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Discover The Best Of The Westfjords

Welcome to the Westfjords, one of the most breathtaking parts of Iceland, where nature reigns supreme. Nestled in the northwestern region, this expansive peninsula is a true celebration of Iceland’s natural wonders. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with hiking trails, magnificent waterfalls, and uniquely colored beaches. The Westfjords is a place of unrivaled beauty, where nature unfolds in all its splendor. And if you’re an animal lover, you’re in for a treat—the Westfjords is home to more puffins than people!

If an idyllic nature getaway is what your heart desires, look no further than Hornstrandir, a captivating nature reserve nestled within the Westfjords. As the least populated area of Iceland, Hornstrandir provides a haven for wildlife to thrive. Here, you’ll discover a tranquil oasis where encounters with other people are rare, but encounters with arctic foxes are quite likely.

Cast your gaze towards the sparkling ocean, and you may catch sight of a majestic Humpback Whale gracefully surfacing for air. A playful pod of White-Beaked Dolphins might pass you by, or if luck is on your side, you might even witness the awe-inspiring presence of an Orca. Since 1975, Hornstrandir has been designated as a nature reserve, allowing nature to flourish undisturbed in this cherished corner of Iceland.

As you explore Hornstrandir’s pristine coastline, keep an eye out for curious seals, who often make appearances along the shores. And with over 260 different flowering species calling this nature reserve home, prepare to be mesmerized by the vibrant tapestry of colors that surround you. A visit to Hornstrandir is an extraordinary experience that will leave you feeling deeply connected to the wonders of nature. The hiking trails in this enchanting reserve are open during the summer season and occasionally in winter, depending on weather conditions.

How To Get To Hornstrandir

Diverse flower species in Iceland
A visitor walks through the meadows of Hornbjarg


Now, let’s talk about how to reach Hornstrandir from Reykjavik, Iceland. You have two excellent options: a scenic flight that whisks you away in just 40 minutes or a picturesque drive that takes approximately five hours and 40 minutes. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is an easily accessible destination that can seamlessly fit into your Iceland itinerary, especially after you’ve explored the wonders of Reykjavik. And speaking of accommodations, make sure to choose a charming and comfortable place to stay—a home away from home.

Look no further than BlueHouse Bed and Breakfast, where you’ll experience the warm hospitality of traditional Icelandic homes. Our friendly staff is more than happy to assist you in planning your journey to Hornstrandir, ensuring your Iceland adventure is nothing short of extraordinary. Don’t wait another moment—book your stay with us today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable exploration of Iceland’s natural wonders!

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to leave a comment below. We’re here to make your Icelandic dreams come true!

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