Iceland – Hornstrandir

I’m looking for people to join me on a 6-day trek across Hornstrandir, in the Westfjords of Iceland. We will be departing Isafjordur on July 6th, 2020 via ferry, which will take us to Hrafnsfjörður. The ending point is Heysteri, on July 10th, 2020. The total distance is around 80-100 km.

Getting there:
All international flights take you to Kefalvik airport, which is outside of Reykjavik.

July 4nd:
We would take the bus from Kefalvik to Reykjavik, which has a domestic Airport, where we would fly to Isafjordur, in the Westfjords.

July 5rd:
We would camp in Isafjordur, buy food, prepare.

We arrive on July 2nd, rent a car, and drive up to Isafjordur, stopping at numerous locations along the way

July 6th:
Depart via Ferry to Hrafnsfjörður, hike to Bolungarvík.

July 7th:
Hike from Bolungarvík to the Lighthouse (Hornbjargsvitti, I believe it was called)

July 8th:
Hike from Hornbjargsvitti to Hofn

July 9th:
Hike from Hofn to Fljótsvatn

July 10th:
Hike from Fljótsvatn to Heysteri

July 11th:
Take the ferry back to Isafjordur

You would need to bring your own camping supplies.

1) Flight to Iceland – depends where you’re coming from
2) Flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur – 50-100 EUR each way. I saw prices for 60 EUR.
3) Ferry to and from Hornstrandir – 200 EUR (round-trip).
3) Food – 100 EUR
4) Cooking Gas – 20 EUR
5) Camping in Isafjordur – 12 EUR / night

If we rent a car, plan on ~250 EUR / person, which would replace point #2 above (flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur). Obviously, the costs go down as the number of people increases.

Optional Costs:
1) It may make sense to buy a solar charger which you wear on your backpack, that way you can at least charge your powerbank.
2) Jetboil cooker, so that you can cook in the wind.
3) anything else…?

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