Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

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Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

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Experience Hornstrandir, the far north and pure wildlife in Iceland

Are you looking for something different which contrasts the busy streets, paved trails or crowded must-see destinations? - We know of a place; Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, that might match your interest. To get there you need to be fit and be able to carry your things. We love this area because it is both remote and harsh but at the same time so colourful and fertile during short summer. (Search Google for Hornstrandir)

Price: Depends on group size

Please send us email if you are interested to join us.

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You are welcome to join us, a small group (max 10 - minimum 5) for a 7 days trip:

2 days sightseeing, back and forth Reykjavik - Isafjörður as a round trip.

5 days hiking from Hesteyri to Hrafnsfjörður.

We camp 4 nights and spend one night in the lighthouse at Hornbjargsviti. 7 hours hike each day, +/­- 1 hour. We search for wildlife, daring photo motives, peaceful coves and driftwood for bonfire.

Included:

  • Two experienced English and Scandinavian speaking Icelandic guides.
  • Pick up in Reykjavik and a fare back and forth Isafjörður.
  • Accommodation (2 or 3 tents: 6+2+2) and full catering throughout the hiking trip (5 days)
  • Accommodation and final dinner at Bolungavik (day 6)

What's not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Provisions for the driving days

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside our control. Be aware of that temperature can wary 20 + to 5 -

Equipment list for the hike

Exterior gear  

  • Walking poles
  • Backpack (approx 65 l.)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camping mat

Clothing

  • Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  • Pants, Soft Shell (Gore-Tex)
  • Sweater, fleece
  • Walking pants
  • Walking boots (adjusted - not new)
  • Gaiters
  • Warm underwear
  • Gloves - Mittens of wool is best
  • Cap
  • Two pair outdoor socks
  • Shorts

Personal stuff

  • Suntan lotion/ lipstick - factor 3-15
  • Sun glasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Earplugs
  • Sports tape, second skin, plaster, elastic strap...
  • Camera

Supplies stuff

  • Thermos flask
  • Water bottle
  • Food container, cup etc.
  • Pocket knife