A morning visit to Hesteyri

A morning visit to Hesteyri
A morning visit to Hesteyri
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  • Duration5 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationÁsgeirsgata, Ísafjörður

Tour description

We offer you a guided day tour of the abandoned village of Hesteyri. The village is only reached by boat, and the boat ride from Ísafjörður takes about 70 minutes. Luring in one of the renowned Glacier Fjords (Jökulfirðir), Hesteyri has beautiful scenery and rich history.

In the late 1940s, the village people made a joint decision to move away, and in 1952 the village stood abandoned. Upon arrival, the guide will take you for a walk around the town; you’ll get an insight into the history and a feeling of how it was to live almost on the edge of the earth. It is also a great way to enjoy the pure, colorful nature of the Hornstrandir area, which is popular with hikers.

The walk ends in the old Doctor´s house, where you’ll be served a light lunch (soup). If lucky, you’ll get a chance to see seals, arctic foxes or even a whale on this tour.

This tour is unfortunately not wheel chair accessible.

What's Included

  • Boat ride
  • Guide
  • Light lucnh

What to bring

  • Good hiking boots and warm clothing
  • Camera

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Hesteyri is a great place to visit and get a little bit of taste of the beautiful Hornstrandir.