Hornbjarg Cliffs

Hornbjarg Cliffs

 

Hornbjarg Cliffs

Falaises d'Hornbjarg

Guarded on both sides by monumental bird cliffs, the Hornvík creek is Iceland's most remote place, and also one of its most beautiful.
Hornbjarg is the larger and more extreme shaped of the two cliffs and boasts of an unrivalled "edge of the world" experience.

The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and Hornbjarg are only accessible by boat and the 2.5-3 hour one-way boat ride is filled with spectacular views of the dramatic cliffs and coastline.

About 4-6 hours on this tour are spent hiking in Hornvík, and the other 5-6 hours transferring by a passenger ferry between Hornvík and Bolungarvík. The exact return time back to Bolungarvík is always uncertain but normally the tour duration does not exceed 12 hours.

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Meeting point

Departure from Bolungarvík harbour and the boat departs 15 minutes after the scheduled tour starting time. The 2.5-3 hour one way boat ride offers great views of the dramatic landscape of northern Hornstrandir.

Description of the tour

At Hornbjarg, you will have 4-5 hours to hike along the cliffs and enjoy the magnificent views. The tour takes you on a circle hike onto the cliffs and back. The hiking is of intermediate difficulty on a trail with undulating terrain, from sea level up to about 500 meters altitude and down again to sea level.

You may enjoy 50 species of sea birds including guillemots, razorbills, eiders, puffins, kittiwakes and fulmars. And if we're lucky, we might also see the beautiful arctic fox from up close.

Included

Boat return transportation
Hiking guide throughout the tour
1 guide for 8-16 participants and 2 guides for 17-22 participants
A minimum of 8 participants are required to operate this tour, because of the long sailing distance to Hornbjarg.

To bring

Warm and wind/waterproof clothes - Solid hiking boots
Gloves and cap - Water bottle - Lunch pack.

It is crucial that you bring self-arranged food and drinks for the entire trip, and wear proper hiking shoes and warm hiking appropriate wear. Hornvík is open to Arctic winds and there is no temporary shelter available, and it is not possible to buy food anywhere on the tour.

Notice:

The trail requires at least basic hiking experience and good fitness. On a windy day the boat ride can be bumpy. We reserve the right to deny boarding to insufficiently prepared participants, whether without food or without proper clothing, for safety reasons.

Landscape

One of the most beautiful place of Iceland

Wildlife

The biggest density of arctic foxes in the world

Day trip

An opportunity to discover Hornstrandir in one day

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