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Totall thrill

It was a must-visit on our Iceland trip list and we totally enjoyed it. Even though the road to the... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
BorisBru
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Brussels, Belgium
Dont Die!

The drive here is harrowing and the cliffs are so bloody high! Amazing! It was not puffin season... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
coddiwompleadventure
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

It was a must-visit on our Iceland trip list and we totally enjoyed it. Even though the road to the cliffs is quite challenging it was totally worths talking it. Though, you need to be really careful with the car.
We spent about half day hiking on the cliffs and enjoying the views and uncountable birds on the cliffs having lunch in the nature. Actually you can easily spend entire day there.
We were very luck to meet some puffins and observe them from the distance of extended arm!!! one of the moments that make it even more worths coming here.
If you want to really enjoy the cliffs - reserve a good time and take some food and drinks with you. No facilities and food is on the spot.
.... and do not forget to visit abandoned ship on the way there or back.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

The drive here is harrowing and the cliffs are so bloody high! Amazing! It was not puffin season but still worth it for the views from the cliffs.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We absolutely loved these cliffs, but they certainly aren't easy to get to. Plan on 4+ hours there and back to civilization if you're staying inland of the Westfjords. We didn't see any puffins, which was disappointing, but the landscape is breathtaking. Don't fall off the cliff, though!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Iceland. One of our "must dos" was to visit this cliff and hopefully see the puffins. I have to admit that to get here isn't the easiest. You have to take a dirty road that sometimes clings to the cliff face with no guard rails to offer comfort. To make matters even more interesting, while we were heading towards the cliff, a maintanance truck drove towards us straying what appears to be salt on the dirt road. It sort of freaked my husband out because he was sure that they knew something we didn't know - that it was going to snow. It didn't snow and I think it was spread to prevent the road from getting excessively muddy should it rain. Never the less, we began to wonder if it was worth it. In a nutshell: Yes, it was!

The cliffs are beautiful, even if you aren't lucky enough to see the puffins. We saw about ten of them - some from a distance and surprisingly, some close enough to touch. Thankfully, people appear to respect them and their environment.

Like all of Iceland, it was windy, but not more than what we encountered throughout the rest of the island. There's a path from where others have walked, but you're welcome to walk on the grassy area, just watch out for nests. Make sure you wear closed shoes that are supportive - sneakers are fine, but you couldn't go wrong with hiking boots either due to the uneven terrain.

There's a bathroom right before you reach the parking lot (about a half mile). Make sure you use it because it's a real pain to have to come down off the cliff and walk/drive to get to it.

Plan to spend at least two hours here.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Our trip to Iceland was in late October, nonetheless we decided to make the trek over to Latrabjarg cliffs. Basing ourselves in Isafjördur, the journey took an entire day there and back. The driving conditions are unfavourable for the most part, with long winding roads filled with gargantuan pot holes. Still, the scenery on route is spectacular as ever. The cliffs themselves are beautiful, rising from the ocean huge walls of rock. The views into the distance and the utter silence of solitude are very soothing. It also felt neat to be on the edge of Europe, next stop Greenland.

Unfortunately this was not the season for puffin viewing, so a return trip will be needed during the warm season. Pack for the weather and bring food! :)

Date of experience: October 2016
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