9.5 mi

Elevation gain

2,205 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

2,254 ft

Max elevation

1,499 ft


56 4.7

Min elevation

109 ft

Trail type

  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010


2 hours 20 minutes




July 23, 2010


July 2010
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1,499 ft
109 ft
9.5 mi

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near Hvallátur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)

Walking on the edge of Latrabjarg up to the "peak" is a kind of labor work. But one can enjoy wathcing the birds and sheep hanging in the clifs. Amazing to see the sheep risk their lives for a mouthfull of, what must be an excellent quality of grass. Started at Bjargtangar in a foggy weather and walked up through the fog into a very nice weater (in danish: topnice ;) )


  • Photo of Thore

    Thore Apr 28, 2014

    I have followed this trail  View more

    It is a nice walk indeed and very simple to follow... The further you get away from the tourist parking space, the fewer people you meet, but you will almost never be alone (in good weather at least...). One general tip: If you want to watch the birds, make sure to be at the cliff early in the morning or late in the evening - without the masses of tourists...

  • Photo of Harald  Jóhannesson

    Harald Jóhannesson Apr 8, 2018

    Thanks Thore for your comments. One tip to future visitors, from Johann Oli Hilmarsson author of the Icelandic Bird Guide, "to be there in the evening" it´s better if you´re interested in the colourful Puffin. The summer nights are bright and that´s the most activity time of the puffins.

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