The Earth Quake Center

An exhibition about THE KÓPASKER EARTHQUAKE that took place 13th of January 1976. At that time 90 inhabitants of 130 were evacuated during a heavy snowstorm. The exhibition consists of pictures from the evacuation plus information about the geology of the area and information about volcanic eruptions in the North East.

Opening hours: Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
June 1st - August 31st: 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00
Alson open on request, please contact: +354-845-2454.

The Earth Quake Center

Akurgerði 4-6

GPS Points N66° 18' 4.194" W16° 26' 47.317"
Telephone

465-2105

Opening period All year

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Nature
11.85 km
Hestfall, Hvalsvík rock formations

The gravel road No.870 leads to the peninsula Melrakkaslétta and a short drive north of Kópasker lays a parking area well marked with painted stones. Drop-off your car and take a short walk straight down to the rock formation Hestfall - but be careful as the steep cliff is cut in two pieces by a vertical fissure! On your way back walk to the shore south of the parking and you see the beautiful rocks of Hvalvík in the ocean. Please don´t try to access the beach, the waves are dangerous!

Please note this is a summer destination.

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Skerjakolla
Shopping
  • Bakkagata 10
  • 670 Kópasker
  • 465-1150