Látrabjarg

Latrabjarg is Iceland’s largest sea cliff stretching 14 kilometers (8.75 mi) and peaking at a height of 441 meters (1,447 ft).  This majestic cliff’s claim to fame is that it is the westernmost point in Europe and hosts Iceland’s greatest concentration of seabirds.

The variety and sheer number of birds that can be seen here at one time are astounding. Safe from Arctic foxes, the birds are fearless, providing ample opportunities to take wonderful photographs from close range as Latrabjarg is unrestricted during nesting season.

Thousands of Iceland’s iconic puffins frolic about as well as gannets, guillemots, razorbills, white-tailed eagles, red-throated loons, arctic terns, redshanks, snipes, auks, murres, kittiwakes, fulmars, snow buntings, and ringed plovers.  

The cliffs also make a stunning viewpoint for Aurora Borealis during Northern Lights Season but hikers should beware as the cliff edges are fragile and it is a long drop to the beautiful beaches below.