Pristine nature is a characteristic of Iceland. Here you have a 13-hour hiking tour in the West Fjords, with lunch and dinner included. The tour begins with a scenic boat ride in the fjord. The trip's difficulty is moderate.
Duration: 13 hours
Group maximum: 8 people
Available: Jun - Sep
Age limit: 12 years
- Westfjords of Iceland
- Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
- Boat tour
Meeting point: Bræðraborg Café in the center of Ísafjörður. Ísafjörður is located on the Westfjords of Iceland.
Included: Boat tour, guided hiking tour, delicious lunch and dinner.
Bring with you: Day backpack, water bottle, hiking boots and sufficient clothes depending on the weather. Please note that there might be some snow on the route until early June. Good footwear is the key to enjoying this trip.
Boat Tour and Hike to Hornstrandir
This great trip starts in Bræðraborg Café in Isafjordur no later than 8:30 in the morning where you meet your guide and get the lunch pack for the day.
We enjoy a scenic boat ride in fjords and along mountain cliffs. Then the group will be dropped off at the end of the beautiful Veidileysufjordur Fjord or Lonafjordur 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, one of the last remaining uninhabited areas of Europe. This region is now a protected reserve with no services, accommodation or roads. Understandably, it is an attractive destination for hikers and other nature lovers.
Here, nature rules as a supreme queen. We’ll reach an elevation of around 650 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Then 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 Lonafjordur fjord and then down to the old farmhouse at Kviar. Kviar is remotely located in the middle of the fjords. It was originally built in 1921 but recently restored to a beautiful and charming farmhouse. At Kviar 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.
Enjoy your hiking tour in the West Fjords of Iceland!
Disclaimer: Travelers are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with the tour operator's guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and the tour operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (force majeure).