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“Amazing formation”
Review of Hvitserkur

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Wild North Iceland exploration by Super Jeep from Reykjavik
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Amazing formation”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This was a real highlight of our first day of a road trip around Iceland, nothing else in this fjord but the 15 metre high rocks rises out of the water - an amazing sight. Well worth the bone shaking drive on the gravel roads of Vatsnes, would highly recommend taking the drive on round the peninsula for incredible, entirely unspoilt views.

When we visited the tide was in but have seen photos where peole can walk right out to it.

Watch carefully for the sign though, it's really small but there aren't too many turn offs on this road!!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Jenna M
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“Good area for seal spotting”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a 15m high basalt rock that has an unusual shape. It can be found between Blonduos and Hvammstangi and requires some driving to get to. It is signposted from the road (road 711)and a parking area can be found around 500 metres away from it. No services are available at the site. If at the parking area, take the path on the left of the parking when facing the sea. When we visited the tide was in, so we viewed the rock from the viewing platform just above it, however supposedly one can walk right up to it when tide is out.
What ended up being the highlight of this excursion was taking the path from the car park that goes straight down to the sliver of lava beach at the bottom. By walking along it towards the river estuary we were able to see seals in their natural habitat. We did not see them lounging on the sand as one does in a nature programme, but walking along the sand you soon get a couple or more bobbing in the sea within 50 metres of the shoreline watching you attentively.
The kids loved this and we got some good photos.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Tony M
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