Talknafjordur biking & hot springs

Highlights

Sveinseyri, white sandy beaches and magnificent birding spots

Arnarstapi, oldest fishing village on the southern side of the Snæfell peninsula

Pollurinn, hot spring pool with panoramic views of the fjords

 

5 hours
12 years

We start our cycling tour from Tálknafjörður to Sveinseyri, a village famous for it’s white sandy beaches. It is a great place for bird watching enthusiasts to spot birdlife.  

Our next stop is Sellátrar, an abandoned farm turned summer cabin, here you get a taste of remote life in the Westfjords. 

Continuing, we visit Arnastapi, it is a small village with rich Icelandic folk history along with awe inspiring nature, it is considered to be the western most grove in Europe. The shore below Arnastapi was used as a fishing harbour and trading port in the olden times. The coast still has some remains of charming huts and old houses from those times to admire. 

We end our bicycle tour by taking a dip in a hot spring pool in Pollurinn. It is located on the hillside outside of Tálknafjöður from where the extraordinary view of the fjords can be enjoyed. 

This tour let’s you experience nature in the Westfjords intimately, be it the beach or the mountains! It is a great tour for bird watchers, photographers, sports enthusiasts or simply nature lovers!

 

Tips

Wear comfortable clothing. 

Keep a water bottle with you. 

You may want to carry binoculars.

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