Directions to Hvítserkur

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Directions to Hvítserkur

Directions to Hvítserkur

The Hvítserkur looks like a monster turned into stone. According to legend, Hvítserkur was a troll from the Westfjords, who wanted to break a church bell. He was however caught by the sun and turned into stone. The droppings of the many birds resting and brooding there give the rock its white colour

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It is about 110 km from Varmahlíð to hvítserkur, a rock formation off the coast of the Vatnsnes peninsula. In Varmahlíð, take Route 1. Then after 30km take Route 716 which turns into Route 711.

After you pass Ósar Farm & Hostel, you will find a car park near the viewing platform. On the right of the parking lot, there is a fairly flat path, or you can also choose the steep path.

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