The purest part of Strandir is the ‘horn’ – the final peninsula that juts over the top of the West Fjords. It is a daunting place for its intense beauty and extreme nature. The mountains are pyramid-shaped, sharpened by constant ice and wind. The cliffs stand up like defiant walls against the sea, and the…
Black-legged kittiwakes are among the thousands of birds on the Látrabjarg bird cliffs © BMJ, Shutterstock It is impossible to exaggerate the sheer size of these cliffs – or the mind-boggling number of the summer avian population. The great cliffs of Látrabjarg are one of the great natural wonders of Iceland. The vertical wall of layered…
The rugged, rocky coast near the Reykjanes peninsula © TTstudio, Shutterstock Whether you’re on a quick stopover, exploring Iceland in depth, or if you’ve got a spare day at the end of your trip, Reykjanes is a surface worth scratching beneath. Reykjanes may be one of the most interesting, yet overlooked, regions in Iceland. There’s…
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