Hornstrandir Panorama Hike Iceland
Availability: 01.06 – 30.09
Meeting Place: Aðalstræti 17, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland
Clothes: Warm clothes (waterproof cloths) and good footwear (for hiking)
Age limit: 12 years
Included: Hiking tour with professional guidance in beautiful landscape. Boat ride, Delicious homemade dinner
NB. Remember to bring food and drink with you. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended
Hornstrandir Panarama Hike Iceland is a popular hiking tour in west fjord´s stunning nature
The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is a truly unique and beautiful place. This exceptional place on earth is far north in the Westfjords of Iceland, close to the Arctic Circle. The only way to get there is by boat. There have been no permanent residents on the peninsula since the early fifties and so it’s very raw and untouched. This is a true pearl for nature enthusiasts. You don’t come any closer to the wildlife in Iceland.
This is a great day tour, where you explore Hornstrandir and its wildlife. We explore a very remote part of the peninsula which includes pristine hiking, breathtaking views and diverse wildlife. To top it off, we have a delicious home cooked dinner in a beautifully restored farmhouse which was originally built in 1921.
For years, an Arctic Fox family has had their den in the farmhouse’s backyard and the cubs usually get curious when guests appear. This is very touching experience.
Plan for the day:
We meet at our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) half an hour before departure for a briefing, where we will answer any questions and make final preparations. We depart at 9am from the harbor in Ísafjörður.
After about an hour-long scenic boat ride over fjords and along mountain cliffs, we will be dropped off at Ádalir valley or at Steig in Veiðileysufjörður fjord.
Then a gentle hike takes us up the valley, over streams and through flower fields, where there are no trails or other signs of human presence. We’ll reach an elevation of around 460 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Somewhere along the way, we’ll stop by a small stream for a well-earned lunch (please bring your own lunch pack).
In the afternoon, we descend down Kvíadalur valley to the old farmhouse at Kvíar. At Kvíar, you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while your guide prepares a delicious dinner.
After dinner, the boat will collect us, and we arrive back in Ísafjörður at approximately 19:00
This itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change depending on the weather and the ability of the group.
Group size: We need a minimum number of 4 participants to operate the tour. Maximum group size is 10, but most of our tours are between 4–6 people.
Departure: 09:00 AM. Be there half an hour before departure time.
Aðalstræti 17, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland
This tour is not with pick-up