Monday, November 28, 2022


Increasingly more travellers at the moment are visiting the gorgeous Westfjords of Iceland and discovering the hidden treasures this distant a part of Iceland …

The Westfjords sport some pretty seashores, however what units most of the Westfjord seashores aside from the black lava seashores of the remainder of Iceland is that they’re golden and pink. You’ll even discover a pink seaside within the Westfjords; Rauðasandur or Purple Sands as I’ve proven you in one other travel-blog. And bear in mind the gorgeous serene seaside at Breiðavíokay?


One other seaside on the Westfjords of Iceland can be very expensive to me; the seal seaside at Hvítanes on the northern a part of the Westfjords. Right here you may get very near the seals as you’ll be able to see in my photographs. Right here the seals are very tame, virtually just like the puffins at Látrabjarg.

However regardless that the seals are curious and easy-going, so to talk, then they do not permit individuals to get too near them. And as quickly as a small boy ventured too shut the entire flock “jumped” and headed for the ocean. However because the boy’s mother and father stopped him, the seals realised that they weren’t in any hazard and stopped as properly.

Final time whereas I used to be visiting Hvítanes there have been many guests. You need to park your automobile throughout the street and cross the street and stroll for a short time. This poses a hazard to each the oncoming automobiles and the guests to the seaside. So let’s at all times watch out right here.

Another factor. It pained me to see the conduct of 1 customer. He selected to pee in plain sight on the farm signal resulting in the driveway of the farmer! That is the farmer’s dwelling and office and the farmers graciously permit guests to cease on their land to take a look on the seals. Please, let’s be grateful and respectful right here.

I learn an article on Iceland Magazine about Sigríður the farmer desirous to be good to guests to the seaside and positioned a desk with chairs and a binocular to make it simpler for the guests to observe the seals. She additionally put some jars on the desk with home-made blueberry jam comprised of native blueberries, for which individuals may pay in an honesty field/donation field.

I used to be searching for the desk with the blueberry jam, however could not discover it throughout my go to. 

Hvítanes is positioned between Hestfjörður and Skötufjörður. My great-grandfather lived at Hestfjörður.



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