Great hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
This great trip starts in Bræðraborg Café in Ísafjörður at 8:00 in the morning where you meet your guide and get the lunch pack for the day. We then walk down to the harbour (6 min. walk) and get on board the speedboat that takes us to our destination.
After a scenic boat ride over fjords and along mountain cliffs, the group will be dropped off at the end of the beautiful Veiðileysufjörður Fjord or Lónafjörður depending on conditions. Then a gentle hike takes us up the valley, over water streams and through flower fields, where there are no trails or other signs of human presence.
This is Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where nature rules un-challenged. We’ll reach an elevation of around 650 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. We’ll stop for a well-earned lunch consisting of homemade delicacies along the way. In the afternoon we’ll walk along the ridge of the little visited but impressive Lónafjörður fjord and then down to the old farmhouse at Kvíar.
At Kvíar we’ll relax, cook a good dinner and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. An arctic fox family has for years had their den in the farmhouse’s backyard and the pups usually get curious when guests appear.
- Transfer, boat tour, guide, delicious lunch and dinner.
- Day backpack, water bottle, sufficient clothes depending on the weather and hiking boots. Please note that there might be some snow on the route until early June. Good footwear is the key to enjoying this trip.
How do we get there?
This great trip starts in Bræðraborg Café in Ísafjörður at 8:00 in the morning where you meet your guide and get the lunch pack for the day.