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Hvammstangi Village
Hvammstangi Village

No marker available. Hvammstangi, Iceland, Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi, the only village on the Vatnsnes peninsula, has a small supermarket, restaurants, a cafe, Arts and Craft Centre and tourist information. It also has a wool factory shop and many lovely Ic...



Seals at Illugastadir (Illugastaðir)
Seals at Illugastadir (Illugastaðir)

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Before visiting the seal colonies, you may like to take a look at the informative Selasetur (Seal Centre) exhibition at Hvammstangi village. To visit observe the seals, take road 711 and 15km north...



Blonduos  (Blönduós) Town
Blonduos (Blönduós) Town

No marker available. Blönduós, Iceland, Blönduós

Blonduos is a town situated at the mouth of the glacial river Blanda and is a service center for the surrounding Hunafloi Bay region. The river runs through the town and is Iceland’s longest salmon-fi...



Drangey Island
Drangey Island

No marker available. Drangey, Iceland, Sauðárkrókur

Drangey, one of the most distinctive landmarks in Skagafjordur, is a 200m high flat-topped island in the fjord. For many centuries, Drangey was an important larder for the people of Skagafjordur and t...



Varmahlid (Varmahlíð) Village and Turf Church
Varmahlid (Varmahlíð) Village and Turf Church

No marker available. Varmahlíð, Iceland, Varmahlíð

Varmahlid is a small rural community and service center for travelers, with a fuel station, supermarket, swimming pool, craft shop, and Tourist Information Centre.  Just off road 1, west of Varmahl...



Hofsos (Hofsós) Village
Hofsos (Hofsós) Village

No marker available. Hofsós, Iceland, Hofsós

This picturesque fishing village on road 76, on the eastern shore of Skagafjordur, has a distinctly ‘period’ feel to it and is worth a visit. Being one of the oldest trading centers in Iceland its his...



Walks around Akureyri
Walks around Akureyri

No marker available. Kjarnaskógur, Kjarnavegur, Akureyri, Iceland, Akureyri

There are several options for short walks in and around Akureyri. Walking trails follow the banks of Glera, the town´s river. Near the airport, you can stroll through a small nature reserve, whe...



Vaglaskogur - A Beautiful Birch Forest
Vaglaskogur - A Beautiful Birch Forest

No marker available. Vaglaskógur, Vaglaskógarvegur, Iceland, Akureyri

By taking a 4km detour from road 1 you can visit Vaglaskogur, Iceland’s second largest natural birch forest, on the banks of the Fnjoska river. Exceptionally tall and straight birch trees grow in this...



Hjalteyri Village
Hjalteyri Village

No marker available. Hjalteyri, Iceland, Hjalteyri

Hjalteyri is a small village on the western shore of Eyjafjordur. Until the early 20th century, this was one of the main hubs of the herring fishing industry and is today an aquaculture center where r...



Grenivik (Grenivík) Village
Grenivik (Grenivík) Village

No marker available. Grenivík, Iceland, Grenivík

This scenic village is a little off the beaten track, but worth a visit for its majestic mountains and unrivaled fjord views. The locals mostly work in the village’s thriving fishing industry. Take a...