We hate to say this but odds are people should not stay too long in the otherwise beautiful and historic Hvalfjordur fjord in the Southwest of Iceland. Due to industry pollution levels are on the threshold of being unhealthy.
This is yet another nail in the coffin of a country boasting publicly of being pure and unpolluted but officials never seem to figure that industry is the exact opposite of nature and give away permits like candy whenever they can.
Hvalfjordur used to be one of Iceland´s most stunning. Not only was this place mostly void of people allowing nature to take its wonderful course. Not only is this the fjord where you´ll find Iceland´s highest waterfall and the very same fjord where loads of history was made but also the very spot where you´ll find the only whaling station in Iceland still in use.
But the environmental agency now reports pollution from aluminum company and other industry in the fjord is close to the limit. And how wants to lay in the grass, eat wild berries and take in the sights close to such threats?