The Grand West – Latrabjarg & Raudasandur

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Highlights

On this tour you’ll visit Látrabjarg, Europe’s largest bird cliff and the western-most point of Iceland. Enjoy the amazing bird life (bird season is from mid-April until beginning of August), incredible nature and the stillness and pristine beauty of Rauðasandur, one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Bask in the impressive diversity of natural wonders and unspoiled nature.

Látrabjarg is the largest seabird colony in the northern Atlantic and may just be the best place in the world to photograph puffins. Walking on the edge of the cliff with the local guide and enjoying the majestic and pristine Icelandic landscape is an unforgettable adventure. Rauðasandur is one of Iceland´s most famous beaches with its red colored sand, black cliffs and blue ocean. It’s a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.

At the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur you´ll learn how local people lived in the old days, utilized the bird cliff and even rescued foreign fishermen from stranded ships under the steep cliffs.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

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