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This was one of my favorite places in Iceland. We were the only ones there, it was a nice change... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Josey Z
Amazing Basalt Columns

This area contains a huge number of basalt columns which are both horizontal and vertical. We have... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
CKT808
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Nov 15, 2018
“Loved it”
Jul 2, 2017
“Amazing Basalt Columns”
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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...more
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30 km from town Skagastrond, Skagastrond 545, Iceland
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Josey Z
Reviewed July 2, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Dakial
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Coffeehiker
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank BlueBoyTX
Reviewed September 15, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank annadisr
Reviewed July 13, 2014

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.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Signy2014
Reviewed July 13, 2014

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.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Terta D
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