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Hornstrandir Peninsula hiking tour

Join me for a special 11-day trip to the bays of the Hornstrandir peninsula, in northwestern Iceland, one the most remote place the island. It will be a trip to remember!

Duration11 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Type of tripNot specified

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Hornstrandir is a peninsula in the far Northwest of Iceland, with complex coast lines advancing on the cold waters of Denmark Strait – in front of Greenland. It has been uninhabited for several decades. And the only way to get there is on foot or by boat.

Six hundred years before the discovery of the mythical southern Cape Horn, the first settlers baptised the northernmost cliffs in Iceland “Horn-bjarg”. In viking language this literally means “the rocky horn”. Or, if you wish, Cape Horn…

This Iceland has little in common with the highlands and rift in the center of the country. In contrast, it has a special charm with its wild coasts and oceanic environments. The cliffs, sometimes dominating Greenland Sea over 500 meters high, are home to colonies of northern fulmars, murres, atlantic puffins and black-legged kittiwakes. It’s also the area of the arctic fox…

I propose to guide you through a hiking tour in the Hornstrandir peninsula. Leaving from Jökulfirðir (“the glacier fjord”), we will explore the bays and mountains of the peninsula’s oceanic façade:

  • Aðalvík, “the first bay”
  • Fljótavík, “the  driftwood bay”
  • Hælavík
  • Hornvík
  • Látravík…

An incredible trekking experience in Iceland is waiting for you! I would be thrilled to guide you through these bays and mountains. Contact me for more information!

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11 days in total leaving from and returning to your country, there will be 8 hiking days. Group size: 3 to 7 people. We will trek in autonomy. Bag weight: around 15 kg. Daily hikes will be 5 to 7 hours long.


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Mountain leader, Snowkite and mountain bike instructor
During the last 15 years, I spent more than 1100 days in raids and expeditions to polar and boreal regions. Among those, more than 500 days were dedicated to expeditions and I traveled more than 7000 km skiing or kite-skiing... But let's forget big words and try to explain the deep convictions behind what I do:
To research.. to guess... to reveal the aesthetic character of a place (the image that we see in a magazine, or book, or online, but also the topographical map are great "dream providers" and play an essential role when choosing destinations).
To project myself... to draw my own path. And once I'm on the field, to tack... to browse... to prospect... to explore... until I have a good and detailed mental image of the territory. Pure geographic curiosity. To which is added the assurance of finding, by listening, searching in the space, hidden gems.
Let's take Iceland as an example: at the same time vast and limited, incredibly rich topographically, this country is perfect for a "profound" journey. There, more than anywhere else, I zigzag, tack, climb, walk on the edges, approach the heart of the lava flows and of the canyons. Since that is where the soul of a territory is!
In Iceland, and actually everywhere, I am excited by the intimate knowledge of the terrain. And this is as well what my pictures will show.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 6090 each

Group of 2

EUR 3045 each

Group of 3

EUR 2030 each

Group of 4

EUR 1850 each

Group of 5

EUR 1850 each

Group of 6

EUR 1850 each

Group of 7

EUR 1850 each

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