Sightseeing Jeep Tour

Langanes birdcliffs and ruins

Bird cliffs, untouched nature, and an abandoned village

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15:00 or another agreed time


1. May – 31. August

Difficulty Level




Local guide, jeep transportation, birding map, booklet of Skálar


3 ½ hours

Group size

2 – 4 persons
For larger families please contact us

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to weather, hiking boots, and a small refreshment


€156 / ISK 23.900 per person

Langanes birdcliffs and ruins

About this tour

A journey through Langanes’ outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife on beaches, moorland, and cliffs. You explore remnants of ancient farms and deserted buildings.

Traveling in a comfortable jeep we visit the birding cliffs of Skoruvík together with a local guide.
In the spring, seabirds like Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill and Northern Gannet lay their eggs in these cliffs. The Langanes peninsula has the third largest gannet breeding ground in the world. The seabird colonies you can spot here are spectacular!
Our first stop is at Puffin breeding ground, from there you walk past the cliffs to a viewing platform, which extends 10 meters from the cliff, from here you have a good view over Stóri Karl rock and it’s Northern Gannet colonie.
We drive on to Skálar, a fishing village abandoned by its inhabitants 50 years ago. Explore the ruins, the old harbor, the grazing sheep and imagine yourself in another time.
We spend some time here, before driving back while listening to more stories about the live that once was.

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What our guests say


‘’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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