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Iceland – Summer Trekking: Fjords And Birds

  • 6 days
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From coast to the highest mountain tops, Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that offers unspoilt, dramatic and expansive environments so perfect for nature and beauty, flora and fauna. Take this tour and enjoy the luxury of hiking light between the most beautiful places in the magical Horstrandir Nature Reserve, located in the western fjords of northwest Iceland.

You should experience it because...

The western fjords have so much to offer nature lovers. The area is sparsely populated with vast areas of untouched nature and beauty. From the huge bird cliffs of Horn and Laelavik to the glacier fjords of the Jokulfiroir, nature’s command of the area makes it very special.

Trekking to the edge of the world

As well as birds, this wonderful trek takes you along lush valleys filled with wild flowers, beautiful sandy beaches, deep fjords and towering cliffs.

This is the kingdom of the Arctic Fox and the only place in Iceland where they are fully protected.

Home to some of the biggest bird cliffs in Europe, you will see the largest sea fowl colonies in the world.

Places covered 6 Days
  • Day 1 A boat trip from Reykjavik to Lonafjorour
  • Day 2 Lonafjorour
  • Day 3 Lonafjorour - Hornvik
  • Day 4 Hornvik – Hornbjarg – Hornvik
  • Day 5 Hornvik – Rekavik – Hornvik
  • Day 6 Hornvik – Veioleysufjorour – Boat trip to Bolungarvik
  • Day 7 Depart for Reykjavik
  • Days Details
  • 1 A boat trip from Reykjavik to Lonafjorour A spectacular journey along the western coast and through the majestic fjord landscape to where you will be staying at the old farmhouse Kviar, in the Horstandir nature reserve. The house hasn’t been lived in since 1948 and has now been fully restored and renovated and makes a cosy and comfortable lodging accommodation space for trekking out to the wilder locations.
  • 2 Lonafjorour Experienced guides take you on a full day hiking experience along breathtaking valleys and mountains in the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Spectacular views over Jökulfirðir "Glacier Fjords" and Drangajökull glacier. Trekking through the bays and coves of the fjords, there are no roads, power lines, or other man made structures to come between nature and its wildlife. See five fjords come together within one large bay, each one with its special character.
  • 3 Lonafjorour – Hornvik Hornvik creek is Iceland’s most remote spot, and also one of the most beautiful.It is home to two massively spectacular bird cliffs that guard the entrance to the creek from each side. See large colonies of Kittiwakes, Common Guillemots (Murr), Razorbills, Puffins, and many other seabirds.
  • 4 Hornvik – Hornbjarg – Hornvik Hornbjarg is the larger and more extreme shaped of the two cliffs and standing on it gives you an unrivalled ‘edge of the world’ experience. The only way to reach it is by boat – this is a special part of the world that not many people see. The boat ride offers spectacular views of the dramatic landscape and stops for a quick view of the majestic cliff Haelavikurbjarg. With 6-7 hours hike along Hornbjarg there’s plenty of time to spot many sea birds including razorbills, eiders, puffins, kittiwakes and fulmars, and hopefully a chance to spot the beautiful arctic fox.
  • 5 Hornvik – Rekavik – Hornvik A wonderful trekking day from Hornvik to Rekavik and the Flojtavik coves and lake in the far north-west of Hornstrandir. A magnificent landscape with untouched beauty, wildlife and bird life. The relentless power of the ocean has molded the towering sea cliffs that are so richly populated by sea birds. Get a glimpse of what it was like in the Settler Age when Geirmundur Heljarskinn settled and farmed in this beautiful, yet isolated, part of the world. The area was deserted around the mid 20th century and yet a few summer cottages remain, owned by descendants of the former inhabitants.
  • 6 Hornvik – Veioileysufjorour – Boat trip to Bolungarvik Trekking through the magical fjord landscape of Veilileysufjorour takes you to the ancient fishing port of Bolungarvik – the northernmost village in the Westfjords of Iceland, located in an isolated cove at the foot of the mountains. The Osvor fishing museum gives a fascinating insight into life in this old fishing outpost, the curator will greet you wearing a skin suit similar to one worn by Icelandic sailors in the 19th century. Visit the natural history museum and see its extensive bird and mammal collection, including a polar bear. Hike to the top of Bolafjali Mountain, the views of the ice blue waters and glacial landscapes are spectacular.
€ 1,800 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

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