Located east of the town Kirkjubæjarklaustur is the unique columnar basalt formations called Dverghamrar or “Dwarf rocks”. Columnar basalt is formed when lava flow gets cooled and contraction forces up. It is believed that this beautiful formation was formed at the end of the Ice Age when the sea level was much higher. 

Dverghamrar is a protected natural monument and the name of the formation is no coincidence but legend has it that it's home of both elves and dwarfs. Believe it or not but this place certainly looks magical and is definitely worth the stop.


From Reykjavik it is about 3 hours drive to the town Kirkjubæjarklaustur on Ring Road nr. 1. After the town drive for about 10 minutes and then turn right when you see the sign that says Dverghamrar. 

Note: Do not park or stop the car on the main road! Be careful when turning of the main road, slow down in time and give indicators.
Read more about Driving in Iceland.