We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing Basalt Columns

This area contains a huge number of basalt columns which are both horizontal and vertical. We have... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
Square lighthouse and beautiful coastline

Very cool coast line and a weird square light house. Very very windy. You should expect to spend... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
Read all 12 reviews
All photos (17)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gravel road”(2 reviews)
“see picture”(2 reviews)
Kalfshamarsvik is a small cove in the northern part of Skagi, with unusual, beautifully formed sea cliffs of columnar rock, created about 2 million years ago. At the beginning of the 20th century, fishing boats plied the waters and there was a small...more
30 km from town Skagastrond, Skagastrond 545, Iceland
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbasalt columnsgravel roadsee picturelighthousephotoscoastline
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This area contains a huge number of basalt columns which are both horizontal and vertical. We have seen basalt columns in the US, Northern Ireland and other locations in Iceland, but this was different. We drove quite a ways on a gravel road to reach...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very cool coast line and a weird square light house. Very very windy. You should expect to spend ~30 minutes here. The drive around the Fjord to get here is also very scenic, so you should get nice views on the way. Be aware that...More

2  Thank Dakial
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this historic place in middle of September. Raining and cold really give the feeling how people lived. The Basalt Columns are great. But hard to access as you walk across round slippery rocks for good 20.min. On way south stop at Borgin Restaurant for...More

Thank Coffeehiker
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I almost don't want to review this, because I just don't want it to get spoiled and overrun with tourists. That said, It's very much off the tourist run and a stunning place, with history, wildlife, views in a tiny space. Don't go unless you...More

1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The place is outside the main touristic circuit, so very likely there will be no one else around To reach it is quite a long drive, after the blacktop there are another 20min, 20km along a gravel track following the coast line, and finally you...More

1  Thank BlueBoyTX
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Kálfshamarsvík is a must visit if you are travelling to the Skaginn peninsula. It is about 20-30 mins drive from Skagaströnd but it is easy to miss if you are not looking for the sign. There are some remains of buildings visible but early 20th...More

Thank annadisr
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Its great to see Kalfshamarsvik - one of my favorite place and sometimes you can see seals there. If you see them call them, they might come over to you as they are currious.

Thank Signy2014
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This place is a beautiful area with an old lighthouse in the midst of old basalt columns. Curious seals swam around while we took photos.

Thank Terta D
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kalfshamarsvik staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines