Hvammstangi is the first stop around the Vatnsnes peninsula coming from the south, only 197 km from Reykjavík. This is a charming little village with 550 inhabitants and the biggest seal colony in Iceland. The Icelandic Seal Centre has a very interesting exhibition on seals, their biology and co-existence with humans. Seal watching tours are offered from Hvammstangi.
It is easy to forget oneself in the Bardúsa Gallery which is a shop and museum selling quality souvenirs. Kidka is one of the biggest wool factories in Iceland where it is possible to buy top quality fashionable woollen clothes.
Other tourist services in Hvammstangi include guesthouses, good restaurants, a sheltered camping site and a swimming pool.