This sail and hike in Iceland trip explores the Westfjords region including Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a remote area without roads and inaccessible except by sail, foot or ski. This huge isolated, unspoiled area of tundra, cliffsides, flowering fields and ice is a nature lover's dream and perfect for those looking for a wilderness escape.
Sail and hike in Iceland on this wonderful voyage into the Westfjords. Setting of from Isafjordur you will enter a larger fjord system, the Isafjardarjup. At the center of all these fjords lies their maker. Like a spider in its web, the glacier Drangajokull is sitting at just under 1000 mtr and watches over its liquid counter parts below.
The main destination during this week is Hornbjarg and its towering bird cliffs. It is home to many sea birds during the short and intense Icelandic summer. Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Fulmars are the main inhabitants. They are fair game for the Arctic fox and her cups. Always luring and risking their own lives to secure an evening meal. The walks up the cliffs are breath taking. It gives a great view into the Greenland Sund and over the bay and mountains to the East.
The fjords in Hornstrandir which are the main focus besides Hornbjarg, are the Hesteyrarfjordur, Veidileysurfjordur, Lonafjordur and Hrafnfjordur.