An hours walk on Spákonfellshöfði is an experience that brings you close to the unspoiled nature. Spákonufellshöfði, with all its history and hidden people, is a protected area since 1981. The view over the Húnaflói bay and the mountains on the other side is unique, specially on a calm summer night.
The rich bird life of the North, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland. Wetlands are important as a habitat for many Icelandic breeding species, and of the Icelandic wetlands which are famed for rich bird life, several of the most renowned are in North West Iceland.