Experience

Ytra Lón Activities

Activities

Our tours

Want to explore the Langanes Peninsula and its wildlife? Curious about the bird species and nature? Ytra Lón can provide fully guided hiking, birdwatching and 4×4 transport tours. Visit the coastline, mountains and old lighthouses, discover the culture and history of the area and experience the Stóri Karl seabird colony. We provide a series of guided tours every day from May to August, for a minimum of 2 people. Make sure you reserve your spot in advance.

Multiday tour

Join Arctic
farm life

Join Arctic farm life, a different way of living! Unwind and discover remote nature. Join lambing and learn about sheep farming. Taste local food and learn how to cook it.

27. May 2022

3 days

€345 / ISK 48.900 per person

Sigth Seeing tour

Excellent
Birding Sites

Visit this hidden treasure of Iceland, bird cliffs full of puffin, guillemot, razorbill, kittiwake, and fulmar. The best place to see Europe’s third-largest Northern Gannet colony.

1. May - 15. August

2 ½ hours

€95 / ISK 14.900 per person

Multiday tour

Hiking
hidden trails

A trip through a peaceful settlement that once was and a deserted village with a great history, passing lively bird cliffs all the way to the outer tip of Langanes peninsula.

11. July & 31. July

5 days

From €1339 / ISK 189.900 per person

Sight seeing tour

Stóri Karl
& Skálar

Travel lonely seascapes and shorelines teeming with puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and other seabirds. Feel the memories of life in the old times.

1. May - 31. August

3 ½ hours

€119 / ISK 16.900 per person

Jeep Ride tour

The lighthouse at “World’s End”

Abandoned farms and untouched nature, beaches filled with driftwood, and some of the best birdwatching cliffs in the country all the way to the lighthouse at Fontur. A trip to the ‘End of the World’.

1. May - 31. August

5 hours

€174 / 24.600 ISK per person

The location

Langanes peninsula

Find solitude at the Arctic Coastway

Ytra Lón Farm & Retreat is situated in the midst of Langanes Peninsula, on the far reaches of one of Iceland’s most remote corners. As far as one can get from Iceland‘s capital.

The peninsula stretches for 40km into the ocean and culminates with Fontur at its very tip. Popular with bird watchers, hikers, and seekers of solitude, Langanes boasts the third largest gannet nesting site in the world. It is also here that thousands of kittiwakes, puffins, and guillemots fly in every year in May and June to breed and congregate along the towering cliffs that make up their summer breeding grounds.

Langanes Peninsula is a wonderful walking country, with spectacular scenery and routes for all abilities. There are hiking trails leading directly out from Ytra Lón, some less than 2 hours, others taking several days.

There is so much to see along the peninsula. Tackle the 719m tall Gunnólfsvíkurfjall, the area’s highest peak. Or climb the “Misty Mountain” or Heiðarfjall, where the remains of an old NATO radar station still stand from the Cold War.

The abandoned village of Skálar, once a prosperous fishing settlement, is worth exploring too. At the peninsula’s tip stands the Fontur lighthouse, dating back to 1910. It provides mariners guidance along the perilous cliffs, where many ships have been wrecked. The Engelskagjá (English Gorge) there commemorates a group of English sailors who died after their ship crashed against the dangerous rocks.

Most important of all, here you experience wild nature, with the birds, foxes, and lambs, With Trolls, Elves and Fairies. With an abundance of medicinal plants. With the healing water of the river and the ocean. With the powerful energy of the mountains. Your senses regenerate and expand. Your mind rediscovers natural contentment and peace.

Reviews

What our guests say

Outstanding

‘’Langanes is a very special region of Iceland. It is not on the map of the average tourist looking to check Iceland off her bucket list. People who come to this far-flung outpost have specific interests and goals - birds, quietude, a sense of isolation, wide open spaces, interest in local history.

Ytra Lón comes as a surprise. It is a working farm. The rooms are large, fitted with a mini kitchen and fridge, and tastefully furnished. To find this level of comfort in such a remote location is a blessing.

Highly recommended.’’

Perfect oasis of peace

‘’I really enjoyed my time in this charming place when staying in a spacious studio apartment. I appreciated a peaceful environment, liked my evening stroll along the river and a nice talk with my hosts. I even had a chance to explore their farm, meet horses and watch the sheepdog training.

I recommend joining one of the Langanes tours organized from Ytra Lón. It was amazing to listen to the stories of local farmers, discover more about Icelanders in general and on top of that admire a huge colony of gannets nesting on cliffs in Skoruvíkurbjarg. ‘’

Amazing place to stay!

‘'Wonderful place, lonely and hauntingly beautiful. Delightful studio, comfy bed, amazing set up, welcoming host and delicious food with many homemade delicacies. A place to remember and to recommend without reservation.''

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