Serenity, History & Nature in the Westfjords



Serenity, History & Nature in the Westfjords

Venture off the beaten path and explore the most remote and pristine region of Iceland. The Westfjords welcome you with rugged nature beyond belief, extraordinary fjords with steep mountains, the most majestic waterfalls, charming fishing villages and rich history. Every turn brings something new. Every fjord is its own little world. Every mountain competes for your attention. Experience complete silence and absolute serenity amidst Nature's finest creations. Highlights include Dynjandi Waterfall, the rich birdlife at Látrabjarg Cliff, bathing in natural hot springs, and a rustic atmosphere. Available from 1 June to 15 September.

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Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation with breakfast (with private and shared bathroom)
  • Rental car for 8 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Flybus transfer to and from airport
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate.
  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot through tablet
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Experience the serenity, history, and stunning nature of the Westfjords
  • Discover remote areas of Iceland where not many tourists go, be unique
  • Immerse yourself in Iceland's fascinating history
  • Get up and close to puffins and other seabirds at Látrabjarg Cliff
  • Tour the mystical and beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Enjoy life in Iceland's quirky capital city, Reykjavík

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The Driver Guide Tablet

Driver Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The tablet also gives you recommendations along the way, and helpful information regarding driving conditions, weather forecast, and more. How does it all work?

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  • Personal Wifi hotspot

  • Safe Travel Information

  • Digital Vouchers

Itinerary

Arrival Day | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historic attractions, galleries, shops, open-air geothermal swimming pools and much more – so there is something for all to enjoy! While exploring the city, a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine can be found in a variety of exciting restaurants located all over the city. The Flybus will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport. Optional, and not included in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive.

Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

Day 1 | West Iceland

Borgarfjörður is an area steeped in history - the site of one of the most popular Icelandic Sagas, Egil's Saga. You can visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes village to get to know more about Egils's Saga and Iceland's Viking heritage. Tour the many attractions in Borgarfjörður including Barnafoss and Hraunfossar lava falls, the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring and historic Reykholt, home to one the most important people in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson.
Head north towards the Westfjords stopping by Eiríksstaðir Living Museum along the way - a reconstruction of a Viking Age longhouse and likely birthplace of Leifur Eiríksson, the first European to set foot in North America in the year 1,000 AD.


Accommodation in Vogur Country Lodge

Day 2 | Hólmavík and Djúpavík

Continue to Hólmavík where you will find the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. The region has an exciting and tragic history of witchcraft, witch-hunting and sorcery. Next to Hólmavík there is also the Sheep Farming Museum, an entertaining exhibition dedicated to the Icelandic sheep. Don‘t miss the large and picturesque Árneshreppur where you will find Djúpavík village, an abandoned herring factory art gallery, Krossneslaug beachside pool and just 53 people.

Accommodation in Laugarhóll or Kirkjuból

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Day 3 | Heydalur

Head to Heydalur in Mjóifjörður fjord and enjoy some of the many outdoor activities on offer such as sea kayaking, horse riding, fishing, natural hot spring bathing and marked walking trails.

Accommodation at Heydalur

Day 4 | Ísafjörður

Visit Ísafjörður town with its superb fjord scenery. Take a boat excursion to Vigur Island and the deserted former fjord villages of Hesteyri and Grunnavík where time seems to stand still (optional and not included in the price). These beautiful places are only accessible by boat and are famed for their beauty, tranquillity and fantastic birdlife.

Accommodation near Flateyri / Ísafjörður

Day 5 | Dynjandi Waterfall

Visit the museum at Hrafnseyri, the birthplace of Iceland's independence movement hero Jón Sigurðsson. Admire Dynjandi, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Stop by interesting fishing villages, take a dip in natural hot spring pools and admire the vast beaches. Discover the remote and Selárdalur Valley, a very popular destination because of the sculptures and buildings raised by the naivité artist Samuel Jonsson. Samuel is usually referred to as "the artist with the infantile heart".

Accommodation in Bíldudalur / Tálknafjörður

Day 6 | Látrabjarg Cliff & Rauðasandur Beach

Drive to Látrabjarg Cliff, Iceland's westernmost point and one of the three largest bird cliffs in Europe. It is home to millions of breeding puffins and other seabirds. On the long southern shore of the Westfjords, you’ll discover the gorgeous Rauðasandur beach, with its endless golden sands and warm (relatively speaking) water.

Accommodation in Látrabjarg / Breiðavík

Day 6 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Drive to Brjánslækur.
Take the ferry Baldur (fare not included) and cross Breiðafjörður Bay via Flatey Island for the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Snæfellsnes is EarthCheck certified for being a sustainable community and the diversity of the landscape and geology is unique. Tour Snæfellsjökull National Park including the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier (one of the seven 'energy points' of the Earth and featured in the novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' by Jules Verne), Arnarstapi fishing village, the black sands of Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík and the picturesque old church at Búðir.

An option is to take the first ferry from Brjánslækur and send the car all the way to Stykkisholmur but stay in Flatey until the later ferry comes again and then use the day after to explore Snæfellsnes.

Accommodation in Snæfellsnes

We recommend you have at least one extra day after the tour and it’s also a good idea to have one free day before the tour as well. Not included in the package, but nice to have.

Departure Day

Enjoy spending the last day of your trip in Reykjavík, or bathing in the Blue Lagoon.

 

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