- Great hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in Iceland -
This great trip starts in Bræðraborg Café in Ísafjörður at 8:00 in the morning where you meet your guide and get the lunch pack for the day. We then walk the few hundred meters to the harbour and get on board the speedboat that takes us to our destination.
After a scenic boat ride over fjords and along mountain cliffs, the group will be dropped off at the end of the beautiful Veiðileysufjörður Fjord or Lónafjörður depending on conditions.
Then a gentle hike takes us up the valley, over water streams and through flower fields, where there are no trails or other signs of human presence. This is Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where nature rules un-challenged. We’ll reach an elevation of around 650 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. We’ll stop for a well-earned lunch consisting of homemade delicacies along the way.
In the afternoon we’ll walk along the ridge of the little visited but impressive Lónafjörður fjord and then down to the old farmhouse at Kvíar. At Kvíar we’ll relax, cook a good dinner and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. An arctic fox family has for years had their den in the farmhouse’s backyard and the pups usually get curious when guests appear.
Season: 02/6-15/9 2017
Departure: 09:00, Departure every Wednesdays and Fridays.
Included: Transfer, boat tour, guide, delicious lunch and dinner.
Duration of trip: 13 hours
Minimum age: 12 years.
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 Moderate
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.
Price: 44.900 ISK per person.
IN PREPERATION FOR HORNSTRANDIR, YOU SHOULD BRING:
Disclaimer: All hiking trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA/Westtours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.