Adalvik: A Hike In The Nature Reserve

Starting from: Ísafjörður
Season: 1st Jun-31st Aug
Duration: 9-12 hours
Difficulty: 3/5
Minimum age: 8 years old
Min: 4 pax

The hiking route between Aðalvík and Hesteyri is one of Iceland's most scenic. Pass through raw & rugged landscapes and admire the remaining signs of past settlement.

Important: Please read the instructions under the "Preparation" tab to ensure that you are properly equipped for the tour.

You'll leave by boat from Ísafjörður in the morning for the abandoned village of Sæból in Aðalvík. Continuing on foot to another abandoned settlement at Hesteyri, we pass the old church and parsonage at Staður. Crossing the mountain, enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view across Ísafjarðardjúp bay and Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) to Drangajökull glacier. Returning by boat from Hesteyri in the evening.

This is a hike for people in good shape. Hiking distance is about 12 km on rough ground and elevation of about 300 meters.

For safety reasons we reserve the right to deny boarding to insufficiently prepared participants.


- Guided hike in the Hornstrandir nature reserve
- Return boat transportation from Ísafjörður

To bring:

- Warm and wind/waterproof clothes, solid hiking boots, gloves and cap.
- A lunchpack and something to drink. A lunch pack can optionally be added during booking as well.
- It is crucial that you wear proper hiking shoes.