Westfjords map and route

Plane to Iceland, booked. Accommodation in Reykjavik for one night, booked. Plane from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður, booked. Accommodation on site, booked. Boat to Aðalvík and from Veiðileysufjörður, booked. And of course the plane back to Reykjavik, hotel there and plane back home is also booked. A lot of stuff to cover and the price tag was a little hefty.

The Route – Hornstrandir
I currently have two routes planned but I can’t confirm the longer route until in a few weeks due to the snow coverage in the area is still quite thick and currently melting, creating dangerous situations with rivers under the snow (Ref. Safetravel.is).

Safetravel.is told me that I should contact them closer to my departure to confirm if they found it to be ok to use that route. So below we have Plan #1.

I have a few alternative routes but I think I’ll be going with the ones marked xx.1 due to the fact that the current “problems” are east of Hornvík/Veiðileysufjörður. Basically I’ll be using the red marked routes and be going off the track a few times to look at things. I’ll also be back-tracking and getting a good view on Hornbjarg again. Fits in well if there’s a lot of fog coming in from N/NW which is quite common.

At the last point, 16, I’ll be checking that area out while waiting for the boat to arrive. It’s almost like an extra day if the weather is foul or if I need more time to get there earlier in the trip. Don’t wanna miss that boat back…

All in all 8 days in the wild – probably seeing a lot of animals (no polar bears hopefully) like the arctic fox.

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