Hotel Latrabjarg is in Iceland near the magnificent Latrabjarg, Europe largest bird cliffs.
Latrabjarg is in the Westfjords of Iceland and marks the western most point of Europe. The cliffs are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills.
It is vital for their survival as it hosts up to 40% of the world population for some species e.g. the Razorbill (Álka) It is Europe’s largest bird cliff, 14km long and up to 440m high. Hotel Latrabjarg is located in Örlygshöfn by road 615 on the south side of the fjord Patreksfjörður.
The hotel is open from mid May each year until mid September. Hosts are Sigridur Huld Gardarsdottir (Sirry) and Karl Eggertsson. Please see our photos .
Beautiful beach is 10 minutes walk away from the hotel. Amount the many nearby attractions and popular driving destinations are beside the Latrabjarg cliffs, Rauðasandur beach, Dynjandi waterfall, Selárdalur and museum of Samuel Jonsson,, Museum of Egill Olafsson in Örlygshöfn, “Heiti pollurinn” a natural hot spring bathing facility in Talknafjörður, Kollsvík and Keflavík.
You can fly to Iceland with many airlines e. :
There are various ways to get to Hotel Latrabjarg.
From Reykjavik, you can take a domestic flight with www.ernir.is to Bildudalur and from there take a flybus to Patreksfjordur. Contact Ernir by phone on 00 354 562 4200 or email them at email@example.com . Provided you advise us in advance, we can arrange for transport from Patreksfjordur to Hotel Latrabjarg.
If you travel in your own or a rented aircraft, there is a 1400 metre runway only about 15-17kms away from our hotel.
We strongly recommend that you rent a car at Keflavik airport and drive one of the magnificent routes from Keflavik airport to our location in the Western Fjords.
Direct via Buðardalur
Leave Reykjavik on Route 1 north to Akureyri. Go via Mosfellsbær and Borgarnes and follow the signs towards Akureyri.
Do not take the left turn just after Borgarnes towards Stykkisholmur UNLESS you intend to take the ferry to Breidarfjordur. See below for details of that route.
Continue towards Akureyri until you see a sign marked Budardalur and Patreksfjordur. There you take a left turn onto Route 60. Continue onto and through Buðardalur and then later drive over a bridged fjord. You are now in the Western fjords. Drive along the fjords and over the passes staying on Route 60 until you reach Flokalundur where you turn onto Route 62. In good weather conditions this route offer stunning views. Please make sure to stop on the way in one of the beautiful remote fjords where nobody lives and enjoy the silence and magnificent nature.
As you come down the Kleifaheidi Pass you will be approaching Patreksfjordur. Before you get there, take the left turn onto Route 612 towards Latrabjarg. From there it is about 20 minutes to the hotel. You will pass the Hnjotur museum and take a right on the next crossing at Geitagil. From there you drive 3KM and see us on your left after passing the farm Efri Tunga and Nedri Tunga.
The total journey is 429 kilometres (270 miles).
The ferry route is shorter (244 kilometres on the road – 152 miles) but there are limited sailings so you may need an overnight stay in Stykkisholmur. See below for details of the ferry crossing.
Leave Reykjavik on Route 1 north to Akureyri. Take the left turn to Stykkisholmur, just after Borgarnes.
After the ferry crossing, head west and follow Routes 62 and 612.
As you come down the Kleifaheiði Pass you will be approaching Patreksfjörður. Before you get there, take the left turn on a crossing towards Látrabjarg. From there it is about 20 minutes to the hotel. You will pass the Hnjotur museum and take a right on the next crossing at Geitagil. From there you drive 3KM and see us on your left after passing the farm Efri Tunga and Nedri Tunga.
By Public Transport
There is a bus from Reykjavik to Stykkisholmur and a Car / Passenger Ferry to Brjanslækur. The ferry schedule
During the winter season the car ferrry departs at 14:00 from Stykkisholmur every day except Saturday when it departs at 09:00. From Brjanslækur the departure is at 17:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays. The ferry schedule
Currently there are no regular bus routes from Brjanslækur but transport can be arranged in advance by Hotel Latrabjarg for a minimum of two persons.
For further information, visit the Flybus Central Bus Station at www.bsi.is or phone +354 5621011.
For details of the ferry crossing referred to above please visit the Seatours website at www.seatours.is, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org fax to +354 438 1050 or phone +354 438 1450. Their address is Seatours, Smidjustigur 3. IS – 340 Stykkisholmur, Iceland.
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