Iceland // The West Fjords //


Hiking is just about all there is to do at the small service centre of BJARKALUNDUR, 126km east of Flókalundur, nothing more than a restaurant and a modern and uninspiring hotel. Roughly 1km east of the hotel, a four-wheel-drive track marks the beginning of a trail (7km) leading to the twin peaks of Vaðalfjall, an extinct volcano whose outer layers have eroded away, leaving just a bare chimney from where there are fantastic views out over the fjords and islands of Breiðafjörður. To return to Bjarkalundur, head southwest from the mountains to the old road that leads down to Kinnarstaðir farm, from where it’s a couple of kilometres east along Route 60 to the hotel.