The Best Trails in Westfjords (Iceland)

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Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010
  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    19.54mi
    Elevation +
    3461f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg Photo of Meyjará to Reykjafjörður via Hrolleifsborg

    We had tried to do this the year before but after camping on Hrolleifsborgarháls in really bad weather had given up and descended to Reykjafjörður in fog. This time the weather cooperated. We might have been able to c...

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  • near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.30mi
    Elevation +
    2723f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur Photo of Korpudalur - Kroppstaðarskál - Þverdalur

    A hike up to Kroppstaðarskál from Korpudalur Hi Hostel. Then up to the mountaintop "Bæjarfjall" above Korpudalur, in to the highlands and passes down into Þverdalur valley. Then circles back to Korpudalur HI Hostel.

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  • Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

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    near Hvallátur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    9.50mi
    Elevation +
    2205f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010 Photo of Látrabjarg 19.07.2010

    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 ...

    It is a nice walk indeed and very simple to follow... The further you get away from the tourist parking space, the fewer...
    Thore
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  • Iceland F622

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    Off Road
    near Bíldudalur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    32.77mi
    Elevation +
    4193f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Iceland F622 Photo of Iceland F622 Photo of Iceland F622

    Nicknamed one of the world’s most dangerous roads! Great fun! Watch out for baby chicks on the track in the summer! Only possible at low tide!

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  • near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    13.45mi
    Elevation +
    2631f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel Photo of Heiðaskarð and Hestskarð from Korpudal HI Hostel

    Amazing hike around the mountain "Hestur". The hike goes up "Korpudalur" valley through the old trade route "Álftarfjarðarheiði". At the top the trail goes behind "Hestur" mountain, through the opening "Hestsskarð" and d...

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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    33.20mi
    Elevation +
    3054f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður Photo of Reykjafjörður to Ingólfsfjörður

    I had originally intended this to be a longer hike from Látravík but the weather was atrocious so I "jumped ship" in Reykjafjörður and hiked south from there. In fact the temperature dropped to 1.5° the first evening - w...

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  • Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake Photo of Hólsdalir and Ekkilsdals lake

    A hike through the valleys over Hóll in Önundarfjord. The path goes up to the first valley named "Hvestur" from the road, then along the mountain following a sheep track. It passes the second valley "Litlidalur" and thro...

    What a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Quite a struggle at the start, but well worth it. No markings, need t...
    LorenzVdV
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  • near Horn, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1719f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.22
    Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur Photo of Hornvik - Hafnarskard - Veidileysufjördur

    I did this trip in end of July 2013 starting at the Hornvik camp site and ending up at the “camp site” in Veidileysufjördur where the boat pick up / drop off is. The hike starts at sea level, goes over a pass at 519 mete...

    We did this trail july 2020. The weather was kind of OK in the beginning (fog, little wind), but as we started ascending...
    baabek
    Trails are getting better since this was first logged. Volunteers have built more cairns, markers, bridges, etc.
    karljam
    Very beatiful trail!
    @summit
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  • near Sæból, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    10.04mi
    Elevation +
    2221f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði Photo of Ingjaldssandur : Saebol - Round of Mt. Barði

    This huge, lush, remote and secluded Westfjords valley facing the Ocean, between Önundarfjörður and Dýrafjörður, is called Ingjaldssandur. It takes its name from Ingjaldur Brúnason, the settler of this area. The rough...

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  • Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.73mi
    Elevation +
    2785f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur Photo of Tunguhorn - Ekkilsdalur

    A hike into "Tungudalur" valley and up to "Tunguhvilftar" highlands. The track then goes towards "Tunguhorn". Great view appears from "Tunguhorn" out Önundarfjord. The track then goes into Ekkilsdalur, passing the two ...

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  • near Hesteyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.93mi
    Elevation +
    3566f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes Photo of Iceland, Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Hesteyri to Latrar to Straumnes

    Day 1 = Hesteyri to Stakkadalur/Latrar. Struck out up the trail fairly late in afternoon. It was already drizzling, so we didn't stick around Hesteyri to explore. The hike was pretty simple. Routefinding is easy and the...

    I didn't go to the radar station. We just hiked to Latrar and spent the night and came back to Hesteyri. We saw at le...
    Traipse
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  • Ernir 20.07.2010

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    near Kirkjubær, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 3.33
    Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010 Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010 Photo of Ernir 20.07.2010

    Ernir is opposite to the town Isafjordur. Best to do this one second half of the day I guess to have the sun in it´s best position, but not to late since then the town will be in shadow when you get up there. Little bit ...

    see my comment. ;-)
    TrekkingBaer
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  • Hornstandir Iceland ( juli 2011)

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    near Horn, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    38.14mi
    Elevation +
    6903f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Hornstandir Iceland ( juli 2011) Photo of Hornstandir Iceland ( juli 2011) Photo of Hornstandir Iceland ( juli 2011)

    Hiking trip in Hornstandir (Vestfjords in Iceland). Day 1: Hlöðuvík (Búðir) to Atlaskarð (view to Hornvík) and back, Day 2: Hlöðuvík to Hesteyri, Day 3: Hesteyri to Stakkadalur í Aðalvík, Day 4: Stakkadalur to Látr...

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  • Hesteyri - Aðalvík - Látrar

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    near Bolungarvík, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.03mi
    Elevation +
    3120f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Hesteyri - Aðalvík - Látrar Photo of Hesteyri - Aðalvík - Látrar Photo of Hesteyri - Aðalvík - Látrar

    This walk is also available as a guided tour but we decided to do this on our own. Ferry from Ísafjörður goes at 09:30. To book the ferry, send email to westtours@westtours.is. It's important to check the weather conditi...

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  • Kaldbakshorn 21.07.2010

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    near Kaldrananes, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.53mi
    Elevation +
    1906f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Kaldbakshorn 21.07.2010 Photo of Kaldbakshorn 21.07.2010 Photo of Kaldbakshorn 21.07.2010

    A very easy hiking to a beautiful mountain, often surrounded by fog. Took me just within 2 hours to go up and down.

    Frábært að fylgja þessari leið.
    Elísabet Snædís
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  • Kaldbakur 20.07.2010

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    near Gata, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.54mi
    Elevation +
    3753f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Kaldbakur 20.07.2010 Photo of Kaldbakur 20.07.2010 Photo of Kaldbakur 20.07.2010

    First of all, I don´t recommend this route for the way up, might though be better in snow, I don´t know. But after appr. 90min walk for the first 6 km it took me 1 hour for the next km and I had to go up and down to find...

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  • JUN-19-10 Vesturgata

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    near Haukadalur, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    20.21mi
    Elevation +
    1736f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of JUN-19-10 Vesturgata Photo of JUN-19-10 Vesturgata Photo of JUN-19-10 Vesturgata

    Hiking from Dyrafjordur to Arnarfjordur following most butiful coastline and manmade rode under the cliffs of the Vesfjords mountains. This road was made by one man in a small bulldoser. At one point we can see 5 millio...

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  • Hafradalur - Betania(Kot)

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    near Flateyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    2.12mi
    Elevation +
    846f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Hafradalur - Betania(Kot) Photo of Hafradalur - Betania(Kot) Photo of Hafradalur - Betania(Kot)

    A hike up to the valley "Hafradalur". The hike passes an old abandoned house Betania(Kot), up to the valley with steep spectacular cliffs that can make great echo if you stand in the middle.

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  • Vaðalfjöll 18.07.2010

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    near Kinnarstaðir, Vestfirðir (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.58mi
    Elevation +
    1611f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Vaðalfjöll 18.07.2010 Photo of Vaðalfjöll 18.07.2010 Photo of Vaðalfjöll 18.07.2010

    Very spectacular mountain. Easy hiking and worth while to do both peaks. Excellent camping area at Bjarkarlundur close to the start of the trail. Funny thing, this mountain is just like big tits, or maybe it´s just my vi...

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  • Nonhorn und Hvesturdalur

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    near Bíldudalur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.04mi
    Elevation +
    925f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Nonhorn und Hvesturdalur Photo of Nonhorn und Hvesturdalur Photo of Nonhorn und Hvesturdalur

    Etwas mühsame Wanderung vom Hochplateau auf das wunderschöne Nonhorn, Abstieg durch das Hvesturdalur zum Talknurfjördur. Von dort auf Schotterstraße nach Bildurdalur. Somewhat arduous hike on the plane to the summit o...

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  • near Þingeyri, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    3064f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Westfjords, Thingeyri: Kaldbakur í gegnum Meðaldalur Photo of Westfjords, Thingeyri: Kaldbakur í gegnum Meðaldalur Photo of Westfjords, Thingeyri: Kaldbakur í gegnum Meðaldalur

    Hike up to Kaldbakur through Meðaldalur Difficult for flatvalley hikers Moderate for experienced mountain hikers Start where the old field track meets the road on the eastern side of the valley. Walk 30 min on the tra...

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  • Von Latrabjarg nach Rothasandur

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    near Patreksfjörður, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    17.06mi
    Elevation +
    3691f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Von Latrabjarg nach Rothasandur Photo of Von Latrabjarg nach Rothasandur Photo of Von Latrabjarg nach Rothasandur

    Lange aber lohnende Wanderung vom Vogelfelsen Latrabjarg zum Sandstrand von Rauthasandur. Auf der Hochebene teilweise nicht optimale Wegwahl, dafür aber teilweise recht nah am Steilabbruch. Diese Wanderung ist fantastisc...

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  • near Árneshreppur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    3.81mi
    Elevation +
    853f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur Photo of Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur Photo of Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Djúpavík: Djúpavíkshringur

    Start at field track close to old hering factory. After a short while a sticked foot path diverges to the left upwards the hillside. The ascent takes about 30 min. On top turn to left and follow the sticks along the edge...

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  • near Hnífsdalur, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.12mi
    Elevation +
    1965f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Hornvík to Sópandi via Rangalaskarð Photo of Hornvík to Sópandi via Rangalaskarð Photo of Hornvík to Sópandi via Rangalaskarð

    Rangalaskarð is the highest pass in Hornstrandir and I had always wanted to do it - the opportunity presented itself in July 2013. This was the first day of three, our hike ended in Reykjafjörður (where all good hikes en...

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  • Vaðalfjöll (Reykhólar)

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    near Reykhólar, Vestfirðir (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    4.85mi
    Elevation +
    1483f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Vaðalfjöll (Reykhólar) Photo of Vaðalfjöll (Reykhólar) Photo of Vaðalfjöll (Reykhólar)

    Conveniently located at Hotel Bjarkalundur, this short hike can be a fabulous stop on a trip towards the West Fjords. (Hotel Bjarkalundur offers good quality food and drinks throughout the day, including decent coffee.) ...

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