjordur and Berufjordur. The village is a short detour...



Berufjordur (Berufjörður)
Berufjordur (Berufjörður)

No marker available. Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

A jagged row of ancient volcanic plugs dominates Berufjordur’s skyline. On the northern shore of the fjord, look for Blabjorg the blue-green sea cliffs. The protected cliffs are visible from road 1 bu...



Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Hike
Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Hike

No marker available. Hengifoss Track, Iceland, Egilsstaðir

Duration: 2 hours. Difficulty: a gentle, steady climb of about 300m returning by the same route. Interest: two unusual and contrasting waterfalls. Start/End: park in the car park near the southern end...



Skalanes (Skálanes) Walk
Skalanes (Skálanes) Walk

No marker available. Skalanes, Iceland, Seyðisfjörður

Duration: 2-3 hours. Difficulty: easy level walks on a dirt track. Interest: coastal and mountain views, birds and nature Start/End: Skalanes is 19km east of Seydisfjordur and can be reached on road 9...



Snaefell Mountain (Snæfell)
Snaefell Mountain (Snæfell)

No marker available. Snæfell, Iceland, Fljótdalshérað

At 1833m above sea level, Snaefell is Iceland's highest peak outside of the Vatnajokull icecap. A central volcano, Snaefell was formed during the Ice Age but has been dormant now for thousands of year...



Stapi Sea Stack
Stapi Sea Stack

No marker available. Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Borgarfjörður Eystri

This prominent sea stack stands sentinel by the cliffs of Stapavik on a dramatic stretch of coast, known as Þvottarskridur, the Þvotta screes. Road 1 snakes along the screen, below menacing peaks, oft...



Papey Island
Papey Island

No marker available. Papey, Iceland, Djúpivogur

Just off the coast from Djupivogur, the low-lying grassy island is clearly visible from land. As you approach the island by boat the sky is filled with birds flying to and from their nest sites. This...



Bulandsnes Bird Reserve (Búlandsnes)
Bulandsnes Bird Reserve (Búlandsnes)

No marker available. Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

Contrasting habitats make the Bulandsnes peninsula rich in bird species and an important breeding ground for many birds. The area is recognized as globally important by Birdlife International.  Among...