Youth Hostel Osar is located on the eastern side of the
Vatnsnes peninsula, just south of
Hvitserkur. From there a path leads down to the
coast, where there is an interesting seal rookery at the
estuary of lake Sigridarstadavatn. This area is also
accessible from the parking near Hvitserkur, but there
people have to be carefuld decending the steep steps.
Often the visitors see more than a hundred seals basking on
the beach. During the breeding period of the eider ducks
in there colony en-route from Osar, the people are asked
not to disturb the nesting birds (May-June).
During the seal count in the area on August 25th in
2007, 194 were counted.