Wildfjords Trail guide Daniel Crockett will be testing waterproofs and thermals from clothing company Finisterre on the trail in the Westfjords this June. Finisterre are an incredibly friendly, down-to-earth company that make some of the finest technical cold climate equipment on the planet, whilst maintaining an environmentally-conscious ethos. Check them out: www.finisterreuk.com
We've launched a new Instagram account for the Wildfjords Trail @wildfjords http://instagram.com/wildfjords
If you're an instagram user, please follow us for on-trail updates of the spectacular scenery and wildlife in the Westfjords.
In the coming months, we'll be using the #walkslow hashtag for all comms...
We look forward to seeing you on trail!
We asked founder Henry Fletcher a few questions about why he set up the Wildfjords Trail. The following is an extract from the interview:
What is the landscape like in the Westfjords?
The landscape is characterized by numerous sea fjords which hold small and scattered villages along a varied coastline. The mountains are steepest in the north of the Westfjords and formed of volcanic rock, considerably older than the rest of Iceland. The south side has more natural vegetation remaining and gentler relief and plenty of hot pools! Most of the topography is formed from glacial activity. The ocean is omnipresent in the region, and has been a vital source of fishing economy through the centuries, along with sheep farming.
The picture above shows one of the stunning fjord valleys near Ísafjörður, part of the North Section: Wild Food & Pack Horses.
We look forward to welcoming you onto the trail.