Day 19: Patreksfjörður – Stykkishólmur


In the morning I head to Látrabjarg, one of the largest bird rocks in the world. There aren't that many birds to watch in the morning, but luckily I've already visited the puffin colony in the northeast. The cliffs are very impressive and here is the most western place of Europe.

At Látrabjarg I also meet the two Austrians again who I met in Þingeyri already.

I don't stay too long at Látrabjarg because I want to make some more distance today. It will be one of the longer riding days.

I stop for lunch in Flokalundur, where I was the day before because I missed the turn to Patreksfjörður. I get plenty of soup there.

The rest of the day leads along many fjords and is a bit boring. When I turn west towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula the road is getting more interesting again.

In Stykkishólmur I am surprised about the overcrowded campsite. It's Friday and all Icelanders have fled Reykjavík or the it has been evacuated.

Fortunately, I can still get a place for my tent on the campsite, which is part of a golf course. After setting up the tent, I first cook a meal. Later I get a very nice tent neighbour with the cyclist Nathan Greenland from the US.

In the evening I decide to take a walk into the town and the port. Stykkishólmur is quite nicely located and there are some older wooden houses in the center of the village. The harbor is protected by a cliff which can be climbed and from which you have a wonderful view with a kitschy sunset.