Taking the ferry to Hornstrandir!
As I mentioned previously, Doc and I got to do a 5-day backpacking trip in Hornstrandir! It was something I had been looking forward to for a long time, and it was very beautiful and spectacular and surreal – definitely worth it.
We also got to see arctic foxes every day while we were there, so that was fun too.
An arctic fox scavenging on the beach for fish etc
A running arctic fox
Arctic fox footprints
And, of course, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous.
Doc hiking near a stream near Veiðileysufjörður
A stream near Veiðileysufjörður
A distant view of the Horn from HornvÍk
Our campsite near Hornvík
The King and Queen of Cliffs as seen from the Horn
Lots of waterfalls in Hornstrandir. In Iceland, really. To quote Doc, “This whole country is just leaking water out of everywhere.”
The King and Queen of Cliffs
Rise and shine! (I’m not a morning person)
Alas, it was foggy on the day we visited the King and Queen of Cliffs. But that meant we had great weather when we hiked the Horn loop over Hornbjarg.
Oh and I should probably mention that you have to cross hundreds of streams in Hornstrandir. No trail in all of Hornstrandir does not involve at least 1 stream crossing. Some are deeper than others.
Doc admiring Hornbjarg whilst hiking the Horn Loop.
Taking a lunch break looking at Veiðileysufjörður
Just one of many stream crossings
A very big stream crossing to get to the Horn Loop
We made it ~halfway through the Horn Loop, to Hornbjarg!
The amazing view of Hornvík from up on the Horn
Streams near Veiðileysufjörður
Waiting for the ferry in Veiðileysufjörður