The main attractions next to Hotel Breiðavík is the famous Látrabjarg cliff, which marks the western most part of Europe.
Látrabjarg hosts millions of birds and is vital for their survival as it hosts up to 40% of the world population for some species as the Razorbill. It is Europe’s largest bird cliff. Guillemots and other cliff birds number either in tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or in the millions.
Látrabjarg is famous for how close you can get to watch e.g. the puffins, very beautiful popular birds to watch. Iceland is the world center for the atlantic Puffin population, where many millions breed. In early May most birds start to nest in Látrabjarg and the main breeding period is from May to July.
Traditionally, around May 20th, a few brave locals rappel down the dangerous cliff face to pick a small fraction of the millions of newly laid and delicious all natural seabird eggs.