Want to experience something truly incredible? Then make the journey to the northernmost point in the Westfjords; a 580 sq. km. spectacle of jagged cliffs, peninsulas, wildlife, and isolation known as the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Established back in 1975, the area is considered devoid of human habitation, and in fact there are no roads that will take you here. You'll have to either huff it on foot, which will add days to your journey, or make the boat ride from the easy-to-pronounce town of Ísafjörður. Hey, you want untouched natural wonder? You're going to have to earn it.
Once you've earned it, however, oh the rewards you'll reap. Imagine hiking for days atop vertigo-inducing cliffs like the unmistakable Hornbjarg, camping out in remote fields under the Norther Lights (there are around 13 official campsites here), sea-kayaking alongside seals and countless nesting native bird species or back-country skiing down slopes that have rarely, if ever, been touched. This is otherworldly beauty at its finest, and will be an Icelandic memory that few others will be able to say they've shared. Do your homework (helpful links provided, as always), choose how long you'd like/can afford to go (you can be in and out in a day by ferry or hike for over a week), then go experience the sublimity of Hornstrandir for yourself.
Note:If planning a trip between April 15th and June 15th, just make sure you check in first with the Hornstrandir local agency office in Ísafjörður.