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

 

About Steen

Steen is a nerdy biologist who spends a lot of time trying to cultivate Chloroflexi. When she isn't working, she likes to draw comics, play video games, and climb.
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