TourThe lighthouse at ‘’World’s end’’
During this excursion, you will visit the bird cliffs of Skoruvík, the ruins of the once-prosperous fishing village, Skálar, and the lighthouse at Fontur.
8:30 or another agreed time
1. May – 31. August
Local guide, jeep transportation, birding map, booklet of Skálar
2 – 4 persons
For larger families please contact us
What to bring
Please bring warm clothing according to weather, hiking boots, and a lunch package.
€174 / ISK 24.600 per person
Stóri Karl & Skálar
About this tour
Join us for a unique tour around Langanes peninsula. Our local guides know all secrets of the area and will make this a special experience feeling into your fields of interest each time. Here you will find very few people, but many ancient stories that have been passed from generation to generation.
Our first stop is at the panoramic cliffs of Skoruvík, at the breeding ground of Puffins. From here you walk along the cliffs the viewing platform of Stóri Karl (Big Man). This platform is the best place in Iceland to observe the majestic Northern Gannet, which is nesting in Stóri Karl and in the cliffs itself.
Our next visit is the lighthouse at Fontur, driving there makes you feel like you’re traveling to the end of the world.
Then we drive on to the other side of the peninsula and visit Skálar, it seems like you are going back in time. Where the Icelanders still lived 50 years ago, now just sheep graze in the green pasture. You have the opportunity to spend some time here and imagine what it was like to live in a remote place like this.
Here we also take a break for some refreshments, so remember to grab a lunckpackage!
Don’t miss out
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.
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.''