History at Hesteyri - Hornstrandir Visit

We offer you a guided day tour to the abounded village of Hesteyri. The village is only to be reached by boat and the boat ride from Ísafjörður takes about 70 minutes. Luring in one of the renown Glacier Fjords (Jökulfirðir), Hesteyri has a beautiful scenery and rich history. In the late 1940’s, the people of the village, made a common decision to move away, and in 1952 the village stood totally abandoned. Upon arrival the guide will take you for a walk around the village, you´ll get an insight of the history and a feeling of how it was to live almost on the edge of the earth. It is also a great way to enjoy the pure, colorful nature of Hornstrandir area, popular with hikers. The walk ends in the old Doctor´s house where you´ll be served traditional Icelandic refreshments. If lucky you´ll get a chance to see seals, arctic foxes or even a whale on this tour.