The west fjords of Iceland
What can be done in Iceland’s west fjords? How long do you need to explore the west fjords? What are the main towns and what facilities do they have? Read on to learn about one of the most remote, unaffected and beautiful places in Iceland.
Iceland’s western fjords are much smaller than most of the rest of the world because they are far from the must-see destinations of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Myvatn lake and the gold belt. This fact, however, does not explain the incredible miracle found here.
In fact, it is one of the most spectacular and spectacular places in the country. These settlements are small and sparse, with no other landscape or dramatic features between them. Although it takes a lot of driving to cross the west fjords, the surrounding landscape proves that the journey can be as breathtaking as the destination.
The zigzag route through the xixia bay area is long, but significant.
Due to the remote geographical location, tourism and transportation are relatively scarce, and the understanding of the west fjords is insufficient. Many people know about the powerful rock formations in southwest Iceland, but never heard of Dynjandi in the west fjord. Reynisfjara is known as a black beach on the south coast, but the west fjords are unknown from the Rau’s pink beaches.
But it is important to note that the western fjords did not enter from may to October. There is a lot of snow in this area. Due to the shortage of population, the roads are not maintained as regularly as in other areas.
Many of the features that make Iceland famous, such as spectacular mountains, hot springs, numerous waterfalls and stunning coastlines, are different in the west fjords.
But even so, the region remains unique, part of Iceland’s longest 16 million years. As a result, it lacks active volcanoes and lava fields, but verdant and ancient landscapes.
Whether you’re a photographer, a hiker, a cyclist, a pedestrian, an adrenaline junkie, a wildlife lover, a history lover, or an ordinary passenger, you’ll find a lot of incredible interest. Below, you can find the best places, towns and tourist attractions in Iceland’s xixia bay area.
The best natural attraction in Iceland’s west fjords.
The mighty Dynjandi falls.
Most visitors to Iceland are visiting, enjoying its diverse, unique and dramatic natural landscape. Its natural landscape is the best in the country, whether you’re looking for wildlife, waterfalls, beaches or hot springs, landscapes, dramatic fjords and towering mountains, it’s amazing.
Hornstrandir nature reserve.
Pale green Hornstrandir
Photos from wikipedia, Shared by Silverkey.
Since the 1950s, Hornstrandir nature reserve has been outside Iceland, at least in the highlands. Over the past few decades, the lack of population has made animal and plant outbreaks an ideal place to find the best examples of Icelandic wildlife.
Take the arctic fox. In much of Iceland, it is almost impossible to find quite rare disguises in the landscape and is wary of human nature. However, they were a lot, strandir, Hornstrandir, and there were plenty of eggs on the cliffs, flat and easy to find on the tundra, and very little contact with people, so when tourists came, they were very curious.
The arctic fox in a summer coat.
Rocks along the sealed coast often appear in the waters around the habitat of cetaceans, beaked dolphins and occasional orcas. There are more than 30 species of birds in summer. The cliffs of Hornbjarg and Riturinn are famous birds.
Hornstrandir nature reserve also has a rich supply of arctic plants, which have not yet colonized the rest of the country due to their vulnerability. There are no grazing animals, but it is a flower heaven. There are 260 species of flowering plants, including rare peas found on the beaches of the area and sea haworth. You can also find rare ferns on high ground.
Hornstrandir has been declared a natural reserve since 1975 and has been well protected ever since. The number of visitors is small and respect incredible areas to a large extent, so if you manage to do this, make sure you follow through.
See also: Icelandic wildlife and animals.
A corner of the Latrabjarg cliff.
The image is from ReginaHronnRagnarsdottir, the largest European seabird cliff in the gulf region, lapplaberg.
The cliffs of Latrabjarg are 14 kilometres long and up to 400 metres high, and in many places they are spectacular. In the summer, however, they have become internationally acclaimed natural wonders because they are filled with millions of birds, nests and chickens.
Forty percent of the world’s razors nest here, as do many fish, fish, fish and northern fish. But most tourists are looking for and finding wealthy businessmen.
See also: where can you find auks in Iceland?
Nestle is for life.
People don’t have to find them far away. They are nested in thousands of places, usually near the top of a cliff, so you can get there easily. Unless you try to touch them, they are almost never afraid of others (you certainly shouldn’t).
Although you can get very close, be aware that the earth is unstable not only because of the height of the cliffs, but also because puffins are digging holes. If you’re wrong, it makes them more likely to crash.
Beyond the abundance of birds, Latrabjarg is known for its dramatic rescues. When the British trawler Dhoon plunged into rocks on a cliff, local farmers noticed 12 survivors trapped far away. In training to collect eggs and narrow steep cliffs, icelanders landed with ropes on another doomed fisherman and tried to tow them all to safety.
Ding Jian waterfall
Amazing Dynjandi summer.
Dynjandi is a hidden gem, a spectacular and awe-inspiring waterfall beloved by many in Iceland, including writers. Given the number of beautiful and unique waterfalls, such as Seljalandsfoss, which can be surrounded, and Dettifoss, which is more powerful than any other waterfall in Europe, this is a very clear statement.
Dynjandi is actually a series of falls that collapse on a cliff, sort of like stairs; In short, the height is over 100 meters. Its size is impressive, with sparkling white water in sharp contrast to the black ash lava and creeping green moss.
Dynjandi’s water flows into many smaller waterfalls, all of which need to pass through to get there; Far from being dramatic, all this is pleasant and strange.
He ð asandur
The beautiful view of asandur in Rau.
From Rau to asandur in the gulf region of Iceland, in the gulf region of Regina HronnRagnarsdottir.
Rau’s standard in Iceland is a very unusual beach. Most of the country’s coastline is rock or rock, and the island’s sand is usually black. However, Rau’s asandur, with its bright colors and red, orange, pink and gold sand, makes it a very picturesque location.
Rau hotel is located under the cliff of Latrabjarg, which is a convenient place for you to visit or have a picnic around Westfjords. Walk along the beach and cross the shallow creek, so if you’re going to be here for a long time, put on the right boots.
For those traveling in July, the beach also has an Rau, the asandur festival, where they can camp at the end of the weekend. In the midnight sun, this surprising and popular cultural event showcased Icelandic talents whose benefits were used to protect and develop the region.
In the hot springs of Westfjords.
Next to Gvendarlaug is a bathing pool.
The mid-atlantic ridge farther from the rest of Iceland, far from the divided country, is also responsible for geothermal activity, with no active volcanoes in the west fjords and fewer hot springs than elsewhere in the country. But that’s not to say there’s nothing; In fact, there are more than twenty natural pools hidden in nature.
For many travelers, the most convenient is Hellulaug, near Baldur port, between Stykkisholmur and Westsjords’ Sn, hilly peninsula. Gvendarlaug in Bjarnarfjor, in the North-East of the region, is another good option. Adjacent to the HotelLaugarholl hotel, it’s easy to find.