Remote Iceland: Djúpavík and the Strandir coast

Djúpavík, Iceland


  1. Annie

    I have always wanted to see a puffin, so wonderful that you can spot them in this area! I will keep in mind though that the Arctic Terns are not so friendly and might attack. Can’t wait to visit someday!

  2. Pilot Mark

    Iceland has such stark, raw beauty; I love sometimes how the landscapes have miles upon miles of sea or mountain. Your photos slightly remind me of when I took a cruise through Alaska – the untouched beauty of nature and the vastness of the sea. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Guy Crotty

    Iceland is easily one of our favourite places in the world. We even got engaged there. The stark, raw nature is so amazing. It’s actually quite hard to describe but I think you have 100% done it justice. Next time we’ll have to check out Djúpavík and the Strandir coast

  4. Buddy The Traveling Monkey

    I was recently in Iceland, but stayed close to Reykjavik as I didn’t have much time there. I’d love to go back during the summer months and explore more of the remote areas. The landscapes look incredible and it’s cool to learn more about the history of the island.

  5. One Girl One World

    It’s too bad you didn’t make it to Hornstrandir, I would have liked to see what the hiking was like! It’s great that you were able to get off the beaten path though. It made for a very nice read!

  6. Matt

    Just came back from a 4×4 tour of the Westfjords, absolutely spectacular place. A woman approached me whilst I was setting up my tripod on the Strandir coast and begged me not to publish the images in any place that publicises the region. They simply don’t want the increase in tour buses along that single coastal road and the changes to their lives that will come with it.

    1. Breathe With Us

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Glad you enjoyed your time over there. It’s a beautiful region!

      When I visited last year there was no one there and that’s what attracted me to visit not only this region but also others in Iceland. Access is rough and there are barely any infrastructures. While I understand that person’s concern, I don’t believe they’ll have tourist buses anytime soon. It’s so remote and the access so difficult (no road service in the winter!), that it makes it highly unlikely.

      Also, I’ve read in a couple of places that the few people that live in the region (50ish) are ok with tourists because it helps the region to stay alive. The lack of income from other sources is a big problem.

      Would love to see your photos!


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