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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…

Close to Borgarnes lies the farm Stedji, which translates as Anvil, named after the rock formation next to Stedji Brewery and family house. A place of folklore and magic that today is the home of one of the most innovative, exciting and exuberant family brewery in the world. Stedji beer is brewed by a German profession, Philipp Ewers, who is a magician for a brewer. Brugghus Steðja is a family company started in 2012. Their brewmaster made the first two beers the same year, our lager and the Icelandic northern lights beer. Since then they have been releasing a lot of new st…

Bjórsetur Íslands is a brewpub run(ned) as a hobby bar by few of the staff of Hólar University College. All the work at the bar is volunteering and therefore not certain that you can reach them on daily basis or come at the bar open. We are open on Friday nights from 21-ish to 00, but it happens that Friday openings are canceled without notice.…

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