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Víðgelmir is the largest of all caves in Iceland, 148,000 cubic meters, and one of the largest lava caves in the world. It has beautiful ice formations and deep inside there are lava stalactites and stalagmites. Bones and jewelry from the Viking age are a part of the archeological remains found in the cave in 1993. It has been preserved since 1993 and entrance is only allowed with proper guidance. You can join guided tours to explore the cave. Víðgelmir lava cave is considered by specialists to be one of the most remarkable caves on earth.…

Hvammstangi has around 582 inhabitants, known as the capital of the seals. The history as a trading center dates back over more than 100 years. If you would like to see how people in days gone by conducted their daily trading in the general stores, the Trade Museum will tell you all you need to know. The town is blessed with a good harbor from which seal watching and sea angling trips are organized The Icelandic Seal Center provides information on seals and the Vatnsnes area, besides serving as a general tourist information bureau.…

The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði. It's only possible to visit this place in the summertime, then you can have hot chocolate and refreshments in traditional style are offered with it. Best to have a vehicle that can handle gravel roads to get there. It's a really fun place to visit you will experience Icelander's way of living back in the days. The farm was inhabited from 1843-1943. In the years 1875-1880, however, it was left abandoned as a result of the lavish ashfall emanating from volcano Askja during a 1875 eruption.   Rumour has it that the farm served as a model for "Independent People", the most popular novel of Iceland's only Nobel Prize winner, H…

Hraunfossar or Lava Falls which are beautiful and unusual natural phenomena. Clear, cold spring water seeps through the lava and runs as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River. Hraunfossar has been protected since 1987. There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Lava Falls and Hvita River. A coffee shop at the waterfalls is open during the summer months.…

Akranes is the biggest town of all in the West, with the population of 6630. The Museum Area at Gardar is without a doubt the cultural center of Akranes and a popular destination for tourists. It is about the interpretation and study of nature, geology of West Iceland, stories of outlaws, folk tales, stories of elves and trolls and so much more. If you are into photography or just interested in exploring new things in Iceland you need to look at Akranes lighthouses. Down by the harbor you will notice two lighthouses. The bigger one that is currently in use is open to the public so you can go up and enjoy the view from there and there is even a photography exhibition to enjoy in there. If you…

Hvalfjöður or whale Fjord is 30km long and 84m deep fjord. Whale Fjord was the site of much British and US military activity during World War II. Some ruins from this period can still be seen in the fjord. Along with that, there is a big aluminum factory in the fjord. Some people like driving the fjord to explore more of the country and it is possible to do nice hiking in the fjord such as Glymur waterfall hike, check the pin for Glymur for more info.…

Iceland's tallest waterfall is located in Botnsdalur valley, Hvalfjörður. Leading up to it is a fabulous hiking path that should only be attempted by those not daunted by heights or challenging hikes. Glymur is in the river Botnsá that runs out of Hvalvatn, which is a lake closed by molten lava, some 160 meters deep. In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland, you can stand in awe before Iceland's highest waterfall. Standing by the fall you'll have a good view of the surrounding landscape, which is particularly attractive, as Hvalfjordur is widely considered one of Iceland's most beautiful fjords. The walk is approximately 3 hours roundtrip, will take you from the trailhead at Botnsá river through spect…

It is a small family owned craft brewery located in fishing village of Siglufjörður. The brewhouse is in an old fish factory that has been designed and adapted. Segull means magnet in Icelandic, they are connecting it to the magnet needle (magnet north) in the compass. The magnetic needle always turns north no matter where you are. 67 has long been a lucky number in the family, the great grandfather of the family drove his truck with the number F67 and my grandfather sailed the seas with the boat number SI67…
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