Beautiful Westfjords of Iceland



Beautiful Westfjords of Iceland

Enjoy the highlights of Southwest Iceland before heading to the historic West and exploring the dramatic landscapes, birdlife and charismatic fishing villages of the Westfjords. This tour is ideal for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs and those who like to take the road less travelled. Available from 1 May to 30 September.
 

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Highlights

  • Tour Iceland's famous 'Golden Circle' sights
  • Immerse yourself in Iceland's fascinating history in Borgarfjörður
  • Experience the tranquility and extreme beauty of the remote Westfjords
  • 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

Optional

  • Take a boat excursion from Ísafjörður town to Vigur Island, Hesteyri and Grunnavík
  • Cross the beautiful Breiðafjörður Bay by ferry

Included

  • 5 nights' accommodation in rooms with private/en-suite bathroom and 2 nights with shared bathroom, breakfast
  • Rental car for 8 days, with unlimited milage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • GPS Navigation system
  • Door to door airport transfer to Reykjavik (one transfer per tour)
  • Iceland Road Guide, a complete road and reference guide
  • Suggested itinerary

Itinerary

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Arrival day | Reykjavík

You are met upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavík. Explore the city's attractions: Tjörnin Lake, Hallgrímskirkja church, Perlan (the Pearl) and the old harbour.
 
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the tour price). 

Day 1 | The Golden Circle

View the majestic attractions of the 'Golden Circle': Þingvellir National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historical and geological importance, the two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area.

Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 2 | 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 falls, the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring and historic Reykholt, home to one the most important people in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson.

Accommodation in the Borgarfjörður area.

Days 3 and 4 | The Westfjords

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. Continue to Hólmavík where you will find the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. 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 in Mjóifjörður fjord for two nights.

Day 5 | The Westfjords

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. These beautiful places are only accessible by boat and are famed for their beauty, tranquility and fantastic birdlife.

Accommodation near Flateyri.

Day 6 | The Westfjords

Visit the museum at Hrafnseyri, the birthplace of Iceland's independence hero Jón Sigurðsson. Admire Dynjandi, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Stop by interesting fishing villages, take a dip in the natural hot spring pools and admire the vast beaches on your way to Látrabjarg, Iceland's westernmost point and one of three largest bird cliffs in Europe, home to millions of breeding puffins and other seabirds.

Accommodation near Látrabjarg.

Day 7 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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.

Accommodation in Snæfellsnes.

Day 8 | Reykjavík

Head back to Reykjavík for your last overnight. The city offers a unique charm with excellent restaurants, shops featuring unique Icelandic design, interesting museums, a vibrant music scene and energetic nightlife.

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

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