Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In the Westfjords you can find many of Iceland’s most grand nature gems and one of them is Látrabjarg. Látrabjarg is a line of several cliffs and is the westernmost point of Iceland, and in fact the westernmost part of Europe, counting out Greenland and the Azores.
The cliffs, which are breathtakingly beautiful, are 14 kilometers long and up to 441 meters high so if you’re afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend looking down much. Just admire the perfect scenery or stay on the green grassy patches.
This place is out of this world and if you’re into photography you can hardly find more amazing places than this. An added bonus is the thousands of birds that call Látrabjarg their home and are incredibly tame and friendly, especially the puffins. So if bird watching and bird photography is your forte you’re in for a treat!
You will probably not find yourself alone wandering around Látrabjarg since it is the most visited tourist attraction in the Westfjords. Which is understandable, seeing you don’t come across beauty like this everyday.
Látrabjarg is easily accessible by car and I recommend taking good time for walking along the cliffs and just taking it all in. You will create unforgettable memories, which are well worth the dizziness.