Our Little Trip: Hvaleyri


Hvaleyri is a flat, ear-shaped peninsula at the south shore of Hvalfjörður in Iceland. It’s a perfect place to take a walk by the seaside, enjoy beautiful landscape, and observe birds.

My husband and I have been living in Iceland for five years now. My affection for this island gets stronger and stronger with each year. I want to know every single corner of it. That’s why we travel around quite often.

We visit Hvaleyri 2-3 times per year. Mostly in the summer. It isn’t far from Reykjavik, so it’s a perfect destination for a one-day trip. We packed some sandwiches, fill our thermoses, and dress for the weather. Usually we take a relaxing walk. My husband enjoys the view and fresh air. Meanwhile, I collect little stones, shells, and everything that has an interesting shape, pattern or color.

My favourite part in these trips is when we reach the tip of the peninsula. A little orange lighthouse was built there in 1948. It’s name is Hvaleyrarviti. If the weather is fine, we stay there for a while. We sit between the stones and listen to the ocean.

If you are traveling in Iceland and you have some spare time, Hvaleyri is a lovely place to visit. I won’t lie – it isn’t the most beautiful location in Iceland, but year by year we come back here to enjoy peace and tranquility.

written by lighthouse_keeperess on 2011-12-05 #places #location #escape-from-the-city #iceland-trip-lighthouse-travel-landscape-fjord-ocean-hvalfjordur-peninsula-ear


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I really want to visit Iceland. You make it look so interesting.

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    beautiful place indeed

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