Látrabjarg bird cliffs are one of the main reasons I went to Iceland. I'm a Puffin lover but Látrabjarg is much more than Puffins. There are so many different types of Gulls, Fulmars, Razorbills, Guillemots, etc. We stayed in Patreksfjörður, about an hour and a half drive over winding, dirt roads, with just enough space for one car. However, there are pull-outs to let others pass. There were only 2 spots along the road to Látrabjarg that I would consider rather frightening. Driving with caution should make it easier on the nerves.
Once at Látrabjarg bird cliffs, there is parking, and the first day visiting, the Puffins were right on the edge of the cliff next to the parking area. There was wind, but not too strong. It was sunny with blue skies but very cold. The Cliffs are amazingly steep and filled with all sorts of birds. Many of the birds were catching the wind currents and it was fun to watch.
The second day we drove to the cliffs all the birds had migrated way up the hill so it was quite a walk. Fortunately there are foot holds and some minor "stairs" to help along the way. There is a line marking the "Do Not Cross" areas of the cliffs for everyone's safety. This day the wind was howling and it was extremely cold. Fortunately we had heavy jackets, waterproof pants over our jeans, gloves, and hats that covered our ears. There were fewer Puffins at close range (3 feet) than the day before but the Razorbills were very close, as were the Fulmars.
Towards the end of the 2nd day the Puffins started arriving down toward the parking area so those people didn't need to walk far. We were toward the end of June and didn't see any Puffins with fish in their mouths like we did in Bakkagerði in Borgarfjörður Eystri, the Eastern Fjords. There the Puffins were so close you could almost touch them and they had lots of fish hanging out of their mouths. See my review of that area.
NOTE: The closest bathroom facility is 2 km down the hill from the cliffs. There are NO facilities at the Látrabjarg cliffs.
Also, if you have a tough time climbing and the birds are further up the hill, the trip might not be for you. It can be very hard on the knees.
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