Adalvik Bay

Adalvik Bay is an increasingly popular hiking area, that still offers a chance to be alone with nature within the nature reserve of Hornstrandir.  The valleys and beaches make the perfect setting for a great outdoor adventure. Around 200 people lived in Aðalvík around 1920 but then the population declined until the last people left in the fifties.

In some areas, you can wade knee-deep in meadows of wild flowers fertilised by the guano of countless seabirds, and in the tranquility of the fjords at sundown, you can listen to the music of nature: the sound of the water, the seabirds and, if you’re very lucky, the haunting bark of the arctic fox.

The most common hiking route is from Adalvik to Hesteyri or vice versa.  The area is only reachable by boat and during the summer time a boat sails to this remote corner a couple of times per week.