Svalvogar Circle | Westfjords Sightseeing Tour

Svalvogar Circle | Westfjords Sightseeing Tour
A beautiful pebble beach in the Icelandic Westfjords.
On this tour, you will be scouting the backroads of the Westfjords onboard a Super Jeep.
One out of many of the Icelandic Westfjord's serene scenes.
This charming bay is found nestled within the Svalvogar Circle route of the Icelandic Westfjords.
Many of the Westfjords roads cannot be tracked with a regular vehicle, which is why you will be travelling via 4x4 Super Jeep.
This steep mountain road in the Icelandic Westfjords was paved by only two men using one bulldozer.

Get to know the backcountry roads of the Icelandic Westfjords on this sightseeing circle route of Svalvogar. Anyone staying in the Westfjords looking to experience the desolate beauty of this rural region should not let this opportunity pass by.

Your adventure begins in the town of Ísafjörður, where you will hit the road on a Super Jeep with your local guide and start your drive to the fjord of Dýrafjörður, surrounded by the majestic mountains Sandafell and Mýrafell on each side.

Your journey then continues, as you brave a winding rocky mountain road, legendarily paved by a single man and his son with a 70 horsepower bulldozer in the 1960s. The sights on hand include a cluster of abandoned farms, but the Westfjords were amongst the very first areas settled by Viking Age explorers.

You will also behold a spectacular mountain range often referred to by the locals as the Alps of the Westfjords. With a peak of 998 metres, Kaldbakur is the tallest mountain in the region. While most of the Westfjords mountains are characterised by flat tops, Kaldbakur’s is tall and pointed, hence the comparison to the most extensive mountain range in Europe.

Your adventure continues to Arnarfjörður, the second biggest fjord of the Westfjords, dotted with waterfalls, dormant volcanoes and scenic bays. You will then drive along the steep and narrow road of Hrafnseyrarheiði, a stunning heathland boasting flat-topped mountains, so remember to pack your camera for all the amazing photo opportunities.

Then, it is time to make your way back to Ísafjörður, crisscrossing along the rugged fjords that you have come to know and love throughout your journey. The Svalvogar circle route might be one of the most celebrated routes of the country regarding their natural sights and sceneries, but these roads cannot be ventured with a regular vehicle.

Book your Westfjords adventure now for a chance to experience this incredibly scenic route onboard a Super Jeep with local guidance. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Nov.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Westfjords, Ísafjarðardjúp, Ísafjörður, Kaldbakur, Dýrafjörður, Arnarfjörður
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • English guide

  • Transportation in a Super Jeep

  • Meals & refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Snacks & water

  • Camera

Good to know:

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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