When driving south on the Ring Road in Berufjörður in the Eastern Region in Iceland, after passing the farm Þiljuvellir, and just before you come to the farm Fagrihvammur, you can't help noticing a small blue cliff by the shore. The name of the place is Blábjörg or Blue Cliff. If you are coming from the south, it is not hard to miss as the cliffs are barely in view, but keep in mind that they are located a few hundred meters after you pass the farm Fagrihvammur. The cliffs are amazing and a spectacular sight and definitely worth the walk down the steps to the beach to examine further.
Blábjörg has been established as a Nature Reserve
The cliffs and the color stand out, even in this great scenario in Berufjörður with the beautiful mountain Búlandstindur in the background. To spice this wonderful place, there is also a small pillar right in front of the cliffs in the tide line. But it is not only the color of the cliffs that stand out, but they are also of considerable geological importance and contribute to the geological history of Iceland. This is the reason Blábjörg has been established as a Nature Reserve.
A great place for photos
Blábjörg is a great place for photographers and for anyone to take photos for that matter. Interestingly the area west of Blábjörg by the beach is also quite interesting and astonishing; preferably the small arch in the sea and all the cliffs around it. In the background, you have the beautiful fjord Berufjörður and the mountains. There are many viewpoints a photographer can discover in this place and also take advantage of the rich birdlife around the cliffs.
Nearby places of interest
Álftafjörður - Beljandi - Eystrahorn - Fardagafoss waterfall - Flögufoss - Hallormsstaðarskógur - Helgustaðanáma - Hengifoss waterfall - Klifbrekkufossar waterfall - Mjóifjörður fjord - Papey island - Streitishvarf - Stuðlafoss waterfall - Stuðlagil canyon