Guided 4 Day Tour of the Remote Westfjords & Snaefellsnes with Waterfalls & Mt Kirkjufell
Adventure off of the beaten track in Iceland, and discover the wild and wonderful Westfjords. Truly a hidden gem, this region boasts breath-taking deep fjords, green valleys, hot springs and natural baths, eerie lava formations, waterfalls and out of this world tranquillity.
On this unique 4-day private tour by luxury jeep, you will explore the Westfjords of Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will learn all about the history and the geology of these two very special and peculiar regions as you discover their dramatic landscapes.
Your expert guide and driver will be there every step of the way to answer questions and reveal secret spots so you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the region You won't have to worry about navigating the rocky roads of the Westfjords, so you can just focus on taking in the gorgeous scenery.
The Westfjords are the best place in Iceland to find some solitude. Enjoy the Midnight Sun in the company of birds, sheep, horses and arctic foxes, in places where time does not seem to matter and where you will get a chance to stop and appreciate the small things, relax and recharge your batteries.
Pack up and get ready to explore the west of Iceland, including the most westerly point in all of Europe. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - From Reykjavik to Isafjordur via Holmavik
Today you will make your way to the Westfjords driving through west Iceland.
After a short convenience stop in Borgarnes, a village surrounded by majestic mountains, located about an hour’s drive from Reykjavík, you will drive to Glanni, a beautiful waterfall, hidden in a lush birch wood surrounded by moss-covered lava in Borgarfjörður.
After a short walk to the waterfall, it is highly recommended that you take the easy hike to Grábrók volcanic crater, which offers fantastic views over the area and the nearby mountains, such as the scenic Mt Baula.
We will continue our journey over the scenic mountain pass Hellisheiði and along Hrútafjörður fjord to the quaint village of Hólmavík, where you can explore the fascinating Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.
You will then drive through beautiful fjords with stunning views as the group makes its way to Ísafjörður, a typical Icelandic fishing town hidden in a deep, majestic fjord, where you will spend the night in comfortable accommodation.
Day 2 - Exploring the Westfjords
Today you will explore the Westfjords, the oldest part of Iceland, which was carved out during the Ice Age.
The region is characterised by high mountainous fjords, rugged terrain, uninhabited valleys, rich birdlife, seals on the beaches and challenging road conditions. As you wind through the scenic roads, keep your eyes peeled out of the window and take in the marvellous sights on every horizon.
The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the sublime 100-metre high Dynjandi waterfall, which looks like a bridal dress. You will have time to walk up to this majestic waterfall and admire this beautiful natural work of art.
As you continue south, you will enjoy fantastic views of mountains and fjords, and you will have the chance to bathe in Reykjafjarðarlaug, a terrific natural hot pool right by the ocean. You will visit the small Bíldudalur village and spend the night in Patreksfjörður, a small fishing village full of charm.
Day 3 - Latrabjarg Sea Cliffs, Raudasandur & the Ferry Baldur
You'll start the day by travelling over the Hafnarfjall mountain pass on to Látrabjarg. This is the westernmost point of Iceland (and Europe!), with impressive cliffs up to 100 meters high, have a very rich birdlife. There are usually a lot of puffins nesting in the cliffs and it's possible to catch them posing with your camera, promising some excellent photos.
From Látrabjarg, you will continue onto Rauðasandur, the 'Red Sand Beach', a romantic beach in a spectacular setting. As most coastlines in Iceland are made up of black sand, this beach is an exception in Iceland and on clear days, it's tricky to see where the sea and sky begin and end.
As you continue your journey, you will have more chances to take a bath in some natural hot springs along the coast.
From Brjánslækur, you will cross the fjord on a ferry called Baldur. The ferry ride offers a view of the numerous islands on the Breiðafjörður bay, including Flatey, the biggest of the islands, a place where time seems to stand still.
You will spend the night in Stykkishólmur, a charming village with colourful old houses, a picturesque harbour and scenic views over the bay.
Day 4 - The Wonders of Snaefellsnes & Return to Reykjavik
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is famous for its majestic glacier volcano Snæfellsjökull. This mystical glacier volcano featured as the entrance to the centre of the Earth in Jules Verne’s novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.
Before reaching the glacier, you will visit the magnificent Kirkjufell, one of Iceland’s most iconic mountains and star of Game of Thrones, "the mountain shaped like an arrowhead".
The Snæfellsnes peninsula offers a great variety of landscapes: unique lava formations, breathtaking cliffs, rich birdlife, black sand beaches, volcano craters and more, which is why it is often referred to as Iceland in a nutshell.
You will visit Djúpalónssandur beach, the villages Arnarstapi and Búðir for another unforgettable day of adventure discovering the beauty of Iceland, before heading back to Reykjavík.