We took road 711 to go along the coast and reached Vatnsnes Peninsula. Our first stop was at Hvítserkur rock, a monster rock in the Huna Bay that has been sculpted by the waves over time. It was very windy and rainy, so we didn’t dare going down to the beach to see it up-close.
Regarding the weather, we decided to stop at Geitafell Restaurant for lunch, where we ordered a seafood stew (that looked and tasted more like a fish soup according to me). It came with a green salad and several slices of homemade bread. It was good but the portions were quite small regarding the price… so I wouldn’t really recommend that place, for these reasons, and for the lack of choice. They only had that on the menu.
Our next stop was dedicated to seal watching in their natural habitat. We stopped at Illugastaðir, a private farm, and followed the hiking path to the viewpoint area. The seals were very far away but we could see them thanks to the binocular at our disposal. It was nice, but cold !
It was still early in the afternoon when drove towards Hvammstangi, the last stop of our Vatnsnes Peninsula tour. We had a brief look at the harbour and walked towards the seal centre. Since it wasn’t free, we didn’t go inside… instead, we had a coffee in a tiny little café nearby and took some pictures of dry fishes hanging outside !
After our coffee, we hit the road towards our next guesthouse, since an early check-in was possible. The sun was peeking through the clouds and we saw a wonderful rainbow ! The owners were very polite, but the guesthouse was their home, and we were sharing everything with them, bathroom, kitchen… there was little to no privacy at all. When we cooked our meal, they were in their couch, barely speaking to us and looking at tv. It was so so so weird. The place was lovely though, very well decorated ! We were happy when other guests showed up, to break that uncomfortable atmosphere.