Strandir Coast

The Strandir coast, along the Westfjords’ eastern edge, is renowned for its ‘rugged beauty’, and seems as likely place as any for such a cliché to originate! Beaches strewn with driftwood, seals lazing about offshore, birds aplenty, and a road that, if you follow it all the way north, simply ends at the edge of a vast, desolate wilderness, home to the arctic fox and the wildest wild blueberries in the country. Some of this area is only accessible during summer and early autumn; even transport by sea can be impossible, with the fjords this far north choked with pack-ice sometimes well into spring.