Illugastaðir at Vatnsnes

An excellent location for spotting seals, as a lovely hiking trail leads from the parking lot down to the seashore. A small country café and campground are operated there during the summer.

The path is closed from April 30th until June 26th, during the eider nesting season.

Illugastaðir are also known for being the home of homeopath Natan Ketilsson (1795-1828) and the site of the "Illugastaðir murders" that led to the last executions in Iceland in 1830, when Agnes Magnúsdóttir and Friðrik Sigurðsson were executed for the murder of Natan and Pétur Jónsson. The site contains, among other things, the ruins of Natan’s workshop.






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