Convenient 1-Hour Boat Ride to Isafjordur from Hesteyri in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Enjoy a safe boat passage to Isafjordur after exploring the beautiful abandoned village of Hesteyri.
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Hesteyri, Iceland
1 hour
May. - Sept.
Minimum age


End your trip to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve on a high note by booking this boat ride to Isafjordur from Hesteyri. Hikers, photographers, and travelers who want an easy and convenient return trip to the largest town in the Westfjords of Iceland should look no further than here.

Your one-way boat tour to Isafjordur begins at Hesteyri, the main gateway to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. The boat departs from the rocky pier of Hesteyri, so you can wait in this area minutes before your scheduled departure.

Hesteyri is an abandoned village located southwest of the Icelandic nature reserve. It’s the closest area to the central towns of the Westfjords region, that’s why most travelers to Hornstrandir set Hesteyri as their pick-up and drop-off points.

Although there are no permanent settlements in Hesteyri and the nature reserve, there are a few summer guesthouses in the area. Locals and travelers use these abandoned houses as bases when hiking and exploring Hornstrandir.

Adventurers visit Hornstrandir Nature Reserve because of its natural beauty and breathtaking hiking trails. The vegetation cover, wildlife, and birdlife here are some of the most diverse in Iceland. The iconic puffin birds and Arctic foxes freely roam on these lands.

Once settled in, your two-engine boat will leave Hesteyri for Isafjordur. The boat is spacious and can accommodate at least 30 passengers. During this sea travel, a group of professional and friendly boat crew will lead the way to ensure your safety and fun experience.

The journey takes only an hour amongst the cold seas of the North Atlantic and the Isafjardardjup fjord. Due to its fertile waters, this Icelandic fjord is a known feeding ground for humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and more marine animals, especially during summer.

Soon after, you’ll reach the port of Isafjordur, signaling the end of your boat ride from Hesteyri.

Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords of Iceland, with a population of about 2,600. It serves as the central hub for commerce, transportation, and tourism in the most remote region of the land of fire and ice.

When in Isafjordur, don’t miss the chance to explore its rich cultural heritage and beautiful natural attractions. The town boasts plenty of amenities like restaurants, cafes, and accommodations.

However, this tour package only includes the one-way boat ride from Hesteyri to Isafjordur. Other activities you plan on doing in Isafjordur are separate from the tour price.

In addition, it’s best to book this boat ride along with your one-way ticket from Isafjordur to Hesteyri. Booking both trips will make your trip hassle-free and more convenient.

Don’t miss the breathtaking sceneries of the Westfjords on this one-way and one-hour boat tour from Hesteyri to Isafjordur. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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One-way boat ride to Isafjordur from Hesteyri
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Boat Trip

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Food, snacks, and water

Good to know

The tour price only includes a one-way boat ride to Isafjordur from Hesteyri. Your boat trip to Hesteyri and adventure tours to the nature reserve should be booked separately.

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