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Hvitserkur, Vatnsnes

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  • Much larger then I expected and glad we took the extra hour up and back another gravel road from route 1. More viewing and parking construction going on as we have seen in many places on the island. V...  more »
  • The drive to Hvítserkur is about a half hour off of Ring Road on Highway 711. It can be a bit bumpy and you have to hike down a hill to the site. There was really no parking in spring due to the road ...  more »
  • Pleasant stay but is a bit run down, would be better if there's some refurbish in the rooms. Not for fussy guest. Nearby to see the rock formation,10mins drive. Great place for aurora hunting, surroun...  more »
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  • I've liked the place very much as I found the rock formation very interesting. It must said that it's definitely not for everyone when it comes to reaching the beach from where you can enjoy a closer and better view to the "Drinking Dragon". You should walk down a very steep, unsecured, rocky path. You can also observe it from above, without putting yourself under a stress and in a potentially dangerous situation to go down (and then up, of course). It's only a couple of minutes from the parking lot.
  • Seriously cool rock. The beach around it is beautiful also. Further downstream there was a beach full of snoozing seals!
  • The stone in the see is beautiful and unique. Good to see at least once, but do not worry if you miss it.
  • Absolutely spectacular. It wasn't crowded and it let's you walk down onto the beach. The road getting here is a bit bumpy but well worth the adventure. The loop around the peninsula is just as spectacular.
  • The rock is not as big/high as I thought. Nevertheless, it makes a good photography subject. Lookup the tide schedule before you go. When the tide is high, you get the Hvitserkur in water, and when the tide recedes, you can walk behind it and that's how I got the sunset picture with the sun behind the rock. IMHO, sunset shooting is probably better because the sun will be shining on the rock. For dawn, it is difficult to get the sun in the right position because it depends on the timing of the year. Aside from Hvitserkur, there is not much to do in this place. I would get the sunset pictures and go somewhere else instead of staying overnight.