Hiking in Iceland is getting more and more popular. In Iceland we have various, beautiful hiking trails which are mostly the old routes people walked before we made roads for cars. In the Westfjords those trails are usually very visible because they were used until the roads were made around the fifties.
On this hiking tour we walk from Patreksfjörður to Tálknafjörður by an old route between the two fjords. While walking through Litlidalur after passing Lambeyrarháls the local guide will tell you about the history of Patreksfjörður and Tálknafjörður, which are both rich of history as bases of English, French, German and Dutch sailors, merchants and navy mariners.
From Lambeyrarháls we will walk to Suðureyri, where Norwegians established and ran a whaling station around 1900. In Suðureyri is a famous ground depression which is believed to be a fairy settlement. If travelers lie down to rest in the depression they are destined to dream about their future. Around Tálknafjörður is a great bird life and the scenery is amazing.