Main Sights West Iceland
Glymur Waterfall is located in Hvalfjörður Bay and is Iceland's highest waterfall, cascading nearly 200 meters. A walking tour to Glymur takes approximately 2-3 hours.
Grábrók crater offers a well-marked hiking path to its top with magnificent views over the valley of Borgarfjörður and surrounding areas.
Deildartunguhver is a large natural hot spring in Reykholtsdalur valley. It is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, at 180 litres per second. The water is used for heating houses in nearby villages.
Arnarstapi, an old fishing village, offers a scenic walking path along the beach over to another tiny fishing village called Hellnar. At Hellnar, one can find one of the island's most unusual caves called Badstofa. It is known for its special light exposure and colourful interior and a very small and cosy café.
Snæfellnesjökull National Park was established in 2001. Its primary aim is to protect its unique landscape along with the fauna and flora in the area. Park Rangers are on duty in the summer months providing information as well as tending to the area.
Flatey Island on Breiðafjörður Bay is one of countless islands in this area and one of the largest ones. It is rich in history and the houses that are mostly from the 19th century have been renovated, giving the village a special charm. There is a restaurant and a hotel on the island for those who wish to stay awhile. A ferry crosses the Breiðafjörður Bay stopping en route at Flatey.