Photos from Hornstrandir

Taking the ferry to Hornstrandir!
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.

Hiking the Horn Loop Hornstrandir

We also got to see arctic foxes every day while we were there, so that was fun too.

Arctic Fox at Hornvík in Hornstrandir
An arctic fox scavenging on the beach for fish etc
Arctic Fox in Hornstrandir
A running arctic fox
Hornstrandir
Arctic fox footprints

And, of course, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous.

Hiking near Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
Doc hiking near a stream near Veiðileysufjörður
Streams near Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
A stream near Veiðileysufjörður
Hornvík in Hornstrandir
A distant view of the Horn from HornvÍk
Our campsite at Hornvík in Hornstrandir
Our campsite near Hornvík
Hornstrandir
The King and Queen of Cliffs as seen from the Horn
Hornstrandir
Lots of waterfalls in Hornstrandir. In Iceland, really. To quote Doc, “This whole country is just leaking water out of everywhere.”
King and Queen of Cliffs in Hornstrandir
The King and Queen of Cliffs

Hiking to the King and Queen of Cliffs in Hornstrandir

Camping in Hornstrandir
Rise and shine! (I’m not a morning person)
Hornstrandir
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.
Hornstrandir
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.

 

Hiking the Horn Loop in Hornstrandir
Doc admiring Hornbjarg whilst hiking the Horn Loop.

 

Flowers Overlooking Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
Taking a lunch break looking at Veiðileysufjörður

 

Stream in Hornstrandir
Just one of many stream crossings

 

Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
Beautiful Veiðileysufjörður

 

Waterfall in Hornstrandir
More waterfall

 

Waterfall and Stream in Hornstrandir
A very big stream crossing to get to the Horn Loop

 

Steinþórsstandur in Hornstrandir
Steinþórsstandur

 

Hiking the Horn Loop Hornstrandir
We made it ~halfway through the Horn Loop, to Hornbjarg!

 

Hiking the Horn Loop Hornstrandir
The amazing view of Hornvík from up on the Horn

 

Streams near Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
Streams near Veiðileysufjörður

 

Veiðileysufjörður in Hornstrandir
Waiting for the ferry in Veiðileysufjörður

 

Author: Steen

Steen is a nerdy biologist who spends a lot of time trying to cultivate Chloroflexi, who also likes to draw comics, play video games, and climb.

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