Nature Reserve Hornstrandir

Day Tours

The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is the northern part of Westfjords and a very special place. The only way to get there is by boat. Since early in the fifties here only in summer saison people staying there, hiking on the old walking trails. The nature is very raw and untouched.
 
It´s only possible to come here with a boat.
 
Saison is June to August

 

Nature-Panorama Hornstrandir

We explore a very remote part of the peninsula which includes pristine hiking, breathtaking views and diverse wildlife. To top it off, we have a delicious home cooked dinner in a beautifully restored farmhouse which was originally built in 1921.

For years, an Arctic Fox family has had their den in the farmhouse’s backyard and the cubs usually get curious when guests appear.

 

 

 

Always on wednesday and friday at 9:00 AM

Duration: 11 hours

Price per person: 44.900 ISK

Trip Difficulty: Need to be able to hike for 4-5 hours at an easy pace. Ascent is around 400m maximum. Terrain is mostly easy ground with some loose rock or snow. Must be comfortable carrying a small backpack with lunch and raingear etc.

Include: Boat ride, guidance on English, hike, dinner

Minimum age: 12 years

 

The Green Cliffs

This trip is a great blend of the unspoiled nature and the fascinating history of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.

We'll discover remains from a British radar station from WWII, see many species of Icelandic birds and walk along the top of some of the most beautiful cliffs in Iceland.

The route begins on a beautiful sandy beach and steadily climbs up along the sheer cliffs of Grænahlíð, which for many decades was the best shelter for fishing trawlers when storms reigned in the Atlantic.

On a clear day, we’ll be able to see views across the whole of Ísafjarðardjúp bay and into the Jökulfirðir glacial fjords. And remember to keep an eye open for the elusive Arctic Fox!

 

Every Thursday and Sunday at 9:00 AM

Minimum age: 16 years      

Groupe size: 2 to 8 people

Price per person: 41.900 ISK

Trip Difficulty: Long days of hiking up to 5-7 hours at a good pace. Terrain may include long sections of loose rock, soft ground or snow and maybe include long sections away from the trail. Ascent may be up to around 600m. May include multiple days in a row. Will have to carry medium sized backpack.

Duration time of the trip: 11 hours

Include: Boat ride, guidance on English, hike