Departure from Ytra Lón Farm Lodge (Langanes)
Langanes is a veritable outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife, great for nature study and hiking as well as some tangible history. A trip to the outlying peninsula is an unforgettable adventure, passing remnants of ancient farms.
In this tour we visit the birdcliffs of Skoruvik and the ruins of a once prosperous fishing village. In spring time, May–June, seabirds as Guillemot and Kittiwake lay their eggs in the cliffs and for those interested there may be an opportunity to watch egg-gatherers at work.
Langanes peninsula is popular with bird-watchers and holds the third largest Gannet nesting place in the world at Stóri karl. The seabird colonies in the cliffs of Skoruvík are spectacular. With Northern Gannet, Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Puffin, Razorbill and Common Guillemot, plus the star species, Brünnich’s Guillemot. Here the viewing platform, the first of it‘s kind in Iceland, gives visitors a unique vantage point from which to view one of Iceland’s preeminent gannet nesting sites. The platform extends some 10 meters out from the cliff that overlooks the Stóri karl column, offering visitors an impressive view of the diverse birdlife of the area.
Driving on toward Skálar and take in old times that once were. Residents abandoned this harsh and isolated village more than 50 years ago and only a few sheep graze in the green pastures during the long Arctic days.
Availability: May to August.
Departure point: Ytra Lón Farm Lodge. Pick up in Þórshöfn is available.
Departure time: 3 p.m. or any another agreed time.
Tour duration: Approx. 3,5 hours
Included: transportation and experienced, English-speaking, guide for the duration of the tour, fuel, binoculars.
Not included: transports to/from departure point, meals, drinks, anything else not specified as “Included”.
Bookings: for scheduled departures, please use the form below. For other departures please contact us.
Please note: tour schedule and itinerary depends on seasons (e.i. Puffins normally leave their nests in mid-August).