Introduction

Bjarnarfjörður has a few attractions, and then north of the fjord the scenery becomes more rugged and there are fine views across to the Skagi Peninsula in North Iceland. This road often closes with the first snows in autumn and may not reopen until spring; ask locally for information on conditions.

At Kaldbaksvík the steep sides of a broad fjord sweep down to a small fishing lake that serenely reflects the surrounding mountains. Just beyond the lake, a 4km trail runs up to the summit of craggy Lambatindur (854m). You’ll notice copious amounts of enormous driftwood piled up along the shore on this coast – most of it has arrived from Siberia across the Arctic Ocean.