Latrabjarg bird cliffs
Latrabjarg bird cliffs
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Peter T
33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This may be a beautiful experience in summer, but in late September it is a bust. There are only a few sad birds (not puffins).
The road there is terrible. You need a 4 wheel drive or some such, the road is a washboard. And this was on a good day.
There are no toilets within 40 kms.
Written September 22, 2022
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Patricia D
Amherst, MA1,874 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
The trip was better than expected. Check on safe travel.is and monitor road conditions. Most of Road was paved and then packed dirt. Some steep winding cliffs. We had a wonderful day! Just gorgeous! Be sure to bring binoculars and camera
Written July 2, 2021
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Jay Lee
Houston, TX118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
After arriving at our guest house and having some dinner we drove out to the cliffs to see the puffins. It was around 9:00 pm and we had good weather. The road is every bit as horrible as you might have heard and it seemed a longer drive than we had anticipated. If I had not read the reviews and the warnings I could have easily given up. That being said, when we arrived there were a handful of tourists on the cliffs and hundreds of puffins right up on the edge in plain site. They were easy to approach and photograph and we had a blast. I have my photos here if anyone cares to see them. https://www.flickr.com/photos/baldheretic/sets/72157646043845781
Written August 1, 2014
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Dianne D
Tulsa, OK1,773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
A trip to the cliffs is a must do when in the Western Fjords. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're going to go for it.

One, it's a ways out of town and you have to drive on a gravel road for about an hour or so. Make sure you have a car that is up for that challenge. Two, there are no bathroom facilities or places to get water so be certain you take care of that before you leave town. Three, we went for it and walked to the picturesque cliff that defines Latrabjarg. It's way up but it is the gorgeous Latrabjarg we came for. This will take time. It's not an easy trek but it's worth it. It's a rocky, at times steep, and a challenging trip. We're in our 50's and are flat landers. So for us it was 3.5 hours round trip. But the views along the way and number of puffin sightings made it all worth it. Plus it's a thrill just having done it.

Expect the weather to change multiple times on the way up and down. Bring layers and expect to take them on and off. Bring a couple of bottles of water per person and don't even think about doing this without a great set of hiking boots.

Also take the "high" trail even if you see people down on the low trail. Lower is much more rocky and difficult. Yet don't get to close to the edge up high. The ground is soft and can give way. And bring a water resistant jacket and pants. You can photograph the puffins better if you lay flat on the ground on your belly.

Have fun and congratulate yourself for going a place many will never see. You're a world class traveler!!'
Written June 27, 2017
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MagnusElin
Zwickau, Germany71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
The road to the cliff is an adventure, you wouldn`t believe it leads anywhere. And then it suddendly stops. We had very, very strong winds and rain and were a minute from just turning around and driving back. But then we decided to try and make it to the top of the small path that led away form the parking lot. Between the rain, the slippery ground and the sheer force of the storm we saw nearly nothing. But then a puffin came flying and landed just 1 meter before our feet. He seemed totally undisturbed by the weather and even fetched his wife from a small hole in the cliff. the 2 of them were very inquisitive and allowed us to take some beautiful pictures. All danger was forgotten and we drove back feeling very happy and fortunate.

Very Important: visit in the early morning or late evening, the puffins are out at sea most of the day!
Written August 14, 2015
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Katka P
Opava, Czech Republic41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Beautiful place to photograph the puffins. I haven't seen as many as I expected, more in the evening, very few in the morning and almost none during the day, you have to crawl and search for them, and wait.. they'll arrive and come closer to you, but there is a beautiful light at sunset, you can get really close to them and they are not that scared as at Borgarfjörður Eystri (where many loud and rude tourists scare them).
There is a parking place at the top, then you walk more up the cliffs, and a free campsite with restrooms at the bottom of the cliff. Whole road done in 2WD with no problem. It is good to have windproof clothes and gloves.
Written August 4, 2015
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Grusmann
Gambier, OH82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is one of the most interesting birding locations in Iceland, Europe, the World! The location is inspiring, the puffins are cute. The visitors not so much.

Puffins build their nest by digging into the face of the cliffs near the top. The nest cavities are covered by grass or sod. Their are warnings not to go close to the edge of the cliffs since the grass may collapse into the underlying nest cavity and it is a long way down. To assist people who do not get the message there is a white painted line on the grass about three feet from the edge of the cliff.

We saw people ignore the warnings and the danger white line. It is suggested that if you go near the white line you lie down to distribute your weight. We saw people walking beyond the line to get a closer picture even thought they had expensive cameras with telephoto lenses.

The worst examples were people taking selfies trying to get close enough to get the puffins in the photo. Even worse those who tried to pet these wild animals. This is not Disneyland.

If they go over the cliff one can always say they were doing what they loved. Natural selection.

We had to leave!

Written July 30, 2015
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Lisa
Denver, CO47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The weather was perfect on the afternoon we went out to the cliffs. Unfortunately, we did not see any puffins. The road up to the cliffs is gravel and was slow going. The drive up 60 was the worst part of the drive, there are many very long and very steep hills. We did our best to drive as slowly as possible, but I was still very anxious!
Written May 5, 2015
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BadgerCT
Cape Town Central, South Africa2,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Don’t underestimate the potholes on this road. Google Maps driving times are accurate and it really will take you an hour to drive 40km from where the tar ends near the 614/612 intersection, not including any stops. Allow additional travel time because regardless of the weather there are going to be views that you want to stop and look at. It is do-able in an ordinary car and the 4x4’s have to drive just as slowly. There are no sandy patches or steep inclines to climb or obstacles to cross so a 4x4 is unnecessary but alertness is required to avoid the worst potholes.

Once there, the cliffs, and the many many adorable puffins, make it all worthwhile!
Written July 12, 2018
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Mike_Lew_TA
Lodz, Poland56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is a wonderful place. I photographed puffins with 200 mm lens + 2.0 converter, then switched to wide lens, and eventually took some lovely close-ups with fish-eye, if you know what I mean! The birds are really friendly and trustful, and give a lot of their best to make your session unforgetable.
Written August 17, 2015
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