Westfjord Ring Road: Snaefellsnes: Borgarfjordur

Westfjord Ring Road: Snaefellsnes: Borgarfjordur
In the Westfjords, you will notable examples of traditional Icelandic turf homes.
Kirkjufell, in the Westfjords, is considered Iceland's most photographed mountain.
The landscapes of the Westfjords are as diverse as the rest of the country, if not more so.
The Westfjords is known for its staggering and dramatic scenery.
An example of the towering coastal cliff faces so characteristic of the Westfjords.
The Westfjords is known for its spirituality, even though, in the past, this was a belief in a magic and sorcery.
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Don't miss out on this multi-day opportunity to experience the Westfjords in all their glory with this fantastic sightseeing tour around one of Iceland's most secluded and beautiful regions. 

This is the perfect choice for visitors who are looking to really get away from it all and to experience the solitude and tranquillity that makes Iceland such a desirable travel destination. Travellers on this tour will even have the opportunity to add-on a bonus experience in order

Your tour will begin after being picked up from Iceland's capital city (and the northernmost capital of the world), Reykjavík; from there, you will head north passed distant mountainscapes, picturesque farmlands and cragged shorelines, all on your way to a region famed for its haunting beauty and connection to sorcery; the Westjords!

Beforehand arriving, you will make a stop at the spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula, providing you with the opportunity to look upon towering bird cliffs, sea caves, distant islands and even the namesake of the park itself,  the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier. You will also explore the rugged coastlines and scenic opportunities of Borgarfjordur.

Given that this is a multi-day tour, the opportunity exists to add-on exciting bonus activities for each day. These could range from hiking excursions to boat trips, glaciers walks to snowmobile rides. By adding on adventures such as this, you are sure to provide yourself with a lifetime of thrilling memories in Iceland. 

So don't delay any further! Hurry now and secure your place on this exciting tour exploring Iceland's glorious regions. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Látrabjarg, Dynjandi, Snæfellsjökull, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Ísafjörður, Hrafnseyri
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Included:
  • Hotel / Airport Pick up

  • English speaking guide

  • Accommodation with breakfast

  • Activities that do not require services sold are free (e.g. short walks, the Northern Lights, etc.)

  • Photography guide

  • Solid entertainment

  • Possible accommodation before or after 4 days is not included

  • Special hiking shoes

  • These tours are organized as part of the Iceland trip

  • Food is available at all stopping


What to bring:
  • Backpack

  • Hiking shoes

  • Rain clothes

  • Warm clothes


Good to know:

Lunch / Dinner is paid for yourself .

We arrived at the hotel about 16:00 to 17:00 and a good time to relax and enjoy what the place offers

The rooms are very good, clean beds and private rooms with bath for couples and families, while friends in a group sometimes share a room. Once you have booked, we will always find the best accommodation for you.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Borgarfjordur Snaefellsnes


The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and secluded regions of the country.


Your first day of this exciting tour will begin with a pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation. From the capital, you will travel through the  Hvalfjordur tunnel on your way to the charming farmlands of Borgarnes in Borgarfjordur.

You will soon arrive at the lovely village of Hellnar, providing ample opportunity to explore the settlement's shops, traditional church and the surrounding sea caves and bird cliffs. This is also an excellent stop to grab a bite to eat.

Next, you will visit Lóndrangar, a pair of basalt rock pinnacles that protrude from the already cragged coastline of the southern Snæfellsnes peninsula. Afterward, you will make stops at the charming villages of Hellissandur, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður, all rich with their respective fishing traditions. Around this area, you will also have fantastic views of the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell. 

Finally, you will arrive in Stykkishólmur, a unique town made famous for its starring role in the Ben Stiller vehicle, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". Here, you will have a delicious dinner and spend the night. 


Day 2 - Látrabjarg Dynjandi Hrafnseyri


Your travels around Snaefellsnes will rveeal to you all kinds of magical, cultural and historical gems.


A boat trip is the first thing on today's agenda; sailing out to the magnificent Breiðafjörður, you will have fantastic views over nesting seabirds, towering cliff faces and uninhabited islets. The boat trip will take approximately two and a half hours.

After you're back on dry land, you will stop for a spot of lunch, then make your way to the fantastic waterfall of Dynjandi, truly an aesthetic marvel. Once photographs have been taken, you will continue on, making stops at the beautiful bay of Dýrafjörður before arriving at Flateyri village. Here, you will get an up-close look at the towering avalanche defences that stand guarding the settlement, providing you with a real insight into Iceland's dangerous elemental forces. 

After your time at Flateyri is over, you will continue onward to another village, Suðureyri, as well as Isafjörður, the largest town in the north-west.  You will feel truly blessed to be in this area of immense beauty; thankfully, this is where you will spend your second night. 


Day 3 - Ísafjarðardjúp Hólmavík Laugar


Iceland is dotted with hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous natural hot pools, just waiting for you to bathe in them.


Your third day is the perfect blend of beautiful, scenic fjords, traditional fishing villages and sweeping coastal valleys. You will begin by visiting the village of Súðavík before crossing the Steingrímsfjarðarheiði Highlands on your way to Hólmavík, where you will have lunch. 

You will also have an opportunity today to bathe in a gorgeous natural pool, truly an authentic Icelandic experience. As the locals will readily tell you, not much in this world can beat the relaxing feeling of soaking yourself surrounded by the glory of nature, an experience complimented even further when combined with the radiant glare of the Midnight Sun or the dancing green waves of the Aurora Borealis. 

You will spend the third night of this adventure in the area of Gilsfjörður, an area known to be the home of soaring sea eagles. 


Day 4 - Búðardalur Glanni Deildartunguhver Reykjavík


Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls that come pouring out of porous lava rock.


The fourth and final day of your adventure begins by exploring the village of Búðardalur, learning about its unique culture and fascinating history. Next, you are going to Brattabrekka Highlands and Borgarfjörður. Here, you will have spectacular views of Norðurá river, as well as its adjoining waterfalls, and will even have the chance to stroll through a fantastical forested landscape. 

Next up is the largest hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. This area is characterised by its steaming, volcanic vents and mossy-green hillsides, making for fantastic photographs. After Deildartunguhver, you will make a visit to Reykholt village for a lunch stop. 

Next, you will visit the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss history. Hraunfossar is, in fact, better described as a series of small waterfalls that run collectively out of the lava rock, creating one of the most unique natural features in the country. 

Finally, you will begin to make the return journey back to your accommodation in Reykjavik. 


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