Exciting 2.5-Hour Boat Ride to Hornvik from Isafjordur in the Westfjords

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Ísafjörður, Iceland
2,5 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age


Travel comfortably and conveniently to the breathtaking Hornstrandir Nature Reserve of Iceland on this 2.5-hour boat ride to Hornvik from Isafjordur. Adventurers planning to hike on Hornstrandir’s trails to explore its rich flora and fauna should book this boat tour to Hornvik today.

Your boat tour to Hornvik cove begins in Isafjordur, the capital of Iceland’s Westfjords region. Isafjordur is the closest central town to Hornvik, so most travelers and hikers to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve depart from here by boat.

Hornvik cove nestles on the northeastern shore of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. This long stretch of beach is between the massive cliffs of Haelavikurbjarg and Hornbjarg, famous for their colonies of seabirds like puffins and guillemots. 

Apart from birdwatching, the cove and the nature reserve are the perfect spots for hiking because of their beautiful trails and landscapes.

The boat to the nature reserve leaves from the Mjosund area in Isafjordur’s port, so you can wait here minutes before your scheduled departure. If you arrive hours or a day earlier, you can take advantage of the town’s many attractions, from cultural museums to natural tourist spots.

Once the boat crew tells you to board the boat, you can settle yourself on the spacious seats of the small ferry. Depending on your schedule, the boat you’ll hop on can accommodate 30 to 48 passengers. These licensed boats feature double engines to make your trip faster and safer.

Part of your one-way boat ticket includes flotation devices like a vest to keep you more secure in the sea. The professional crew will also provide you with the best services and assistance to make your trip as fun as possible. They can also accommodate your questions and curiosities about Iceland.

During the 2.5-hour journey, you’ll traverse the deep blue waters of the Isafjardardjup fjord and the North Atlantic Ocean to reach your destination. Apart from the beautiful seas, you’ll also get a fascinating view of towering mountains and cliffs in the distance if the skies are clear.

As you arrive at Hornvik cove on the northeastern shore of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, you’ll transfer to a smaller rubber boat to land on the beach. The beach has a rocky surface, so bigger ships can’t dock here.

This tour only includes a one-way ticket to Hornvik, so you should book your return trip to Isafjordur separately to avoid any problems. Whatever purpose you have in the nature reserve, whether for hiking, sightseeing, or nature photography, is your responsibility.

The boat ride to Hornvik ends as you step safely into the service area of the cove and nature reserve.

Don’t miss this 2.5-hour boat trip to Hornvik from Isafjordur for your unforgettable escapade to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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One-way boat ride to Hornvik from Isafjordur
Flotation device (life vest)


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 Hornvik from Isafjordur. Your return trip to Isafjordur and adventure tours to the nature reserve should be booked separately.

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