Welcome to Strandir Coast
Sparsely populated, magnificently peaceful and all but ignored by travellers, the Westfjords’ eastern spine is one of the most dramatic places in all of Iceland. Indented by a series of bristle-like fjords and lined with towering crags, the drive north of Hólmavík, the region’s only sizeable settlement, is rough, wild and incredibly rewarding. The end of the line in Iceland, Strandir was thought to be the home of the island's great, persecuted sorcerers. South of here, gently rolling hills stretch along the isolated coastline as far as Staðarskáli, where the sudden rush of traffic tells you that you’ve returned to the Ring Road and the travelling masses.