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West Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Heading north from Reykjavík, the highway follows the weatherbeaten western coastline, famous for its stormy weather and good farmland. Beyond Hvalfjörður and the exceptional Glymur falls, Akranes reveals itself as a workaday town and, apart from a good museum, there’s more cause to pause around atmospheric Borgarnes, once home to the notorious Viking Egill Skallagrímsson. The 13th-century historian, Snorri Sturluson, lived (and was murdered) just inland at Reykholt, close to an attractive set of waterfalls and more saga lore around Laxárdalur. Northwest of Borgarnes, the long Snæfellsnes Peninsula’s coastline ...

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