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Akranes is just a stone's throw away from the capital largest town in West Iceland with  aprox. 7.500 people living in the area. Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord) gives an excellent opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty of Icelandic fjords, with its sloops, shores, canyons and waterfalls and its somewhat controversial history of whaling. The area is especially quiet and tranquil with few people around. Glymur, the highest accessible waterfall of Iceland (198 m) is located in Hvalfjordur


Interesting places

Akrafjall Mountain
Garðalundur park Akranesi
Geirsholmi in Hvalfjord
Glymur, waterfall in Hvalfjord
Hallgrim's Church in Hvalfjord
Hofrungur AK 91
Langisandur, sandy beach in Akranes
Akranesviti, Light house in Akranes
Meðalfellsvatn lake in Kjos
Staupasteinn in Hvalfjord
Hvalfjord, whale fjord in Hvalfjardarsveit
Þórufoss Waterfall in Kjós