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Latrabjarg bird cliffs

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Five stars for the bird cliffs, even without the birds!

The cliffs at this Westernmost point of Europe are really spectacular - rugged, grass-topped and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TonySwiss
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Switzerland
Amazing - even without birds!

In knew going in October there would be no birds left for me, but the views are spectacular. If you... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
rsilly11
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cliffs at this Westernmost point of Europe are really spectacular - rugged, grass-topped and dropping vertically hundreds of meters into the wild sea. We were too late for the puffins, which leave in mid-August, but we enjoyed a wonderful walk along the cliff edge...More

Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed 13 October 2018

In knew going in October there would be no birds left for me, but the views are spectacular. If you have time it is well worth the drive (white knuckles and cursing) to the cliff just for the views.

Thank rsilly11
Reviewed 4 October 2018

So in the second week in September all life at the cliffs is already gone. We were here for about 20 minutes and saw 1 bird. We did walk around and take in the magnificence of the cliffs and the insane distance from the top...More

Thank Isaiah P
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were here the 2nd week of September and were under the impression that the puffins were still here for the entire summer and into early fall. This is not the case and in fact the puffins are only at the bluffs from mid/late April...More

Thank travelinm2014
Reviewed 17 September 2018

You can walk and walk or you can simply get our of your car and walk less than fifty yards to see several different kinds of birds. The most visible after the large Gulls, are Puffins. If you are afraid of heights, you can see...More

1  Thank aruthanne
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Well, once you get the the view was amazing. You have to park & hike up to the top of the cliff. It's an hour-plus drive in winding dirt roads. Part of the road has some really huge holes to avoid! Not sure it was...More

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Long drive to the cliffs.Road was in some parts very steep and stony ...and unpaved but you can manage it with a small car as well- you have to drive slowly due to the road conditions ...that's why it takes a long time to get...More

1  Thank ngbs77
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We were here in mid August to see the birds as they are said to still be in the area. We drove for hours on rough dirt roads to get here and were very disappointed! There were hardly any birds and no puffins left! Do...More

1  Thank TBWorldTraveler
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We enjoyed our time at Latrabjarg cliffs, seeing the puffins and other birds. The drive itself was beautiful and we saw nice sunsets both ways. It was a long drive and if time had permitted, it would have been nice to have been able to...More

2  Thank wal-26
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful cliff!! It's astonishing to see this cliffs go straight down but the Puffins can be viewed better in borgafjördur eystri

1  Thank Dominic F
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pgalaska
29 April 2017|
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Response from Stuart A | Reviewed this property |
I was actually there in mid-April of last year (2016). I think I caught the very beginning of the puffin season.
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SuyanF3
Hi, our group of 4 intends to visit Westfjords in mid-September this year and Látrabjarg will be our 'first stop'. We are taking the 3pm (one & only service) ferry to reach Brjánslækur. Google map advises that the ferry ride is a 3-hour voyage. However, I've read some saying it's only 2 to 2.5 hours. Which is more accurate? As my niece is into sunset (expected around 8.15pm) photography, we intend to check into our accommodation (thinking of Bjarkarholt Guesthouse cos it's on the way) first then, head off to Látrabjarg. There have been so many (mostly negative) comments re the state of Route 612, I wonder if it is safe to drive at night. Google map advises the drive back to Bjarkarholt Guesthouse as 1.5 hours. Has anyone driven on Route 63? Is it a gravel/dirt track or in a rather bad condition? Our original intention is to travel to Arnarfjörður via this route. However, Google seems to avoid it like anything!! We were originally thinking of staying in Patreksfjörður. Yet, when we input Arnarfjörður as our next destination, Google map directs us to use Route 62. By the way, Route 62 is a paved road and not a gravel/dirt track, right? Hope to get some info as it will be useful in planning our 17-day trip. We plan to do the Ring Road (Route 1 plus Westfjords) in clockwise direction to escape 'wintry conditions' of the North :p Cheers!
10 March 2017|
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Response from Lori S | Reviewed this property |
The 612 is rough, but if you take your time it's safe and easily passable . We were there last year the back half of September and there were no birds but it will be excellent for sunset photos. Have a great trip - we did... More
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Mariejo8814
15 September 2016|
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Response from Eliza2B | Reviewed this property |
It's a fabulous drive just for the views and definitely an ok road. No puffins there now, if that's what you're interested in.
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