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Whale Fjord: Away from the Hustle and Bustle of Reykjavik

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If you’re feeling excited about exploring Iceland but not sure where to start, a short trip to Hvalfjordur, Whale Fjord is a perfect choice to kick off your adventure. Located just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, it’s an ideal destination for a half-day tour that will introduce you to the wonders of this unique island.

Trip to Whale Fjord Iceland
Whale Fjord in Iceland

The name “Whale Fjord” has sparked a few theories and tales. Although whales are no longer found in the fjord, legends say that early settlers once discovered a pod of beached whales there. Another fascinating theory suggests that the fjord was named after a folklore story involving an elf who transformed a human into a whale!

Trip to Whale Fjord Iceland
Drive along Whale Fjord

If you’re confident behind the wheel, renting a car is the easiest way to reach Whale Fjord and explore the rest of Iceland. As winter fades away, road conditions become favorable for driving adventures. You have the option to drive through a tunnel that goes 165 meters below sea level, providing a shortcut to explore the surroundings of the fjord. Alternatively, for those seeking hidden treasures, you can choose the more scenic route along the 30-kilometer-long and 5-kilometer-wide coastline of the fjord. Don’t forget to pack your hiking shoes if you’re up for an adventure to Glymur, Iceland’s second-highest waterfall. Along the way, you’ll pass through a small cave and even cross a river! It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

So, get ready to embark on your Iceland journey, starting with the wonders of Hvalfjordur Whale Fjord. And when you’re ready to rest and relax, come back to the comfort of Blue House B&B, where you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Book your stay now and let the adventure begin!


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