Season: 3 June – 31 August 2018
Departure: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 13:00, but please note some changes may have occurred! So please contact us to get the particular departure date and time confirmed. (Arrival 30 min. before departure at tourist information center)
Tour length: 5 hours
Included: boat tour, guidance and refreshments
Minimum: 2 persons
Price: 14.500 ISK per person
Price 4-12 years: 7.250 ISK
Note:  Not suitable for physically disabled nor for wheelchairs as it includes a walk on uneven paths.

All Hornstrandir Tours

Beautiful scenery and rich history at Hesteyri.

Come see the stunning landscape of Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) with its impressive, steep snow-flecked mountains, quiet and secluded coves and get to know the history of the abandoned village of Hesteyri. Hesteyri was a village that could only be reached by boat, without electricity and roads. In the late 1940’s, the villagers made a common decision to move away. By 1952 the village stood completely abandoned.

To begin your tour, you´ll take the 70 minute boat ride from Ísafjörður to the village and upon arrival the guide will take you for a walk around Hesteyri. On the walk you´ll get insight into the history of the village, how it was to live there and enjoy the pure and colorful scenery. The walk will end in the old Doctor´s house where you´ll be served traditional Icelandic refreshments. If  you are lucky you´ll get a chance to see seals, arctic foxes or even a whale, on the way back to Ísafjörður.