Vestrahorn, a place like no other.
Traveling from Reykjavík to Vestrahorn - Stokksnes is about a 6 hour drive or 480 km… and its worth every minute of it.
When vou’ve been traveling across Iceland and you’ve seen a sign that says “hurdigurdifjord - X km” you are finally getting close to a town called Höfn í Hornafirði, usually pronounced höbbn í honnafiddi, you will start seeing one of Iceland’s most famous natural attraction, for a good reason!
To enter the Stokksnes area you will have to stick with road 1 and after a few minutes driving past Höfn you will have to make a right turn from the road and drive beside the mountain Vestrahorn towards the beautiful black sand that covers a large part of Stokksnes
You will come upon a small shop called Viking Cafe, there you will have to pay to enter the Stokksnes area.
The fee wasn’t much or about 400kr if I remember correctly.
From the Viking Cafe you’ll get two choices, to go see the Viking village or go through a gate and enter what I now call my favorite place in Iceland and here’s why…
When you have driven the road towards the black sand beach, you get a pleasant surprise…you can drive further in and see some amazing waves hit Stokksnes lighthouse, this is something I highly recommend doing.
After almost being hit by waves you turn around and there you’ll have a beautiful panoramic view of Vestrahorn