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Hornstrandir is a nature reserve in the northern part of the West Fjords. Hornstrandir is perhaps the most remote part of Iceland, and because there are no roads it is not easily accessible. There are boat services from Ísafjörður, Hiking routes and light aircraft services.

Remote Nature

Hornstrandir is so remote that the only options for travelers is camping. There are very decent camp sites. Some of them have the very basic services such as toilets and cold water tap. Although there are camping facilities at most of the old harbour areas, don’t expect warm showers. Also, don’t expect to have a phone signal. It is essential to visit these areas well prepared for every eventuality. Go have your shower under a waterfall in this totally unspoilt wilderness.

For wildlife lovers and travelers who don’t mind roughing it, Hornstrandir is an ultimate escape.

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Experience this yourself with a photo tour.

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Cotton ball sky

Crazy sky over the sea stacks at Vik on the return leg of our 5 day Winter workshop. Shot with 135mm from the sea cliffs at Dyrholaey.

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