Best bird watching trails in Westfjords, Iceland

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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.
Map of bird watching trails in Westfjords, Iceland
Top trails (13)
#1 - Hornstrandir : Hesteyri - Hornvík - Lónhorn
Hornstrandir
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Length: 50.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Fantastic hike through Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. It's only open during the summer time. The silence and solitude of this hike are unmatched and I barely saw any other hikers. The busiest point and most photogenic is of course "the Horn" at the northern tip of the area.Show more
#2 - Dynjandi Fjallfoss Trail
Flókalundur, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 34 m
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.Show more
#3 - Hesteyri to Sæból/Aðalvík
Hornstrandir
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Length: 21.0 mi • Est. 11 h 11 m
The hiking route between Aðalvík and Hesteyri is beautiful with panoramic views of Ísafjarðardjúp Bay, Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) and the Drangajökull glacier. You will be hiking through the sparsely populated Western Fijords area towards the abandoned village of Sæból in Aðalvík. Show more
#4 - Látrabjarg
Vesturbyggð, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#5 - Rauðasandur Beach
Vesturbyggð, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 40 m
Rauðasandur literally means red sand.The red color comes from scallop shells that have been pulverized into a fine powder and color this vast stretch of sand. Show more
#6 - Hornbjarg
Ísafjarðarbær, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
#7 - Reykjarfirði og Ingólfsfirði
Ísafjarðarbær, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 32.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
#8 - Drangajokull Glacier via Kaldalon Trail
Flókalundur, Westfjords, Iceland
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Lots of streams to cross. The place is gorgeous but you will need sturdy footwear.Show more
#9 - Hornstrandir Peninsula: Hesteyri to Aldavik and Straumnes Radar Ruins
Hornstrandir
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Length: 25.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
Hike from Hesteyri over the pass to Stakkadalur on Day 1 (possible to continue to Latrar). Set camp at Stakkadalur. Day 2 is a day hike out-n-back to the Radar installation (pack a jacket!). Day 3 is back to Hesteyri over the same route. Show more
#10 - Hornstrandir: Tjaldsvæði Látrum - Reykjarfjörður
Hornstrandir
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Length: 45.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
This Trail starts at the camping site of Tjaldsvæði Látrum in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. This reserve is only accessible by boat (little ferry from Ísafjörður. The trail goes in direction of the Tunguhorn and the lake Fljótsvatn, goes by Hvannadalshorn, Skálarkambur, Hornbjargsviti , Bjarnarnes and Bolungavík to reach the final point of Reykjarfjörður. Discover wild remote nature in Iceland in the land of arctic foxes.This trail is not well marked.Show more
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