Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Overview

Set against the backdrop of icy mountains, the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is a goldmine when it comes to the natural wealth of Iceland. The conservation area was built to protect the indigenous flora and fauna of the islands, and is one of the best places to visit in Iceland for photographers and bird watchers alike. Arctic foxes and seals can be commonly spotted throughout the park, along with a number of birds. Several hiking trails snake their way through the Reserve’s rugged territory, inviting hiking enthusiasts to it throughout the year.

Location: Aðalstræti 10, Ísafjörður, Iceland

Best time to visit: June to July, when the weather is best for wildlife spotting and other outdoor sports

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