Darri Cliffs Hiking

Starting from: Ísafjörður
Season: 1st June-15th Sep
Duration: 13 hours
Difficulty: 4/5
Minimum age: 14 years old
Min: 2 pax

A challenging day hike at the western edge of the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Hike up to the top of Darri mountain for breathtaking panoramic views over northern Ísafjarðardjúp, and then down again on the southern side at the beautiful Slétta beach.

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

We depart by boat from Ísafjörður and get off in Aðalvík creek. From there we ascend about 500m while making our way up a steep trail to the top of Darri, where the British navy built a Radar base during World War II.  The base was quickly abandoned but the ruins are still there and quite interesting to see. From the mountain top there are breathtaking views over northern Ísafjarðardjúp bay and the green cliffs of Grænahlíð (aptly means "green mountainside"). From there we gradually hike down an easier descending slope all the way to the beautiful Slétta beach where seals are frequently spotted. Boat pickup from Slétta in the late afternoon or early evening and return to Ísafjörður.

Included:

- Return boat transportation
- Hiking guide
- Lunchpack

To bring:

- Warm and wind/waterproof clothes
- Solid hiking boots
- Gloves and cap
- A lunchpack and something to drink.

It is crucial that you wear proper hiking shoes and appropriate warm hiking wear.

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