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Latrabjarg bird cliffs

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Peaceful, Beautiful and Lots of Birds and Puffins!

You can walk and walk or you can simply get our of your car and walk less than fifty yards to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rome, Georgia
A wonderful highlight

We enjoyed our time at Latrabjarg cliffs, seeing the puffins and other birds. The drive itself was... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
London, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 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
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Do not underestimate how long it will take to get to Látrabjarg or how rough the road is going to be. You will have to drive carefully and slowly on the rough gravel tracks and should not mind steep drop-offs. The drive is very scenic,...More

1  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great for birdwatching and hiking. Just before sunset the puffins arrive, undisturbed when quite enough.

1  Thank Molen61
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The puffins (which was my main reason for going) were actually there! Really close! And so cute :) A tip, if you stay the night close by, is to go in the evening since the birds are often out hunting during the day but come...More

1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We drove 45 kms of dusty gravel road on 612 but comfortably manageable at an appropriate safe speed with our 2 wd Nissan nv200 camper van. It was an adventurous scenic drive concentrating to avoid rocks and potholes. We saw many 2 wd small sedans....More

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30 April 2017|
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.
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
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.