Information about Látrabjarg

 

Latrabjarg, in the Westfjords, marks the western-most part of Iceland, and in fact, Europe. Hosting millions of birds, it is Europe’s largest bird cliff at 14 km length and a height of 441 meters.

In 1947 Latrabjarg was the site of a famous rescue mission, when Icelandic farmers rescued the 12 surviving members of the British trawler Dhoon that had stranded under the seacliff. This was an astounding deed, and only possible since the local farmers practised egg gathering from the cliff by hanging from a string and used this same string method for heaving the fishermen up 190 meters to safety. A documentary by Oskar Gislason was made about this rescue a year later. During shoots the trawler Sargon stranded and that rescue mission was documented in the film. The film can be seen in Reykjavik.

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Attractions nearby Látrabjarg

Rauðisandur & Sjöundá

The beach by Latrabjarg cliff, Europe's highest birdcliff and Europe's westernmost part, is called Raudisandur. It is rare for its pale red, a...

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Tálknafjörður

Between Patreksfjörður and Bíldudalur is the village of Tálknafjörður, in the southern region of the Westfjords. Despi...

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Bíldudalur

Surrounded by layered, flat top mountains, Bíldudalur is an attractive fishing village settled on the fjord, Arnarfjörður. This fjord-...

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Arnarfjörður

Arnarfjordur is the second-largest fjord of the Wesfjords and is known as one of the most beautiful of the fjords, due to its diverse landscape, majes...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

Kirkjubolsdalur is a valley in the Westfjords. The river Kirkjubolsa runs through the valley. The valley  is a good hiking or biking trail, as i...

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Þingeyri

Þingeyri is a village in the Westfjords of Iceland, found coastally on the Dýrafjörður fjord. Þingeyri has a populati...

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Dýrafjörður

  Dyrafjordur is one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords and is situated between the fjords Arnarfjordur and Onundarfjordur. Dyrafjordur b...

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Breiðafjörður

  Breidafjordur is a fjord and a nature reserve situated between the Westfjords and the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  The fjord features countl...

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Öskjuvatn

  Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's s...

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Flateyri

Flateyri is the largest settlement in the 2km deep fjord, Önundarfjörður, in the Westfjords, Iceland. It's populations is still...

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Ólafsvík

Olafsvik is a fishing town of just over a 1000 people, located on the west side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.  Economy and services Olafsvik h...

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Ölkelda

  Olkelda is a farm in the south of Snaefellsnes, taking its name from a renowned mineral spring close by. The pristine mineral spring by the O...

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Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) is a distinctly shaped mountain found on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula, ...

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Snæfellsjökull

Snæfellsjökull (1446 m) is an ice-capped volcano found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.  Though many ...

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Snæfellsnes

Snaefellsnes is a large peninsula extending to the west from West Iceland ending with a national park, Snaefellsjokull National Park, where the glacie...

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Seljalandsdalur

  Seljalandsdalur is a valley to the west of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. The valley is ideal for taking a nice walk among stunning landscape a...

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Þjófatindar

Thjofatindar are mountain peaks near the valleys Seljalandsdalur and Hnifsdalur in the Westfjords. The hike over the mountain pass is an easy one and...

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Grundarfjörður

Grundarfjörður is a small town found on the north coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland. The town has an approx...

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Ísafjörður

  The town Isafjordur in the fjord Skutulsfjordur is the capital of the Westfjords, with a population of about 2600 people.  Fishing is th...

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Bjarnarhöfn

Bjarnarhofn is a farmstead on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Many notable Icelanders lived here. Bjarnarhofn's church and shark museum are listed as ...

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Tours near Látrabjarg

Summer 8 Day Self Drive Tour | Westfjords & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Drive Iceland's most remote and rural areas on this incredible eight-day tour. You'll see a......

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Westfjord Ring Road

Group private guided tours in a jeep tour or in minibus tour. Group size determines. Private......

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Westfjords Summerbreak

Visit the stunning remote Westfjords in summer. It is only 35 minutes by flight from Reykjavík.......

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Westfjords Winterbreak

This tour takes you to the Westfjords of Iceland, a magnificent area with its steep cliffs, deep......

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The Wonderworld of Látrabjarg | Hiking Tour

Walking on the edges of the cliff with local guides and enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic......

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