Breidavik area and nature

Breidavik is situated in the rural part of Raudisandur in the county Vestur Barðastrandarsýsla. Raudisandur is a grassy habitation on the southern coastal area of the district while the local landscape at Breidavik is rather varied with deep clefts and light colored beaches.

The bay is between Látravík and Kollsvík and the small village Patreksfjörður is 50 km away. At the southern side of the fjord is Örlygshöfn, where a few farmsteads, a school, a community centre, a shop and a garage can be found. The arrival point of the ferry “Baldur” is at Brjánslækur at Barðaströnd. It is 80 km away from Breidavik.

This is Iceland‘s westernmost inhabited area and for those interested. Diplomas can be awarded for coming to the most westernmost point of Europe at Latrabjarg. Latrabjarg is a 14 km long and 440 meters high cliff teemed with birdlife and is only a 12 km drive from Breidavik.

Because of the short distance Breidavik is a popular place to stay. Especially for bird watching enthusiasts and photographers. This is a place for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and to escape from the hustle of city life.

The main reason why people stay in Breidavik hotel is the Latrabjarg bird cliff. You can watch and take pictures of Puffins very close. Sometimes you can even touch them. You have to be very careful because there is always a chance of falling down.

Nearby the hotel area there is a wide golden sand beach, a length of more than 5 km. Dunes and sand, winding streams and a number of birds is also impressive. We highly recommend a few hours walk on the beach.