Scramble to the Top

9 06 2013

A claw-shaped peninsula of land bordered by the Jökulfirðir fjords to the south and the Greenland Sea to the north, and attached to the rest of the West Fjords by a narrow neck of land just 6km wide. Hornstrandir represents Iceland’s very last corner of inhospitable terrain, and its coastline is the most magnificent in the country. The rugged cliffs, precipitous mountainsides and sandy bays backed by meadows of wildflowers make up this official nature reserve on the very edge of the Arctic Circle, and hiking here is an exhilarating experience.

We spent hours hiking the fjords, stumbling through valleys of snow and scrambling to the table top of a mountain.

We spent hours hiking the fjords, stumbling through valleys of snow and scrambling to the table top of a mountain.

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