Into nature: A hike in Álftafjörður - Önundarfjörður

This hike will lead to the beautiful Önundarfjörður.
This hike will lead to the beautiful Önundarfjörður.
A bus will take us from Ísafjörður to Seljaland in the inner parts of Álftafjörður where the hike starts. We will walk up the lush hillside that leads to the Álftafjarðarheiði heath, the one that separates Álftafjörður from Önundarfjörður, offering a spectacular view over the mythic region.

In the afternoon, we will stop by at the old farmhouse in Korpudalur in Önundarfjörður, now a hostel. This is where our hike ends, and from there, we will drive back to Ísafjörður.


Necessary equipment:

  • Hiking boots
  • Wind / rain proof garments
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Warm sweater (fx fleece)
  • Pic-nic, fx. water bottle, warm drink, sandwiches, chocolate bar /sweets
  • Small backpack

Optional equipment:

  • Binoculars
  • Map
  • Hiking sticks
  • World Light, the novel

Tour length: 15 km; 8 hours approx with transport; 6-7 hours hiking with stops.

Level of difficulty: Moderate for people in good shape.


Price: ISK 7,000. Included in price: bus transport and hike with hiking guide.


Registering and paying: Please contact the University Centre, phone +354 4503040 or send an e-mail to Deadline 16 June.