Season:
Summer
Price from:
from £ 2,930 p.p.
Duration:
8 days / 7 nights
Departure:
According to schedule

Guided Westfjord tour 8 days / 7 nights

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"On the edge of the world". Iceland’s Westfjords is an area of untouched nature, remarkable seabird breeding cliffs, dramatic fjords and more. Dynjandi in Arnarfjörður, is concidered by many to be Iceland's most beautiful waterfall. Hrafnseyri, The Hornstrandir nature reserve, and Rauðasandur beach are gems of nature and only a few highlights of the wild and surprising Westfjords.

Guided Westfjord tour 8 days / 7 nights

Itinerary

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Arrival in Iceland

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Arrival at Keflavik Airport, transfer to hotel in Reykjavik. You can visit the Blue Lagoon on the way to Reykjavik if you wish.
 

Borgarfjordur - Stykkihsolmur - Flokalundur

Hraunfossar

We drive along the scenic coastline of Hvalfjordur Fjord (Whale Fjord), one of the longest and deepest fjords in Iceland. In West Iceland we explore Hraunfoss (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children’s Falls) known for their exceptionally beauty and unusual natural phenomena. We stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, which bubbles out of algae covered boulders at a steamy 97°C (200°F). In the afternoon we reach Stykkishólmur village and take a lovely ferry ride across the spectacular seascape of Breiðafjörður Bay dotted with 3,000 tiny islands. Encircled by mountains and the Snæfellsjökull volcano, the dramatic bay is home to 50 bird species, the rare white-tailed eagle, and gray seals who enjoy lounging about on the small islets. Overnight stay in Flókalundur area.
 

Raudisandur - Latrabjorg - Breidavik - Patreksfjordur

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Today we get to enjoy the unique sights of the Westfjords. one of Iceland's most peaceful and beautiful places. We have a walk along Raudisandur beach with it's red sands and black cliffs. The sand shifts in color from golden to orange and red depending on the daylight. In Raudisandur beach you may see seals, arctic skuas and arctic foxes. Afterwards we visit the quirky folk museum in Hnjotur and Latrabjarg, Europe’s largest bird cliff and Iceland's westernmost point.  You will now get to see the most remarkable wildlife sight, the awe-inspiring cliffs are home to a number of sea birds, puffins, razorbills, guillemots and gulls. The birds are fearless which gives you an opportunity for some close-up photos. Overnight stay in Breiðavik/Patreksfjordur for the next 2 nights.

Bildudalur - Isafjordur

Dynjandi waterfall

We travel along the dramatic coastline towards Isafjordur the principal town of the Westfjords. The town has an old centre, filled with history and cultural heritage.  The town is surrounded by mountains and has a thriving harbour.  We stop at the stunning Waterfall Dynjandi, sometimes nicknamed "the brides veil". The Waterfall consists of a collection of seven cascades. You will then be able to take a dip in an outdoor thermal hot spring along with some Icelandic refreshments at Hrafnseyri.
Overnight stay in Isafjordur for the next 2 nights. 

Isafjordur

Isafjordur

The day starts with a boat ride across Ísafjarðardjúp in the morning. This is the largest fjord in the Westfjords with steep mountains all around. Visit the abandoned village of Hesteyri by a stunning black beach. The untouched nature in the area is inhabited by the elusive Arctic Fox. We return from this beautiful destination in the evening, seeing the glacier Drangjökull on our way.

Holmavik - Laugar Saelingsdal

Icelandic sheep

Only a few minutes drive from Isafjordur is the village of Sudavik.

We visit the Arctic Fox Centre in this fishing village. The journey continues to the village of Holmavik where we'll stop for coffee and waffles. The dramatic views consist of fjords and bays that were cut into the earth by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Next we go through the green valleys to Laugar in Sælingsdalur. There are thermal pools hidden in the nature of this area and you can have a soak in some of those. Your guide will educate you on some of the ancient Sagas and folklore connected to this place. Overnight stay in Sælingsdalur.

Budardalur - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik

Black church West Iceland

On Iceland’s West Coast we come to the Viking Age house at Eiríksstaðir. This is the original home of Erik the Red. His son Leifur Eiriksson "Leif the Lucky" sailed to the North American continent, where he explored a region he called Vinland. This happened around 1000 AD. Five centuries before Christopher Columbus arrived. We meet modern Vikings in a turf-covered longhouse who educate us on the old lifestyle. Next stop is at the local Erpsstadir to learn about Icelandic farming and sample fresh ice cream. A short hike up the 3,500 year-old Grábrók volcano, will provide incredible views of the Glanni waterfall in Borgarfjördur. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

DEPARTURE DAY

The Icelandic flag

Depending on you flight time you can enjoy your last morning in Reykjavik or visit the Blue Lagoon on your way to Keflavik airport.


 

Package Price

Room Type Price per person £
Single Room 3,465
Double Room 2,930

Tour code: 0313

Price includes

  • Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
  • Return airport transfer to hotel in Reykjavik
  • 7 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Private facilities
  • 4 dinners in countryside
  • 1 packed lunch
  • Ferry from Stykkisholmur to Brjanslaekur
  • Boat tour to Hesteyri
  • Entrance to Hnjotur museum
  • Entrance to Arctic fox centre
  • Entrance to Eric the Red museum
  • Guided tour with English-speaking guide

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than specified