I said yesterday that I had some pax that wanted to fly to Hornafjordur. As it turns out that is the name of the small airport and the name of the fjord where it’s located, but the town it services is actually called Höfn (Höfn í Hornafirði) (read the article: the description of this town is great). I remember from my Air Hauler days that the runway at the airport is tiny. I looked up the numbers and the Lear’s performance charts, and it should work, just. At the least the weather looks fine. Almost no wind at Hornafjordur, and cloudy, but below 200ft visitbility should be fine. Same goes for Vagar, even though there’s a bit more wind there.
Departure from Vagar is basically through a fjord, which makes it pretty interesting
Calm weather over the ocean again
Approaching the Icelandic coast
Chasing the setting sun
It’s a bit hazy, but the clouds meteo talked about earlier are gone
Seeing the runway just fine
Taxiing towards the “terminal” in the setting sun
And we’re there
The Iceland scenery is a free demo by the people at ORBX. It’s awesome. I was very surprised to actually see a man walking (as in moving) on the platform when I taxied in.