Kalfshamarsvik

Kalfshamarsvik, Skagastrond: Address, Kalfshamarsvik Reviews: 5/5

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Kalfshamarsvik is a small cove in the northern part of Skagi, with unusual, beautifully formed sea cliffs of columnar rock, created about 2 million years ago. At the beginning of the 20th century, fishing boats plied the waters and there was a small community of about 100 inhabitants at Kalfshamarsvik. However, by around 1940 the village had become deserted.
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Kalfshamarsvik, Skagastrond 545 Iceland
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CKT808
Honolulu, HI2,739 contributions
Couples
This area contains a huge number of basalt columns which are both horizontal and vertical. We have seen basalt columns in the US, Northern Ireland and other locations in Iceland, but this was different. We drove quite a ways on a gravel road to reach this isolated location. There is a large lighthouse perched on the cliffs of basalt columns. It was really amazing. We were there in May, and we were alone. We saw a lot of seabirds and even found a nest built right on the rocks with eggs. On our way back, we ran into an Iceland traffic jam (see picture of sheep). This is well worth the effort to visit. It was a highlight of our trip to Iceland.
Written July 2, 2017
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Dakial
Sao Paulo, SP121 contributions
Couples
Very cool coast line and a weird square light house. Very very windy. You should expect to spend ~30 minutes here.
The drive around the Fjord to get here is also very scenic, so you should get nice views on the way. Be aware that Google Maps does not know how exactly do get here, so you will have to get nearby and then look at the satellite photo to find the right path to reach the lighthouse. It is easy.
There are no toilets, restaurants or anything near this place, and by near I mean in a 30KM range, so be prepared.
Written February 21, 2017
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Tracy S
Northampton, UK35 contributions
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I almost don't want to review this, because I just don't want it to get spoiled and overrun with tourists. That said, It's very much off the tourist run and a stunning place, with history, wildlife, views in a tiny space.

Don't go unless you promise to keep it special and quiet.
Written October 16, 2016
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Coffeehiker
Canada95 contributions
Friends
Visited this historic place in middle of September. Raining and cold really give the feeling how people lived. The Basalt Columns are great. But hard to access as you walk across round slippery rocks for good 20.min. On way south stop at Borgin Restaurant for a great meal, in little town of Skagastrond. Info: Same Columns are easier access able at Black Beach. Be warned it's commercialized.
Written October 20, 2016
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BlueBoyTX
Texas530 contributions
Couples
The place is outside the main touristic circuit, so very likely there will be no one else around

To reach it is quite a long drive, after the blacktop there are another 20min, 20km along a gravel track following the coast line, and finally you turn to the lighthouse another 800m on a track to reach the parking... And then a few hundred meters walking without any real change in elevation. You can get there with any car, just be careful on the gravel road (you can lose traction easily) and the last stretch which is rather rough if you have a regular car and risk damaging the underside over some rock

Beautiful at sunset, when the setting sun lights up the lighthouse and the basalt formations

The basalt formations are very peculiar and unique. See picture

Lots of birds around. Noted also many medusas lazily floating in the water
Written August 9, 2016
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SeaPL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
It is definitely worth a detour if you are coming to Skagaströnd. The raod from Skagaströnd to Kalfshamarsvik is a gravel road, along the 23km gravel road, you will see the beautiful Króksbjarg Cliff too. The Kalfshamarsvik lighthouse built in 1940 has a unique design and looks modern in my opinion. The basalt columns in this area are so diverse and breathtaking as compared to the popular and touristy Reynisfjara Beach in the southern part. Super windy when we were there.
Written July 2, 2019
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Josey
6 contributions
Couples
This was one of my favorite places in Iceland. We were the only ones there, it was a nice change from all the other touristy locations. If you're staying nearby I would recommend trying to go around sunset.
Written November 15, 2018
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annadisr
Reykjavik, Iceland43 contributions
Family
Kálfshamarsvík is a must visit if you are travelling to the Skaginn peninsula. It is about 20-30 mins drive from Skagaströnd but it is easy to miss if you are not looking for the sign. There are some remains of buildings visible but early 20th century fishermen used this place as their base. There are beautiful basalt columns there and on a clear day you can see the Strandir mountains.
Written September 15, 2015
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Signy2014
Skagastrond, Iceland10 contributions
Friends
Its great to see Kalfshamarsvik - one of my favorite place and sometimes you can see seals there. If you see them call them, they might come over to you as they are currious.
Written July 13, 2014
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Terta D
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Friends
This place is a beautiful area with an old lighthouse in the midst of old basalt columns. Curious seals swam around while we took photos.
Written July 13, 2014
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