En route along the
shoreline, with your eyes open, the traveller should not miss the great
number of common grey- and harbour seals how have
lived in a perfect harmony with Icelandic farmers over 1000 years.
Audio guided bus tours in english start from The Seal Museum in
Hvammstangi around the Vatnsnes
First stop is at the historic farm
Illugastadir on the Vatnsnes Peninsula.
The second stop is for a hike to a seal colony near the sea cliff
From there a
path leads down to the coast, where there is an interesting seal
The fourth stop is at
a prominent landmark on
the way through the Huna District.
Before returning to Hvammstangi
the fifth stop at the ogress canyon of
Kolugljufur is a 2 km long and 20-25 m deep and beautiful gorge of River
Village Hvammstangi on the Midfjordur bay is a
commercial and tourism centre for the county, and has been a trading
post since 1846.
The Icelandic Seal Centre is also an important addition to the
educational recreation in Hvammstangi.
Good hotel accommodations are on offer, and the camping grounds are
equipped with the best of facilities.
It is located 7 kilometres
off the ring road.
The distance from Reykjavik is 197 km by
the Whale Bay tunnel.
Distances from Hvammstanga
in Borgarfjordur (West Iceland) Iceland 91 km
Varmahlid 102 Km.
Akureyri 195 Km.