From sheep’s to seals, next stop is at one of the best-known seal colonies in Iceland; where on a good day you can see many seals from a close distance. It is also known for an important and tragic historical reason. It is the same location where murders in 1828 led to Iceland’s last execution.
Next up is the highlight of Vatnsnes and one of the best-known rock in Iceland, the spectacular Hvítserkur. Hvítserkur is a 15 meter’s high volcanic plug that looks like an elephant or a dinosaur even though it was believed to be a petrified Troll that got caught by daylight. An animal, troll or a magnificent rock it is a must see.
After enjoying that you head to Borgarvirki, a 10-15 meters high basalt fortress that stands 177 meters above sea level which means that when arriving at the top of it you have an amazing view in every direction and can use the view dial that is located there to recognize the mountains in your surroundings. According to the Icelandic saga the Vikings used the fortress for military purposes so here you can really soak up Icelandic history.