Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Westfjords with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 months ago

Natural trip very nice

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful, possibility of continuing the path to reach a cairn at the highest point of the cliff (total hike of 14 km)

Beautiful flat walk through a pasture and then the beach with cliffs behind. Take off your shoes! Drive down is hairpin turns so agree with other reviews not for the faint hearted

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk along the cliffs. Even in September lots of bird activity (no puffins).

hiking
4 months ago

did the hike in march so there were no puffins unfortunately but was still a magnificent experience. the drive to the cliffs gets a bit sketchy

Not easy, but moderate to classify as the terrain is very uneven. Morays are overcome. Good boots with a high shaft I would strongly recommend. There is no safe path to recognize, one often walks on trailless terrain. But definitely very nice.

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rocky
5 months ago

This was very impressive and really easy to get to! I am so happy we took the ferry and this detour—what beautiful country the westfjords are!!

Great spot and it was on the way to where I was going, west fjords is an amazing place, if I could have spent more time up here I would.

bird watching
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Awesome place to visit, easy flat walk, but check tide times as it may be WAY out. The drive down though is not for the faint hearted.

This is a beautiful area and an nice walk that gets progressively more difficult and has lots of viewing points.

The start point appears to be a private property. You will need to park in the bit of land that has water on both sides just before the house. This isn't a marked trail, so you are really just exploring. We hiked up a bit to have lunch with a nice view of the valley, though if you are like us and used to marked trails, it's hard to shake the feeling of wandering illegally. Very beautiful!

Easy day hike. To be honest, I'm not even sure I took this exact route, I think my route was more south and west. Anyhow, it's nice and worth it :)

Did it as a day hike will waiting for my boat in hesteyri. It's good to have a gps for the pass, but other than that really the way is obvious, especially going up the radar where it follows a road. Expect some river crossing and wet ground.

Hiked Adlavik to the Ruins. Great views although in a cloud with limited visibility; run in with an arctic fox and the ruins were still spectacular. Adlavik to Hesteyri. Tremendous landscapes and views.

walking
Sat Apr 07 2018

Easy. Beautiful. Wet!!

hiking
Sat Feb 18 2017

Dynjandi or Fjallfoss waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the Westfjords and is for sure the Bridal Veil of Westfjords. There are 6 other waterfalls below Dynjandi, which one passes on the way to the biggest waterfall. The names of the other waterfalls are, from above: Hæstahjallafoss, Strompgljúfrafoss, Göngumannafoss, Hrísvaðsfoss, Hundafoss and Bæjarfoss, which is also called Sjófoss. "Foss" is the Icelandic name for a waterfall. To get to Dynjandi there is a bit of a hike and on the way up are all these smaller waterfalls. There is a man-made path leading up to the waterfalls and quite a climb getting up to Dynjandi. Volunteers made the path back in 1996.

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