Patreksfjörður - Hike Between Two Fjords
Available all year
History of Patreksfjörður and Tálknafjörður.
Rich in history of English, French German and Dutch sailors.
Great birdlife of Tálknafjörður.
On this hiking tour we walk from Patreksfjörður to Tálknafjörður by an old route between the two fjords. While walking through Litlidalur after passing Lambeyrarháls the local guide will tell you about the history of Patreksfjörður and Tálknafjörður, which are both rich of history as bases of English, French, German and Dutch sailors, merchants and navy mariners.
From Lambeyrarháls we will walk to Suðureyri, where Norwegians established and ran a whaling station around 1900. In Suðureyri is a famous ground depression which is believed to be a fairy settlement. If travelers lie down to rest in the depression they are destined to dream about their future. Around Tálknafjörður is a great bird life and the scenery is amazing.
Language: English and German.
Remarks/requirements: Dress in line with local weather conditions (we recommend layers, the outer being wind/waterproof) - warm and comfortable clothing. Sturdy, non slip Hiking boots. We recommend you bring a backpack, water bottle and some snacks.
Walking information: Mainly on paved flat surfaces, some incline and a few steps going to the top near Látrabjarg.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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