The stunning view to the Icelandic isolated fjords in the north west of the island is something that might very likely stay with you for a lifetime. This is a moderate hike in a truly amazing scenery. Certainly a great way of getting up close and personal with nature.
Duration: ~4 hours
Pick-up: 12:30 at Bræðraborg Café
Group maximum: 8 people
Age limit: 12 years
- West Fjords of Iceland
- Guided hiking tour
Included: Transportation from Isafjordur, guide and a delicious lunch.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, some headgear and gloves, day backpack, water bottle and of course: hiking boots.
Note: Good footwear is the key to enjoy this trip. Please note that there might be some snow on the route in early June.
Departing from Isafjordur
The mountains and valleys around Isafjordur offer the enthusiastic walker some great opportunities for daytrips in the unspoiled nature. The view over the picturesque town and the sheer mountains on each side is spectacular and takes on a different shape with every step of the way.
The trip begins with a short bus ride up to the ski area of Seljalandsdalur where we start the walk.
Our route takes us along mountain lakes, crystal clear streams and patches of fluorescent moss that is quite characteristic for the mountains in the area.
After roughly an hour walk, we get to the base of the mountain with Þjófatindar Peaks looming above. We zig-zag up to the pass between the peaks for a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains and fjords.
After breaking for refreshments, we'll continue down into the valley on the other sice of the pass where the quaint town of Hnífsdalur sits along the shore. In Hnífsdalur we'll be picked up and driven back to Ísafjörður.
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 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).