Patreksfjordur was named after Patrick, a Scottish bishop and the spiritual leader of the first settler. The heart of the southern Westfjords, it is perfectly located to visit some of the most unique natural attractions of the region.

Built on a coastal lagoon, the town was one of the most important fishing ports of the region in the 16th century and also a pioneer in trawler fishing in the early 20th century. It is home to approximately 650 persons.

You’ll be spoilt for choice of sights to see on your cruise stop in Patreksfjordur.
The dramatic Latrabjarg bird cliffs are one of the best places to observe seabirds. Raudasandur is a unique red sand beach and home to a colony of seals. The 7-tiered Dynjandi waterfall is definitely one of Iceland’s prettiest. Add to that shipwrecks, rustic hot pools, hiking trails and fjords filled with sea monsters (or so we have been told by the Sea Monster Museum in nearby Bildudalur) – the southern Westfjords have no shortage of surprises.

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Hesteyri film & dinner

Enjoy an exhilarating evening with an outdoor screening of the horror movie ‘I Remember You’ at the same location as its shooting. This tour is open for a very short time of the year!

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Day Tours

Raudasandur hiking

Take a hiking tour to one of Iceland’s most spectacular beaches. Walk along the orange red sands and look out for seals bathing in the sun. You might even spot the magnificent Snaefellsjokull glacier in the distance!

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Day Tours

Patreksfjordur to Talknafjordur Hike

This hiking tour takes you through pristine old walking routes between Patreksfjordur and Talknafjordur! Learn about the history and folklore of these impressive fjords and don’t miss out on the diverse birdlife!

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Cruise Tours

Latrabjarg hiking

Walk along the cliff of Latrabjarg and enjoy the majestic natural Icelandic scenery. You will be able to spot and photograph millions of birds of diverse species, many at a close distance if you are lucky!

Ketildalir & Sea Monsters

Take a tour off the beaten path to the remote and secluded Ketildalir valleys. Breathtaking views, a quirky sculpture exhibition and sea monsters!

Latrabjarg Cliffs

A tour to the Latrabjarg bird cliffs for a personal encounter with the puffins and the golden sand beaches with incredible ocean views.

Latrabjarg & Raudasandur

Meet the puffins at the Latrabjarg bird cliffs and marvel at the unique red and golden sand beaches of the southern Westfjords.

Raudasandur Beach

A tour to the breathtaking orange-hued Raudasandur beach with a stop at the abandoned Gardar steel ship on the way.

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