The Environment Agency of Iceland has published specific rules on the traffic and presence of persons in Hornstrandir nature reserve.
The landing of vessels with 51 or more passengers (passengers and crew) and vehicles associated with them is prohibited within the nature reserve, except in consultation with the Environment Agency of Iceland. The following is excluded from this prohibition:
a. Landings for research purposes, subject to the approval of the Environment
Agency of Iceland.
b. Search and rescue operations and activities of the Icelandic Coast Guard, cf.
c. 60/1998 and Regulation No. 1185/2012.
Only groups of 30 or fewer are permitted in the western area and organised tours in the eastern area may not include more than 15 people. The Environment Agency of Iceland must be consulted in the case of larger groups, cf. Section 3.8.1 and 3.8.2.
All vessel traffic within 115 m of the nesting grounds of seabirds is prohibited. The Environment Agency of Iceland advises seafarers to refrain from going closer than 1 km to bird cliffs.