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Hvitserkur, Vatnsnes

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland.
The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon who is drinking. The base of the stack has been reinforced with concrete to protect its foundations from the sea.
Several species of birds, such as gulls and fulmars, live on at Hvítserkur and its name ("white shirt" in Icelandic) comes from the color of the guano deposited on its rocks.

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  • This is definitely the worst "attraction" we visited in Iceland. It is overrated, simply a small piece of rock in the sea. Additionally, you have to take a dirt road to reach the place which takes...  more »
  • If the weather is fine it is a nice easy stroll to walk and admire the view on the way. The platform the view ‘Hvitserkur’ was enough for us. But the more adventourus risktakers can go down to the...  more »
  • We made a detour to reach the place and the road was not perfect but it fully deserved. What an impressive rock formation. The weather was sunny and we enjoyed the view, the birds and observing the seals, having their sunbathes.
  • It is a very cool rock in the ocean! The road to get there is not the best. But it is worth a visit if you are in the area
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