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“Good for a 5 - 10 minute rest stop” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
Hofn, Iceland
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Ranked #6 of 9 things to do in Hofn
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“Good for a 5 - 10 minute rest stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you are traveling road no. 1 from Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the direction of Höfn (about 15 km east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur) you will see a sign Dverghamrar. At this location, you will find columnar jointed basalt formations and an interesting story about fairy people who live in the rocks. Unfortunately for us, one minute after our arrival at this locale, a tour bus stopped and the place was overrun by a horde of tourists. The geological formation is small but pretty but it was difficult to appreciate when there are great numbers of people visiting at the same time. While at Dverghamrar, you can observe the Foss a Sidu waterfall across the street from the Dwarf Cliffs. For a similar but more interesting stop, I would recommend a stop at Dyrholaey or Reynisdrangar beaches where there are better geological formations and lots of room to explore.

Visited July 2013
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“Good stopover for a short break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

These rock formations are just off route 1 between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Hofn. Although the walk to see the rock formations is fairly short (it took us around 10 minutes - round trip which included time to take photos), their location provides a good stopover between the two towns. The story that goes with the place i.e. that fairy people live in the rock formations is also fascinating for kids. There is an information board but no other services like restrooms or cafeterias at the location. A narrow path leads down to the crags that are below road level so no pushchairs or wheelchairs would manage the descent.
GPS N63°51.020 W17°51.602

Visited September 2012
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