King and Queen of Cliffs - Hornstrandir Hike

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 and has a mystic remoteness and magnificent landscape. To get to Hornvík you must sail for 2-2,5 hours straight and sometimes the ride can be a bit bumpy. Before stepping onto dry land we stop for a moment to view the cliffs of Hælavíkurbjarg; a cliff that reaches vertically at an altitude of 258 meters. Stepping ashore on the other side of the bay, you hike up to one of the mountains to enjoy the best view possible of the day. The arctic foxes are nearby and might appear without notice. The tour takes about 10-12 hours and the stay in Hornvík is around 6-7 hours, spent walking and enjoying all the magnificent things that catch your eye. This hike is for people in moderate shape. The hiking distance is about 6 km on rough and on steep and slippery ground.