Information about Hornstrandir

 

The Hornstrandir nature reserve features magnificent landscape and wildlife and is highly popular for hiking.

The area of Hornstrandir was populated until the 20th century. While there is no population there anymore, it is an ideal place to spend the summer. A few dozen houses are located in the area - both old farmsteads that have been renovated and new cottages.

Basalt mountains stretch to the sea and are divided by deep fjords, secluded alcoves and steep valleys. The coastline has towering sea cliffs populated by birds and hosts an abundance of seals. To the south is Drangajokull, the northernmost glacier in Iceland.

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Attractions nearby Hornstrandir

Drangajökull

  Drangajokull is Iceland's northernmost glacier. It lies above the Hornstrandir peninsula in the Western Fjords. The glacier covers 160-20...

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Ísafjarðardjúp

  Isafjardardjup ('Icefjord's Deep') is a large fjord in the Westfjords of Iceland. The north side of the fjord has one inlet, Kalda...

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Vigur

Vigur Island, half an hour’s boat ride from Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, is famous for its enormous colony of birdlife. Species...

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Hestfjörður

Hestfjörður (translated to “Horse Fjord”) is a fjord in Westfjords, near Vatnsdalur valley, Bolaskógur forest and Hat...

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Hnífsdalur

  Hnifsdalur is  a small village of around 250 people in a valley of the same name and is positioned between Bolungarvik and Isafjordur. ...

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Súðavík

Súðavík is a fishing village and municipality in the Westfjords of Iceland, positioned just off the west coast of Álftafj&oum...

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Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík is the second-largest town in the Westfjords, as well as being its second-largest municipality, with around 950 people. The town ho...

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Syðridalur

Sydridalur is a rather broad valley in the Westfjords close to the inlet of Bolungarvik, wherefrom that village derives its name (vik=creek). The mou...

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Ísafjörður

  The town Isafjordur in the fjord Skutulsfjordur is the capital of the Westfjords, with a population of about 2600 people.  Fishing is th...

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Þjófatindar

Thjofatindar are mountain peaks near the valleys Seljalandsdalur and Hnifsdalur in the Westfjords. The hike over the mountain pass is an easy one and...

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Seljalandsdalur

  Seljalandsdalur is a valley to the west of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. The valley is ideal for taking a nice walk among stunning landscape...

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Westfjords

The Westfjords are the westernmost part of Iceland and the whole of Europe. The Westfjords are home to some off the most beautiful natural gems and of...

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Kaldbakur

Kaldbakur is the highest mountain in the Westfjords. The mountain, located beween the fjords Arnarfjordur and Dyrafjordur, rises to 998 meters. From ...

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Bjarnarfjordur in Strandir

Bjarnarfjörður is fjord in the Westfjords, south of Veiðileysufjörður and north of Steingrímsfjörður. Bjarnarfj&...

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Dýrafjörður

  Dyrafjordur is one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords and is situated between the fjords Arnarfjordur and Onundarfjordur. Dyrafjordur b...

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Þingeyri

Þingeyri is a village in the Westfjords of Iceland, found coastally on the Dýrafjörður fjord. Þingeyri has a populati...

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Hólmavík

The small town Holmavik is the largest settlement of Strandir region in the Westfjords. It has a population of about 375 people (as of 2011) and serve...

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Öskjuvatn

  Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's s...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

Kirkjubolsdalur is a valley in the Westfjords. The river Kirkjubolsa runs through the valley. The valley  is a good hiking or biking trail, as i...

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Drangsnes

The fishing village of Drangsnes can be found at the mouth of the Steingrímsfjörður fjord, in the Westfjords of Iceland. Drangsnes is ...

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Tours near Hornstrandir

Arctic Foxes & Midnight Sun

The bright Icelandic summer nights are the right time to see arctic foxes. During the day they......

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Trekking Fjords & Birdcliffs

Enjoy the luxury of hiking light between the most beautiful places in the Nature Reserve. The......

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Hornvík Heights and Sights

We start with a morning boat ride straight to Hornvík. The day will be spent exploring one of......

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Kvíar Ski Lodge

Go to the most remote area in Iceland, for the most epic ski trip imaginable! For 6 days in the......

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Paddle in the Wild of Hornstrandir

Explore the remote and beautiful Westfjords and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve from a kayak!......

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Hornstrandir Panorama

Great hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Trip difficulty 3 out of......

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