Walk on Europe’s largest bird cliff, the stunning Látrabjarg, the western-most point of Europe. Enjoy the amazing world of bird life and incredible nature as well as a stop at a fascinating Folk Museum.
Latrabjarg is Europe’s largest bird cliff
Spot puffins and numerous seabirds
Gain insight into the daily life of centuries past
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Walking approx. 1.5km; drive time approx. 2.5 hrs
Enjoy an impressive diversity of natural wonders and unspoiled nature. Látrabjarg is the largest seabird colony in the northern Atlantic. Walking on the edge of the cliff with a local guide and enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic nature is an unforgettable adventure.
Látrabjarg is perhaps the best area in the world to photograph puffins - a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.
The Egill Ólafsson Folk Museum chronicles the history of the southern Westfjords. The museum is located in Örlygshöfn and it is an ideal stop on the way to Látrabjarg. In the museum is a unique collection of old objects from the area, which offers a clear insight into the daily life in centuries past. Also on display are many objects connected to the history of economic activity in the first half of the 20th century, especially fishing and boats, providing insight into the local people’s resourcefulness in their struggle for survival in harsh conditions.
Requirements: Layered clothing recommended with non-slip footwear.
Walking information: Mainly on paved flat surfaces, some incline and a few steps around the village. Walking approx. 1.5km; drive time approx. 2.5 hrs