Hornstrandir Hike

About the hike

We will walk from the lighthouse on Hornbjarg, so you only have to carry a light bag with the packed lunch for the day and extra clothes.

We will sail from Norðurfjörður by Trékyllisvík, and the sailing will only take about 1 1/2 hours.

Where to stay?
Accommodation will be in the famous Hornbjargs lighthouse in a sleeping bag space, where there are good facilities for cooking. It will be based on meager supplies.

What’s the schedule?
We will walk around Hornbjarg, Hornvík, to the waterfall Drífandi and even to Drífandisbjarg.

Where do you sail from?
The sailing departs from Norðurfjörður by Trékyllisvík, but accommodation in Djúpavík will be available on July 10 and 15 for those who wish, in a double room.

They have also offered us a historical tour through the old herring factory, which takes about 60-90 minutes.

Food in Djúpivik:
10/26 July – pan-fried cod and cake 4,200 ISK
July 14/29 – Lamb fillet and cake 5,400 ISK

We will be fine and choose the best weather in Hornbjarg, but all the routes are breathtaking and reasonably long to experience and enjoy nature and wildlife in the area.

Guides on the trip are Gunnur Róbertsdóttir, physiotherapist, who is a hiking guide and running coach at nature runs and Björn Júlíus Grímsson, hiking guide and photographer.

Included in the trip?
* Boat trips
* Accommodation in Hornbjargsvita 3 nights
* Coffee and porridge for breakfast
* Shared meal last night
* Guidance and preparatory meeting

Not included?
Packed lunch and dinner on days 1 and 2
There is an offer for accommodation before and after a trip to Hotel Djúpavík, where there is also a good campsite.

* Freeze-dried food
* Noodles or pasta in bags
* Butter bread and flatbread
* Crispbread and biscuits
* Dried fruits, chocolate, and nuts
* Soups
* Spices, e.g., salt and pepper
How fit do I need to be?
It is good to aim to get up to Steinn on TOP of mountain Esja for three days in a row
For the “afraid of heights”?
No, the trip is not recommended for the “afraid of heights”


3 days


11 - 14 july 2021 SOLDOUT 26 - 29 july 2021

Level of Difficulty


Miscelleneus 28 final

Hike Duration

12 - 16km per day with 500-1200m elevation gain.


What to Bring

  • A good days backpack
  • Packed lunch for 3 days
  • Sleeping bag
  • Outdoor clothing that is suitable for all weathers. Wool is next to you, insulation such as chips or softshell and then shell. Insulation is paramount. We highly recommend bringing a lopa sweater waiting for you in the cabin.
  • Good walking shoes and bowling shoes
  • Plenty of dry socks
  • Sunscreen for face and lips
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat and mittens and buff
  • Underwear for change
  • Hiking pants
  • Shorts
  • Wind and waterproof protective clothing
  • Leggings
  • Backpack cover / plastic bags inside the backpack
  • Walking sticks
  • Compass, Maps and GPS Devices
  • Headlight
  • Repair kit, needle and twine, (string and clips)
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Money
  • Cosmetics / Medical Products
  • Sausage patch, patch and bandage
  • Painkillers
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes and small plastic bags for used paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap / shampoo
  • Small towel / laundry bag
  • Earplugs


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