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Latrabjarg bird cliffs

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Latrabjarg, Iceland
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Rough, but memorable

If you decide to do this let me just tell you now, the ride is long and rough. It is hours of dirt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rachelboyea
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Malone, New York
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We saw Puffins!

Like most reviews, the drive is long and a little scary, but it was day 10 of being in Iceland for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Traci P
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“gravel road”(12 reviews)
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"gravel road"
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"bird cliffs"
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"strong winds"
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"parking lot"
in 8 reviews
"long drive"
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"nice hike"
in 3 reviews
"summer season"
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"afraid of heights"
in 2 reviews
"end of june"
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"enjoy the scenery"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
in 8 reviews
"couple of weeks"
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"wind was blowing"
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"photo ops"
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"scenic drive"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you decide to do this let me just tell you now, the ride is long and rough. It is hours of dirt road and complete drop off cliffs with no railing. Once at the bird cliffs, the wind is so strong if you get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most reviews, the drive is long and a little scary, but it was day 10 of being in Iceland for us so this was nothing. I wasn’t sure if we’d see Puffins in April , but we did right by the top of the...More

Thank Traci P
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I didn't really know what to expect, puffins were tops for one of my friends. It was a stunning drive out there and the views and surrounds fantastic. It was great fun seeing all the puffins, they just stand there near their burrows and look...More

1  Thank dmcneil13
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The journey to Latrabjarg along the scenic Westfjords coastal roads is itself so mesmerizing. The many jagged seashores provide nice driving experience. The view is superb and we even manage to sight a whale in the bay. We have to be careful when walking at...More

3  Thank mshian63
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Absolutely fantastic, 4x4 recommended to get there, worth a longer detour. If you have more time, do not go straight to the end of the road, but go left few kilometers before. Road is rough, but you will arrive at highest point. Views are absolutely...More

1  Thank lajmen
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We went in September 2017 and the views were spectacular. It was wind and chilly, but the cliffs and views were gorgeous. I think some even slept in their car near the base of the cliff (next to the restroom). If you are afraid of...More

2  Thank KayakLadyFL
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary drive past wild country with huge striated cliffs and big drops if you made a false move in the car. Got there round midnight as recommended and walked for miles without seeing puffins. Millions of other seabirds of course. Big excitement when two arctic...More

2  Thank zilkeem
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Went in early June 2016 (but it won't let me select that date) I drove the entire country on my trip and this was by far the best spot to see puffins. They would hang out on the cliff edge and you could get as...More

1  Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Latrabjarg bird cliffs at the end of June while on a family vacation. It was well worth the 2+ hour drive from Isafjordur, where we were staying for that leg of the trip. The drive itself is an experience and once you...More

2  Thank greatadvnow
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived, we didn't feel like this place is so fascinating, but when we started to walk up and up, it was getting better and better. At the end, we really loved it and enjoyed it a lot. It is probably the best plce...More

1  Thank karolina_husta
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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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Suyan F
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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