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Hjorleifshofoi, Vik

4.8
#7 of 7 in Parks in Vik
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4.7
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  • We did not originally have this on our itinerary, but I’m glad things worked out and we saw this cave. The cave because of its shape is also called yoda cave. Hjorleifshofoi is an enormous rock, 221 l...  more »
  • This was our favorite thing we did in Iceland. Didn't see anyone else the entire time, despite being right off the ring road. The hike is not for the fainthearted (initially you basically scamble up t...  more »
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  • A nice hike through some ruins and the second resident of Iceland. Don't be surprised if you run into some sheep.
  • You can tell by the fact that this only has 17 reviews (when most other attractions have 400+) that this truly is a hidden gem. This is another area where I wish I could give bonus stars. This was my favorite part of our 8 day trip to Iceland (#2 for my wife), and it wasn't even on our 'see this' list. We happened to stumble upon it when we saw a lone car parked at the base of the hill and a sign with the "interesting thing here" logo. Its difficult to describe what this is other than an absolutely stunning hike with a historical surprise at the end. Once you climb to the top of the hill/cliff, you encounter beautiful rolling hills; except you're a few hundred feet above the black sand beach surrounding the 'devils tower' like feature you're on top of. During the hike you catch views of the ocean, of the black sand beach, and the mountains in the background. We even got to watch a sandstorm from a distance as a result of the high winds. If you're an active vacationer; this is a must-do. I've never seen this location mentioned elsewhere, it really does seem to be one of the few 'secrets' left in Iceland. Because of the winds, we did not make the hike to the cave.
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