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Latrabjarg bird cliffs

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Latrabjarg, Iceland
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Totally worth the appalling road

Don’t underestimate the potholes on this road. Google Maps driving times are accurate and it really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BadgerCT
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Loved the puffins!!

If you are a bird lover this is the place to see puffins - up close and personal! pretty much as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim B
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Newnan, Georgia
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“bird cliffs” (12 reviews)
“gravel road” (12 reviews)
“strong winds” (3 reviews)
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Latrabjarg, Iceland
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"bird cliffs"
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"gravel road"
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"worth the effort"
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"parking lot"
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"nice hike"
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"afraid of heights"
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"end of june"
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"long drive"
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"car park"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"take photos"
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"unique experience"
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"couple of weeks"
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"wind was blowing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t underestimate the potholes on this road. Google Maps driving times are accurate and it really will take you an hour to drive 40km from where the tar ends near the 614/612 intersection, not including any stops. Allow additional travel time because regardless of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a bird lover this is the place to see puffins - up close and personal! pretty much as soon as you park the car you are able to see them. ( be careful opening the doors because it is VERY windy up...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The puffins are an amazing sight! A real trek to get to.. and you have be ready for tough driving conditions. Worth it when you get to this remote place - the most westerly point of Europe!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trek to the Latrabjarg bird cliffs over a rough unpaved road was certainly worth the effort! The cliffs were full of nesting sea birds (mid June) and the view was extraordinary. We were able to see puffins on their nests, plus fulmars, kittiwakes, auks,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Sea Birds in decline this is a must see if you are in area. Arrived early June and cliffs and ocean were full. What a fitting end to any visit to Westfjords.

1  Thank donaldpen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful with 2 radars when the speed is limited to 30. They are super hide in posts that is difficult to see

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All people are different, so I appreciate others opinions and almost sat this out. With a little convincing by the hubs, I headed out with the fam to check this bird cliff out. While, yes, the roads are a little pot holey in places, I’ve...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to watch birds. Even if you don't care that much about birds, like me, it's amazing to look at the puffins up close. If you stick your head over the edge of the cliff, you can see the birds only meters away, and...More

Thank Kai F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cliffs about 8 pm on 26 th June 2018. The experience was incredible. The road to get there was awful- potholes, mud, gravel, sheer drops, windy, narrow and more potholes. It can be done in a normal car, but take it slowly....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you aren't interested in birds, you can skip this review. We drove for 2 hours to get here from our ship. It is a rough road in places and we would not have found it without a guide. We spent a couple of hours...More

3  Thank Kurt_in_CLE
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pgalaska
30 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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