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This territory of the Arctic fox has been uninhabited since the 1950s. As isolated as it was then, it attracts the casual half-day visitors and serious gore-tex hikers alike. Its main attractions are three. First, the bird cliffs surrounding the bay of Hornvík, are a magnet of gigantic proportions. On the eastern side of the bay the cliff reaches a height of more than 500 metres, and the birds are teeming. Second, as there is no infrastructure and the tourists few in relation to the sheer size of the area, the sense of remoteness is strong. You can hike days on end without seeing a single person. The nature is pure and the tranquillity unmatched. Third, dwas the area is a haven for the Arctic fox (think hunting-ban and bird-packed cliffs), the chances of spotting one are high.

Most tours, especially day tours, depart from Ísafjörður. Hikers wanting to go on their own can also take boats from Norðurfjörður.

 

Adalvik
Adalvik cove faces the open seas, being the outermost cove in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. The cove is rather big, with about 5 miles between the impressive mountains that surround it. Both sides fall steeply into the ocean and there is a considerable lowland area within the cove. North of Adalvik is Straumnes and Straumnesfjall mountain.  Further in the cove is Latrafjall mountain. 
Arctic Fox
The Arctic fox is the only truly native land mammal in Iceland. It got stranded on the island after the last Ice Age and lived on birds, bird eggs, berries, seaweed and all sorts of other stuff. Over the millennia the Icelandic Arctic fox has become genetically unique: the Vulpes lagopus fuliginosus subspecies. They are white in winter and grey in summer. The Hornstrandir nature reserve in the Westfjords is the only place in Iceland where the Arctic fox is completely protected from hunting; which means they are a common sight and unusually tame. 
Drangajokull
Drangajökull is the only glacier in the Westfjords. It is the only glacier in Iceland whose altitude in entirely below 1,000 metres. In addition to this, it is the only glacier in Iceland which is not in retreat (i.e. getting smaller). Drangajökull lies north of the Strandir region and south of the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Kaldalón, meanwhile, is a short fjord into which the glacier calves. The name literally means ‘cold lagoon’ and it is totally magical. It could be thought of as the Jökulsárlón of the Westfjords – although it is starkly different and visiting is a much more personal experience.
Fljotavik
Fljótvík is a creek situated between Rekavík bak Látur and Hælavík. 
Borea Adventures-Iceland
Borea Adventures is a fully licensed adventure and wildlife guiding company based in Ísafjörður. Borea offers guided multi day tours in the Nature Reserve where guests overnight in tents, our private base camp in Hornvík bay or at the abandoned farmhouse in Kvíar.  Borea Adventures also offers a great variety of day tours from Ísafjörður, 2-6 hours kayak tours in the peaceful fjords in the area and hiking trips suitable for most people. Borea can also customize tours for private groups of different sizes.  Borea is also highly recognized for their amazing ski tours in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and in the mountains around Ísafjörður.  The Company owns an runs the Bjarnarnes ferry boat, an 18 passengers speed boat on scheduled and private trips to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.  Borea Adventures tours are guided by experienced local guides that insure that everyone leaves with smiley faces and stories to tell. 
Aurora Arktika
Come and explore the Westfjords of Iceland with us. Our sailboats Aurora and Arktika serve as mobile backcountry huts while we seek adventures in Iceland’s most remote corners. Our experience and local knowledge guarantees you safe and fun-filled experience.
StrandFerdir.is
We are located on the coast of the Northern Fjords. There is a small village in a beautiful environment with the unique swimming pool, the Krossneslaug, which is located down on the beach overlooking the ocean. Reykjarfjörður is facing Drangajökull, the northernmost glacier and hot springs waters, which are running into the swimming pool. In the ocean and on the rocks you can see the life of seals. Here you can find hot springs waters in unspoiled nature that can open a world of magic and trolls in a new way.
West Tours
West Tours is a well-established travel agency and tour operator based in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords. West Tours has more than 20 years of experience in the Westfjords tourism sector and is formed by shareholders and partners all around the region and wider. The agency is run by a young, encouraged team all year round and aims on selling activities and other touristic services all around the region. We gladly assist individuals, groups, couples or families with their travel plans to the Westfjords peninsula, no matter if a longer trip, weekend trip or day trip with or without guide is on your wish list.   Follow us on social media: FacebookInstagramTwitter
Sjóferðir / Sea Travel