The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve offers adventure seekers the perfect opportunity to fulfill their dreams. Located on the NW tip of Iceland, the area has been uninhabited for more than 60 years and the only way to get there is by boat.
On this trip we’ll use our expedition sailing yacht Aurora as abase camp and experience new things every day and anchor in a new magical place each night. You will find lush valleys filled with wild flowers, beautiful sandy beaches, deep fjords and towering cliffs. Great hiking and walking routes wind their way between the desolated fjords and bays, with spectacular views from the mountains to the sea.
The island of Vigur is a very unique place where man and nature have coexisted in balance and harmony and where thousands of birds such as Puffins, Arctic Terns and Black Guillemots come to breed during the short summer. Hesteyri has rich history and here are oportunities for wonderful hikes such as over to Aðalvík bay to the north.
From here we will sail along the northern capes to the spectacular landscape of Hornvík bay. Here are two of the largest bird-cliffs in Iceland with the world’s largest colonies of Guillemots but also major populations of Kittiwake, Razorbill and Fulmars. This is also the kingdom of the Arctic Fox and the only place in Iceland where they are fully protected, leaving them fairly relaxed around human visitors. We believe that time spent exploring the Hornstrandir will leave you fascinated and inspired.
Day 1 Ísafjörður – Seyðisfjörður
Day 2 Seyðisfjörður – Vigur – Grunnavík – Hesteyri
Day 3 Hesteyri – Aðalvík
Day 4 Aðalvík – Hornvík
Day 5 Hornvík
Day 6 Hornvík – Ísafjörður
A unique trekking tour in one of the most seldomly visited area of Iceland. The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Aurora yacht will be your basecamp for 6 days of peace and happiness.
Trip difficulty Moderate.