Vestfirðir, the westernmost region of Iceland and Europe, is home to the breathtaking Látrabjarg cliffs. These 8.7 mile-long cliffs are a paradise for birdwatchers because they are inhabited by millions of them. From the top of this green vantage point, which offers a sea view that stretches to the horizon, marvel at the rare bird species that have made their nests in the rock or have settled on the beach. Penguins, guillemots, gulls, and many others can be spotted up close and in their natural habitat.
The Látrabjarg cliffs also boast the largest colony of bright orange and yellow-beaked puffins in the world, one of Iceland's emblems. Be sure to bring your binoculars to get a better view of the birds hidden in the rocks’ nooks. Although you don’t need to hire a guide to stroll the paths and admire the millions of animals wandering below, be careful—these cliffs can be quite steep.See more