Tours

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A lowlands hike on the stage where Fjalla-Eyvindur(Mountain-Eyvindur), Iceland´s most famous outlaw, lived and died.  The remarkable story of Fjalla-Eyvindur will be told, and the history of the area and of the people that lived there, by an experienced guide.  You will enjoy the beautiful landscape and flora.

 

Accommodation at the Doctors House

Accommodation at Hesteyri

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Hesteyri is an old fishing village in the nature reserve Hornstrandir which is on the furthest point of the northwest of Iceland.

The doctor’s house was built in 1901 and has been a guesthouse with 
accommodation for 16 guests since 1997. 

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Experience the nature and history of Hornstrandir on this new hiking trip with breathtaking view over the whole Ísafjarðardjúp Bay. We´ll discover remains from a British radar station from WWII, see many species of icelandic birds and end the trip on a beautiful volcanic sand beach.

The Prime Hiking Destination

A Boat and Hiking tour from Ísafjörður

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- A day´s hike from Hesteyri to Aðalvík -

On this hike the guide leads you through the singular history of the area and the unspoiled nature; untouched by cars, electricity or domestic animals. Since 1974 the flora and fauna has been protected and now arctic foxes, birds, seals and plants have thrived undisturbed.

A day's hike in the Nature Reserve

A Boat & Hiking Tour from Ísafjörður

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- A day´s hike from Aðalvík to Hesteyri -

You´ll leave by boat from Ísafjörður in the morning for the abandoned village of Sæból in Aðalvík. Continuing on foot to another abandoned settlement at Hesteyri, we pass the old church and parsonage at Staður. Crossing the mountain, enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view across Ísafjarðardjúp bay and Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) to Drangajökull glacier. Returning by boat from Hesteyri in the evening.
 

History at Hesteyri

Boat Tour from Ísafjörður

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- The abandoned village -

Beautiful scenery and rich History at Hesteyri. The landscape in Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) is beautiful with its impressive, steep snow-flecked mountains and it´s quiet and secluded coves. The only means of transportation is by boat. In the late 1940’s, the people of the village Hesteyri, without electricity and roads, made a common decision to move away, and in 1952 the village stood totally abandoned.

King & Queen of Cliffs

Boat & Hiking Tour from Ísafjörður

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A day in Hornvik - one of the world largest bird cliff. Hornvík is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. It is surrounded by two of the three largest bird cliffs in Europe, has a mystic remoteness and magnificent cliffs. 

Hornstrandir - Panorama

Boat Tour From Ísafjörður

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- Great hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in Iceland -


The hike takes travelers up the valley of Bæjardalur, over streams, maybe few snow fields and down the lush valley of Kvíadalur enjoying the panoramic view on the way. There are no trails or other signs of human presence on the route. In Hornstrandir, nature rules unchallenged.

Midnight Sun and Arctic Foxes

A Boat & Hiking Tour from Ísafjörður

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The bright Icelandic summer nights are the right time to see arctic foxes. During the day they stay in and around their dens. But at night, the foxes are more active and visible. The young pups play outside the dens while their parents hunt in the mountains or along the beach.

Fox Watching Day in Hornvík

Fox Watching Tour From Ísafjörður

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- Searching for the Arctic Fox -
The arctic fox was the only land mammal living in Iceland when the settlers arrived in the ninth century, living here in the nature's harmony. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is home to Iceland´s most dense arctic fox population, making it a great place for watching them in their environment.

Hornvík Height & Sights

Hiking Tour from Ísafjörður

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When limited to only a couple days in Hornstrandir, the toughest part can be deciding where to go. Hornvík Bay is a clear favorite for many travelers and is our recommendation for the “I only have a couple days where should I go?” traveler.