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To come to the Eldborg crater, you have to go for about 30 minutes. You can park on the parking lot near the Snorrastaðir farm (GPS: 64.774031, -22.302294). From here on, you have to go:). Good travel!
GPS coordinates of the Eldborg crater: 64.795675, -22.320513
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Landbrotalaug Hot Springs
14:18 - 36.5 km / 25 minuten - 14:43
Ölkelda Mineral Spring
Ölkelda (holy ale well) is a mineral spring rich of minerals and its water was seek for centuries because of its healing power.
14:53 - 7.8 km / 8 minuten - 15:01
Ytri Tunga beach is first and foremost one of the best seal-watching spots in Iceland. Seals come here to hang around thanks to rocky shore where they can find a perfect combination of mainland and the close proximity of the safe ocean.
15:11 - 20.5 km / 16 minuten - 15:28
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This waterfall was named Bjarnafoss thanks to one former rich local farmer, Bjarni. According to a legend he threw all his money right in this waterfall. If you believe in this story, you can go look for it (similarly, there is a treasure behind the Fardagafoss waterfall). If you are an unbeliever in that story, you can just enjoy this waterfall so how it is.
16:08 - 14.5 km / 11 minuten - 16:19
Is a canyon so tight and with its walls so high, that you have the feeling to be in the mountain. And you can walk futher and further. There is a stream inside, so you should wear good shoes.
16:49 - 4.9 km / 5 minuten - 16:55
Gatklettur – an Arch rock is a rock resembling an animal created by waves.
17:05 - 4.1 km / 6 minuten - 17:11
Sönghellir (the cave of songs) is a cluster of caves which is famous for its echoing quality. You can try it as you are here.
Legend says that Sönghellir used to be a shelter for Bárður Snæfellsás – half man/half troll. And here in Icelands, legends are a pure true.
17:21 - 6.1 km / 12 minuten - 17:33
“entrance point” to Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsjökull is, where Juses Verne placed the entrance to the center of the Earth. Therefore it is one of the most known and popular placest in Iceland.
More to it, Snæfellsjökull is the only glacier in Iceland you can hike and climb without expedition equipment. And where the probability that you´d come back alive exceeds 5% as with all the others Icelandic glaciers. HOWEVER, that does not mean, that you should not be cautious nor that there is no danger at all.
19:33 - 16.7 km / 22 minuten - 19:56
Lóndrangar are two basalt rock pillars which changes their shape really joyfully depending on the angle you are looking at them.
20:11 - 2.0 km / 2 minuten - 20:13
Snæfellsjökull NP Visitor Center at Malarrif
20:18 - 7.9 km / 7 minuten - 20:25
parking lot with toilets by Djúpalónssandur
A beautiful black beach made of sand and pebblestones directly under the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which gives to the place an unique contrast.
There are a British trawler Epine GY7 remains that wrecked here on the beach at night on 13 march 1948.
8:00 - 14.0 km / 12 minuten - 8:12
Saxhóll is a volcanic crater on Snæfellsnes peninsula. You can climb on its edge and look into a former volcano.
9:12 - 12.7 km / 16 minuten - 9:29
These cliffs sets the westermost coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
9:59 - 10.1 km / 15 minuten - 10:14
You can find the Hellisandur campsite at the very end of the beautiful peninsula – Snaefellsness. It can offer you a basic camping amenities.
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Grunarfoss is a 70 meters tall waterfall on the Grundará river which you´ll not miss on your way to Kirkjufell.
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A geothermal pool combined with a swimming pool on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Breiðavík guesthouse and camping ground in close to a beautiful Westfjordic beach bay. Nice place to stay!
8:00 - 11.5 km / 10 minuten - 8:10
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Remains of a former fishing village.
9:17 - 58.2 km / 46 minuten - 10:04
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11:03 - 19.5 km / 16 minuten - 11:19
Here at Reykjafjarðarlaug in the west part of Westfjords you can find a combination of the hot spring and geothermal swimming pool. It may be your hot pool stop if you are travelling between the Dynjandi Waterfall and the Látrabjarg bird cliff. There is a changing room facility, so you can change your clothes. But no showers here.
11:49 - 40.0 km / 34 minuten - 12:24
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Dynjandi (“thunderous”) (a.k.a. Fjallfoss “mountain waterfall”) is the most monumental of the Icelandic waterfalls and the pearl of the Westfjords. Dynjandi is not the most visited or admired of Icelandic waterfalls only because it is so far away from the main touristic routes in Iceland. Many of the everything-in-a-week tourists do not want to spend extra days in the Westfjords and waste time traveling on its dirt roads. However, if you want to experience the real unspoiled Icelandic nature, you still can here. You have to earn this waterfall and for sure it will reward you. Dynjandi is unforgettable. Trust me.
Additionally, as a bonus to Dynjandi, you´ll get another 7 different waterfalls downstream from Dynjandi. They are: Bæjarfoss, Hundafoss, a bit away is Kvíslarfoss, then Hrísvaðsfoss, Göngumannafoss, the more than 20 meter tall Strompgljúfrafoss and finally Hæstahjallafoss.
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Flateyri is the hipstermost village in Iceland.
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Bolafjall offers you amazing views over the surrounding nature, town of Bolungarvík and the Hornstrandir natural reserve.
Bolafjall is located up the town of Bolungarvík and you can reach it thanks to the very curvy mountain road.
20:12 - 8.9 km / 15 minuten - 20:28
Bolungarvík campsite is really nice and well furnished.
20:28 - 16.9 km / 16 minuten - 20:45
This campsite is located in a beautiful valley Tungudalur (hence the name). It is perfectly equipped with kitchen (electric kettle, electric stove, micro oven, toaster), showers (in price included), washing machine and dryer, barbecue area and nice view of. This is a perfect starting point for many treks and hikes through a beautiful nature, f.e. just up the stream of the Buná river which flow through the campsite to the Bunárfoss waterfall and further up the hill. There is a beach volleyball field here, but I do not know if it is a part of the camp or not. You have to ask.
9:00 - 4.5 km / 6 minuten - 9:06
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17:55 - 30.0 km / 21 minuten - 18:16
Valagil is a beautifull ravin off the beaten track (welcome to Westfjords) with an amazing waterfall.
There is a small dirt parking lot 9 kilometers south from Súðavík at the landward end of Álftafjörður right next to the road nr. 61 (GPS: 65.966996, -23.087921). Then you just follow the path for about 30-40 minutes and you are here:)
19:16 - 106.4 km / één uur 29 minuten - 20:46
A natural geothermal pool in a valley in Westfjords. Enjoy the nature!
There are two possible ways on how to come here. First option is to come from Heydalur farm/hotel/camp. But then, there is a river to cross. The other option is to leave your car here (GPS: 65.839769,-22.677577) and then go against the streem for about 20 minutes, until you reach your goal – the geothermal pool.
20:46 - 11.1 km / 25 minuten - 21:11
Geothermal pool in the heart of the Westfjords, that is Hörgshliðarlaug.
Before you put your toe into the pool, go to ask for a permission to the farm Hörgshlið (GPS: 65.831019, -22.628762). Actually, you can do it on your way here and you don´t have to go back.
21:16 - 58.0 km / 51 minuten - 22:08
8:00 - 49.0 km / 32 minuten - 10:45
Väljumised on 11:00 Hafnarbraut 14, La. 65.705571 Le: -21.672838
12:45 - 32.2 km / 22 minuten - 13:07
One of the most pleasant places in Iceland, that are the Drangsnes hot tubes. There is changing room with toilets and shower just over the street so there is nothing what can take you from great bath with amazing views.
14:07 - 0.3 km / - 14:07
Kerlingin – The night troll. A woman trol who centuries ago, with two others, tried to separate Westfjords from Iceland.
14:17 - 155.1 km / één uur 52 minuten - 16:10
As amenity of the Sæberg campsite/hostel, you can enjoy hot bath while enjoying an infinite sunset.
16:20 - 50.0 km / 34 minuten - 16:55
Parking lot next to the Kattahryggur bridge (a cat´s arch), one of the first concrete bridges in Iceland on one of the first (if not first) gravel roads leading to Reykjavík. Close by is one of many (thousands) unnamed waterfalls in Iceland.
8:00 - 20.2 km / 14 minuten - 8:14
Two craters next to each other and you can be part of them!
9:14 - 2.7 km / 3 minuten - 9:17
You can find the Glanni waterfall on the Norðurá river. It is not one of these top 10 Iceland, but it is surrounded by beautiful green rich nature and if you are on the Ring Road, you want to take a rest from all these 100+ meters tall wateralls, and crowds of people, here is your chance for it.
9:47 - 4.0 km / 4 minuten - 9:51
10:21 - 27.0 km / 19 minuten - 10:41
12:41 - 34.7 km / 27 minuten - 13:08
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15:08 - 12.6 km / 11 minuten - 15:20
Surtshellir is the longest lava cave in iceland placed in the Hallmundarhraun lava field. You can jump in completely freely, just be cautious. Helmets and headlamps are highly advised!
17:20 - 20.1 km / 16 minuten - 17:36
One of Icelandic wonders this Hraunfossar lava waterfall is. The water originates in the Langjökull glacier and flows under the surface of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It pours within 900 meters to the river Hvítá.
Hraunfossar in not just a waterfall, it is natural revelation.
How to find Hraunfossar:
From the Ring Road take the road nr. 50 and then road nr. 518. Road nr. 523 is gravel road (there are some geothermal pools along the way too), so you might not like it.
There is a road nr. 550 from Þingvellir (which converts into F550 – but is passable with 2WD). Once you reach road nr. 518 (you can have a stop by Rúfoss too), just turn left and Hraunfossar is just kilometers (miles) away.
17:51 - 0.1 km / - 17:51
There is a fee of 200 ISK to be paid in cash, so do not forget to take some coins with you.
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Öxarárfoss waterfall in Þingvellir National park is one of these waterfalls which wont be the reason of your journey to Iceland, but it makes the landscape so beautiful. Probably the most interesting thing about this waterfall is, that the water falls from the North Atlantic tectonic plate and you can watch it from the European tectonic plate.
Öxarárfoss waterfall is situated directly in the Þingvellir National Park. Öxarárfoss is accessible only by foot and it is 800 meters (half a mile) from the nearest parking lot.
15:50 - 51.6 km / 40 minuten - 16:31