Iceland is covered with beautiful landscapes made by the views of the surreal mountains. The nature shaped the mountains to have shapes you couldn’t see anywhere else in the world. Although it’s not an exotic warm destination, Iceland is unique and has a lot to offer in terms of nature, holiday time and activities. Having so many mountains and hills, Iceland is the hiker’s paradise.
The Blátindur mountain is located in the Westman Islands. There are a couple of ways to get to the Blátindur mountain. When you are in Iceland you can get here by plane, flying from Reykjavik to the local airport of the Westman Islands, or by car, driving to Landeyjahöfn harbour in the south of Iceland. And from here, you can take a ferry or fly to the Westman Islands airport.
The Blátindur mountain is 1180 m high and has grass all the way to the top. It is a nice mountain to climb and it offers beautiful panoramic views over the Herjólfsdalur valley and the North Atlantic Ocean. In summer Herjólfsdalur valley is home to the biggest Iceland festival that takes place every year in August. This time of the year the population rises 4 times, from 4000 to 16000 people due to this amazing camping festival.
Hiking is very popular in summer and the Blatindur mountain is one of the most popular tourist attraction for hiking, camping and connecting with nature. Organized hiking is available for booking in the entire country. Pick the tracks that appeal the most to you and your family. Also, beware of the weather, since the difficulty of the track depends mainly on the weather conditions. In summer longer tours are more popular, while in winter day or weekend tours are preferred. If you think about going hiking by yourself, make sure you bring enough food and adequate clothing, and that someone knows where you go.
Other activities in the Westman Island is visiting the Vestmannaeyjar golf club. The surroundings are populated with stores, shops, hotels, museums that keep visitors entertained throughout their stay in Westman Island. Tours are very popular in Iceland. Traveling agencies have a rich offer in Westman Island. Most popular offers include hiking, sightseeing, boat trips, climbing and bird watching. There is a volcano day tour available where people can visit the volcano crater Eldfell.
Enjoy your stay in Iceland, have fun and don’t forget about safety.