19. júní 2013
Iceland Excursions opens up the Westfjords and its famous bird cliffs
This year, for the first time, it is possible to travel all the way to the westernmost tip of Iceland in a day trip that encompasses history, geology, myth, legend and thrilling sights. The Westfjords are an oft-neglected spot on the tourists‘ map though those who have visited it have written rave reviews about it. This tour takes you to Europe‘s furthest point, a dramatic region where cliffs higher than the Eiffel Tower plunge vertically down to the rough Atlantic seas.
Látrabjarg – Home to birds
These massive, sheer cliffs are the home of thousands of birds, their nests clinging precariously to the craggy rocks. It‘s a sight bird-lovers have, in the past, been willing to endure arduous treks to reach, for the reward of the spectacular sight from the cliffs‘ edge. The birds are unafraid of humans, who can get within a couple of metres of them, without disturbing their busy lifestyles.