Due to the harshness of the environment, the Hornstrandir area was abandoned completely by the last of its inhabitants in the early 1950’s. Since 1974 the flora and fauna has been protected and now arctic foxes, birds, seals and plants have thrived undisturbed.
You´ll leave by boat from Ísafjörður in the morning for the abandoned village of Sæból in Aðalvík. Continuing on foot to another abandoned settlement at Hesteyri, we pass the old church and parsonage at Staður. Crossing the mountain, enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view across Ísafjarðardjúp bay and Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) to Drangajökull glacier. Returning by boat from Hesteyri in the evening. Participation in this tour requires warm clothes, hiking boots and a lunch pack. Wading shoes are optional but it would be a good idea to bring a small towel to dry your feet after being in the water.
A moderate hike for people in good shape. 14 kilometres, elevation of about 330 metres on rough ground.