Westfjords Tours

Explore a region steeped in history and legend, world-renowned for towering mountains and labyrinthine fjords. Visit Dynjandi waterfall and Hornstrandir nature reserve or partake in a wealth of activities that are tailored to the adventurous.

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Westfjords Tours

Explore a region steeped in history and legend, world-renowned for towering mountains and labyrinthine fjords. Visit Dynjandi waterfall and Hornstrandir nature reserve or partake in a wealth of activities that are tailored to the adventurous.
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8 Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring some of the country’s lesser-known regions, including the majestic Westfjords and the stunning Central Highlands. This package is particularly suited towards returning visitors to Iceland, hence the focus on Iceland’s wild and isolated areas. However, it is infused with adventure as you'll get to participate in both a glacier hike and a super jeep tour. Those routinely awe-inspired by nature will also find this package more than satisfying, as will amateur and professional photographers alike. By opting for a multi-day tour package such as this, you open up a realm of benefits otherwise unavailable to your average traveller in Iceland. For one thing, over your eight days, you will have the opportunity to either follow the default schedule or purchase added activities, like horse riding, and an excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a helicopter ride or a visit inside a volcano, to truly cement your holiday here in memory.  Another benefit is that packages do away with the stress associated with holiday planning, as the organisation is left to qualified travel professionals. Before arriving, you will be sent an itinerary based on your own preferences with accommodation, tour activities and transfers already prearranged. Furthermore, if you wish to change the itinerary or add tours, you will have a 24/7 contact with an agent who will help you create your perfect holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the delights of Iceland’s most beautiful natural regions, not only revisiting some of the most classic attractions but discovering entirely new realms. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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13 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road with Snaefellsnes & Westfjords

Jump behind the wheel for this 13-day, self-drive tour around Iceland! You will get to see everything, from the most popular destinations to the country's most remote reaches. Best of all, there are no worries about bus schedules or departure times on this tour. You get to decide where you go, when you leave, and how long you spend at each location. To make your journey even smoother, accommodation will be in full comfort, with ensuite bathrooms and continental breakfast included, to keep you comfortable between days of adventure. This tour will take you to all parts of the country, including the remote Westfjords. You'll get to see all the places that you've heard so much about, such as the Golden Circle, the glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Not only this, however, but you will receive a custom itinerary, shaped by local experts, that will ensure you don't miss some spectacular sights that few have even heard about. These places, far from the crowds,  are where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature. No part of the island will be unknown to you after this complete tour, and you will return feeling completely refreshed and recharged. On top of this, there are a variety of activities you can add to the trip. You can visit the Blue Lagoon, snorkel in Silfra gorge; snowmobile across Langjökull glacier; whale watch in the whale watching capital of Europe; cave inside Viðgelmir lava tube and an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull; glacier hike on Sólheimajökull; horse-ride in the North; and much more, all at discounted prices if you book today! You'll have plenty of time on this trip to see and do all you have dreamt of; its ample length means that it is possible for you to build the holiday of your dreams. Don't miss this amazing 13-day tour of Iceland! Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.8
5 reviews

Duration:
13days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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5.0
1 review

Duration:
2days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Isafjordur Mountain View

Explore the spectacular mountains of the Westfjords on this scenic Super Jeep tour. See the gorgeous landscapes near the town of Ísafjörður and take in the beauty of Drangajökull glacier. This tour will take you along the high and narrow roads of the Westfjords to some of the country’s most beautiful locations, perfect for those travelling to the Westfjords who want to discover some of the areas hidden gems. The Westfjords are one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and least-visited places in Iceland. Dramatic fjords cut deep into this corner of the country, and the landscape is dominated by steep mountains and hills. Jagged inlets sport their own jagged inlets in this rugged area where ferocious storms have gnawed the coastline into its rough form.  Departing from the town of Ísafjörður, you will be driven along the scenic Skutulsfjörður inlet, through both valleys and mountains. Your destination is the inlet’s outermost point; Arnarnes cape. Your local guide and driver will take you along the rocky coast of this fjord, just 55 km from the Arctic Circle.  The cape is a photographer’s heaven. There you can capture amazing photos of dramatic mountains rising from the tranquil coast. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see most of Ísafjarðardjúp fjord and all the way to Drangajökull glacier, the northernmost glacier in Iceland.  You will then be taken through the old country road of Breiðadalsheiði, a tough and treacherous road for smaller cars, but an easy journey for you, for you will be travelling in a Super Jeep; a large 4x4 SUV that can get through most obstacles without any trouble. There you will get a spectacular view of the breathtaking beauty of the remote Westfjords.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover the Westfjords better. Make a trip to this unique and beautiful place and get the best view of Ísafjörður and surroundings on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Oct. - May.
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Westfjords Bird Watching | Puffins and More

Get up close and personal with the North Atlantic Puffin on this bird watching tour of the Westfjords. This adventure is a must for anyone travelling through this desolate part of Iceland and should not be missed by any lovers of wildlife or nature.  The tour departs from the charming town of Patreksfjörður, where you will meet your friendly local guide who will take you to the best spots to feast your eyes and point your camera. You will travel in a large jeep that is well suited to the gravel and dirt roads of the Westfjords.  In the Westfjords of Iceland, the bird watching season begins in April. There is nothing like exploring these beautiful fjords in the summer when the area comes to life with lush green landscapes, and fair-feathered visitors come to nest, breed and play.  During the height of the Icelandic summer, the phenomenon that is the midnight sun guarantees near unlimited daylight hours, when the sun doesn’t set and the nights are coloured with red and gold. This means, that within different stages of the season, there is always plenty of time to enjoy the sceneries at hand and take wonderful photos that will last you a lifetime.  On your excursion, you will be visiting the bird cliff Látrabjarg, the largest seabird colony in the whole of the North Atlantic Ocean. What’s more, puffins haven’t been hunted at this location for decades, which results in the little fellows being especially relaxed towards human visitors.  Besides from puffins, the species of bird to be found at Látrabjarg include razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags, cormorants and guillemots, just to name a few. Sometimes you can even spot Great Northern Divers or the White Tailed Eagle. Rest assured that any avid bird watchers out there will cross off more than a few new sightings in their books.  Don’t hesitate any longer in booking your Westfjords bird watching adventure now. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
7hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Baldur Ferry from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula to the Westfjords | Via Flatey Island

Explore the magnificent Westfjords with ease by booking this ferry service from the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Those who want to witness the beauty of Iceland in a unique way should not miss out on this opportunity. The ferry Baldur runs throughout the year, taking guests from the town of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to Brjánslækur in the Westfjords via the island of Flatey. Stykkishólmur is just under two and a half hours’ drive from Reykjavík and the largest town in the area. Of course, you can bring your car onto the ferry in preparation for your trip. While you can drive from Stykkishólmur to the Westfjords, this journey is quicker and allows you to take a break from wheel to witness the incredible nature of Breiðafjörður Bay. Northwards, creeping ever closer as you travel, you will be able to see the spectacular tabletop mountains and deep, magnificent fjords that define your destination. Southwards, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will unfold, revealing countless volcanic peaks and providing you with an unmatched view of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. You'll stop at the island of Flatey, once an epicentre of religion, culture and the arts. This hidden gem has a fascinating history but is visited by very few guests. In the summertime, if you take the earlier ferry, you have the option of disembarking and spending a couple of hours exploring the quaint island community before catching the next boat to continue your journey to the Westfjords. Cars are not allowed on Flatey so if you choose to make a stop, you will have to give a member of staff the keys to your car and they will park it on the other side for you to collect upon arrival. You will have a chance to look out for some of Iceland’s wildlife. The islands of the bay are renowned for their seabirds, being a particular favourite nesting ground for white-tailed eagles. The waters of Breiðafjörður are also home to many seals. The Baldur ferry is very spacious, with comfortable seating indoors and plenty of space to marvel over the views on deck. There is also a restaurant with an extensive menu and a Children’s Corner where the young ones can watch television and play. Pets are permitted in certain areas on board, and there is free wifi throughout. Your destination, Brjánslækur, is a gateway to the Westfjords. It provides an excellent point from which to explore this remote and beautiful region, with its accessibility to sites such as the unbelievable Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and magnificent waterfall of Dynjandi. Hop on board the Baldur ferry for a wonderful trip to one of Iceland’s most spectacular regions. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.0
3 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Baldur Ferry from the Westfjords to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula | Via Flatey Island

Reach the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the Westfjords by ferry with this direct, convenient, affordable boat tour. This trip should not be missed by those eager to visit as many sites in Iceland as possible in a unique and stress-free way. This ferry service begins in the port of Brjánslækur in the Westfjords, which serves as somewhat of a gateway to this remote and beautiful region. The Westfjords is the oldest and one of the remotest parts of the country, with unbelievable nature that all guests with enough time should try to visit. The ferry, called Baldur, has space for guests to park their cars and a wealth of services for their enjoyment. Free wifi is available throughout the vessel, there is a restaurant called Bára that offers hot and cold food and drinks, and the Children’s Corner will keep the young ones entertained while the adults enjoy a beverage or the views out on deck. There are even designated areas where you can bring your pets. The ferry Baldur takes approximately two and a half hours to cross Breiðafjörður bay. This shaves an hour off of the car journey and enables you to focus on the wonderful surrounding nature, not just the road ahead. The panoramas here are beautiful, revealing incredible fjords to the north and the spectacular volcanoes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the south. The bay is also littered with many islands, one of which is Flatey; a small, largely flat island with a history dating back almost a millennium. Once a cultural epicentre, it now just has five year-round residents, making it a true hidden gem of Iceland. If you are taking the earlier boat in the summertime, you could opt to spend a few hours on the island to stretch your legs, enjoy the cafe or have a picnic in the fresh sea air before heading on to Stykkishólmur. Be sure to let a member of staff know of these plans as you board the boat. As you sail across the bay, you can keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Though whales and dolphins are rarely found in these waters, you may spot seals and a wealth of seabirds, including white-tailed eagles. Once your ferry arrives in Stykkishólmur, you can drive off and begin to explore another of Iceland’s beautiful regions, Snæfellsnes. Be sure, however, to have a little look around the peninsula’s largest town first, to take in its folklore, history and culture. Make your journey travelling around Iceland a little more unique and exciting, and give yourself a few hours away from the wheel, by booking this ferry transfer now. Check availability by choosing a date
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Nov. - Sep.
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Rauðasandur Beach | Walking Tour in the Westfjords

Discover one of Iceland’s most unique and beautiful beaches, Rauðasandur on this exciting and informative walking tour. This excursion is perfect for those who are visiting Iceland’s majestic Westfjords and want to explore one of its hidden gems. Most of Iceland’s beaches are black due to volcanic basalt rock, however, Rauðasandur is unique in that it is made up of vast golden sands set among black cliffs and blue ocean. The sandy beach takes its colours from pulverized scallop shells that have accumulated over the centuries. On sunny days the glittering sands seem to stretch for miles and it’s possible to make out Snæfellsnes peninsula across Breiðarfjörður bay. Seals are often seen on the beach, in late June, July and August, with their offspring providing the chance to get closer to Iceland’s wildlife. Your expert local guide will pick you up in the town of Patreksfjörður and drive you down the mountainous route to begin your tour of the beach. You will be guided across Rauðasandur’s breathtaking landscapes all the while being told local stories and legends that are said to have happened on the sands. One such tale is that of a forbidden romance between an adulterous couple at Sjöundaá farm which has been retold many times in literature and theatre. As well as personalised informed guidance, you can expect multiple stops for photo opportunities and plenty of time to enjoy the tranquil Rauðasandur. Your walking tour will end at the French Café where they offer soup or coffee, hot cocoa, waffles with cream and delicious homemade French chocolate cake. There you can sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view of Rauðasandur before being driven back to Patreksfjörður. Get to know one of Iceland’s most unique beaches and look forward to the unforgettable memory of this incredible landscape and unbeaten nature. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Pearls of the Westfjords | Latrabjarg Cliffs & Raudasandur Beach

Explore the beautiful nature of the Westfjords on this immersive day tour where you’ll see the abundant wildlife at Látrabjarg cliffs and Rauðasandur beach, and get a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Those travelling to this remote region and want to discover areas of hidden gems should not miss this tour. You’ll meet your guides in Patreksfjörður, a charming fishing village close to many of the Westfjords' most popular attractions. There, you’ll board a large jeep and take a quick tour of the town before making your way to Látrabjarg cliff. Látrabjarg is Europe’s largest bird cliff with a length of 14 kilometres and a height of 441 metres. A variety of birds make Látrabjarg their home in the summer, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, and northern gannets.  You’ll get a spectacular view over Rauðasandur beach and the surrounding inlets and fjords as you drive towards the deserted Keflavík beach. Your expert driver will manoeuvre the car up steep hills and rough, high altitude roads as you travel between destinations. You’ll make a stop at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur where a large US Navy plane sits in the front yard. There, you’ll see a unique display of old items showcasing the history of fishing, farming and everyday life in the area. At the museum, you will also learn about the rescue of a British trawler that stranded at Látrabjarg in 1947. You’ll then visit the red sand beach of Rauðasandur. The colour of the beach changes depending on weather conditions. In the summer’s sun, the sand is dazzling red, getting its colour from crushed scallop shells. Keep an eye out for the area’s plentiful wildlife; you might spot a seal or two. After a memorable day, you’ll return to Patreksfjörður village in time for dinner.  Get to know the magical Westfjords with this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Dynjandi Waterfall & Westfjords Villages

Discover the diverse landscapes, magnificent mountains and beautiful waterfalls of Arnarfjörður fjord in the Westfjords. Visit charming villages, see the spectacular Dynjandi waterfall, and take a dip in a natural hot spring on this fun-filled day tour. Those wanting an in-depth introduction to the Westfjords should not let this opportunity pass them by.  The Westfjords of Iceland is one of the most beautiful but least visited places in the country. Those making their way up there are rewarded with breathtaking scenery devoid of all crowds. On this tour, you’ll be picked up from a selected pickup location in the Westfjords by a local guide who will show you both the famous attractions as well as the hidden gems of this remote area. You’ll travel the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll get to admire Kaldbakur, a tall and pointy mountain range towering over the road. This is the Westfjord region’s highest mountain at 998 metres tall. At the bottom of Arnarfjörður, you’ll find the impressive Dynjandi waterfall, one of the country’s most photogenic falls. This 100-metre high waterfall is narrower at the top than at the bottom, resulting in a unique pyramid-shape. A hiking path will lead you up the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing you to touch the water as it tumbles down the cliffs. You’ll also get to visit the area's charming villages. Bíldudalur is a vibrant town despite its remote locations. You’ll travel through the town and visit its Sea Monster Museum, where you learn about Icelandic folklore and mysteries. You’ll also visit Tálknafjörður, an idyllic fishing village known for its natural hot pots, swimming pool and rich birdlife. You’ll make a few other stops along the way, seeing spectacular nature and learn about Iceland’s history. Of course, no tour in Iceland is complete without a visit to a natural hot spring, so make sure to bring a swimsuit and a towel.  Don’t wait! Book now and discover the world of wonders in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Whale Watching at Holmavik, Westfjords

Come aboard on a whale watching tour and see the wealth of marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic circle. This tour is perfect for anybody travelling the Westfjords and wants to see Iceland’s largest residents. The tour departs from the small and remote town of Hólmavík, located in the Westfjords of Iceland. The Westfjords are one of the most stunning but least visited places in the country and so you’ll get to see the whales in their natural, unspoilt, habitat. You will spend about two hours on the water, among the wildlife and beautiful landscape. Your captain will steer you towards the best place to spot the local whales, tell you about each animal you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. In the summer, Steingrímsfjörður Bay is the home of several species of whales, the most common one being the humpback whale. This particular species is a favourite among many whale watchers as the humpback is considered to be the most playful, curious and friendly of all whales. Humpbacks are not the only species in the waters; you can also expect to see minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. On rare occasions, orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, sperm whales, and even blue whales have been spotted. Nature is unpredictable, so every tour is a new adventure; you never know what you are going to see. You might see the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising, feeding or just basking in the sun near the surface. Several species of nesting birds can be found in Steingrímsfjörður bay and so you should keep an eye out for the bright beaks of puffins and arctic terns. The area is also well known for large and tasty mussels, so if you're hungry when you reach the shore, this is a great opportunity to taste some. Don’t miss your chance to see the magnificent wildlife in Iceland’s Westfjords. Book now to secure your spot on this excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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The Bird Cliffs of Latrabjarg | Westfjords Hiking Tour

Secure your place on this fantastic hiking tour discovering Iceland's many beautiful seabirds at the dramatic cliffs of Látrabjarg in the Westfjords. Walking right up to the edge of these towering nesting grounds, expert local guides will be sure to make this tour amidst the pristine Icelandic nature is an unforgettable adventure.  Látrabjarg is one of the most beautiful natural sites of Iceland. Not only is it the largest seabird colony in the whole of the Northern Atlantic, but it also marks the western-most point of Europe. This is, truly, "Land's End" (at least continentally speaking). The landscape surrounding Látrabjarg is easy to enjoy; lush green meadows, dark red cliff faces and the roaring blue waves of the oceans.  The cliff faces act as the nesting grounds for millions of seabirds, with such species as puffins, razorbills, fulmars and guillemots all calling the rocky crevasses home. The seabirds can be seen by walking close up to the cliff edge—there, you will gain a fantastic view as these winged creatures soar and swoop their way across the panorama. For these reasons and more, Látrabjarg is widely considered to be the best place on earth for photographing puffins, especially considering how close guests can actually get to the birds. One of the major reasons as to why this is possible lies in the fact that puffins haven't been hunted at Látrabjarg for decades, meaning the birds are far more friendly towards humans. The bird season is from late-April to late-July. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in the world to photograph puffins because of how close you can get to them on the cliff. This is rare compared to other puffin sites since it hasn't been hunted here for decades. As a result, the puffin has become extraordinary human-friendly. Here, the local guide will be taking you on a mesmerising hiking trail.  The tour starts by bus from Westfjords Adventures office in Patreksfjörður, which is then followed by a 90-minute drive to Bjargtangar, a lighthouse marking the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. Here, you will spend 5—6 hours exploring and birdwatching at the Látrabjarg cliffs, covering a total distance of 14 km. On the way back to Patreksfjörður, you will also make a stop at the Heritage Museum in Hnjótur to learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating region. So don't delay! Hurry now and you too can experience the many joys of hiking and birdwatching at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Westfjords 2 Day Summer Break | With Flights from Reykjavik

Take two days of your holiday in Iceland to explore the mountains, coasts, wildlife and waterfalls of the Westfjords. If you're staying in Reykjavík but want the chance to visit this remote and spectacular region, this adventure is your ideal choice.  Your journey begins at Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you'll catch your flight to Bíldudalur, a settlement of the Westfjords. Your guides will meet you here, you will board a modified Super Jeep, and the tour will officially begin. On day one, you will first head to the incredible Látrabjarg bird-watching cliff. Nowhere in the world can you see puffins as easily as here; they nest in the millions, and have very little fear of people. They, however, are just one of a dozen species that reside here throughout summer, and avid wildlife lovers will be in awe of the numbers. Following that, you will visit a seal colony, but the waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with life, supporting high populations of marine mammals. Finally, you will head to the beautiful beach of Rauðasandur, one of the few beaches in the country with shimmering golden sands, rather than volcanic black. Day two will take you to the fjord of Arnarfjörður, a stunning place of diverse landscapes. You will then head to what is arguably the country’s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandi, a whispering giant that leaves no visitor untouched by its beauty. At the end of the day, you will take a flight back to Reykjavík City. Both flights are included in the price of the tour, along with dinner, accommodation and breakfast. Immerse yourself in Iceland in summer during two adventure-packed days in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
2days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Westfjords Cycling Tour | Raudasandur Beach

Visit the golden sands of Rauðasandur on this fantastic biking tour of the Westfjords. If you’re staying in West Iceland and are looking to keep active on your holiday while witnessing spectacular coastlines and mountainscapes, this is the adventure for you.  Your tour begins as you meet up with your local guide in the town of Patreksfjörður within the fjord of the same name. Once you have been briefed about the route and provided with your bike and helmet, you’ll begin by cycling past natural vistas that are teeming with birdlife and towards the shipwreck Garðar.  After learning of the stranded steel boat’s unfortunate history, get ready for a workout as you cycle uphill and over the mountain Skersfjall. This route is moderately challenging in all the right ways, and once you reach the top, you’ll be facing both sharp curves and a spectacular view.  You will descend the mountain on the other side, finding yourself situated directly at the long stretch of golden sand that characterises the famous Rauðasandur beach. While a lot of Iceland’s shores are black due to the island’s volcanic nature, this special coast gets its velvet colours from pulverised scallop shells.  The scenery is breathtaking, where the blue of the Atlantic Ocean contrasts sharply with the black surrounding cliffs and fair-coloured sand. The steep sea cliff that connects to the beach is none other than Látrabjarg, the westernmost tip of Iceland and the largest bird cliff in Europe. Between April and September, this stunning precipice is teeming with migrating puffins.  Enjoy the views and drinks at the local Café, before either cycling back or, if you’ve had enough exercise for one day, catch a ride back to town with the car, with plenty of time to visit the town’s geothermal swimming pool to end your day perfectly.  Don’t miss out on this scenic cycling tour in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Biking in the Westfjords | Tour from Isafjordur

Set off on a cycling adventure around the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. This tour should not be missed by those who are passionate about nature and like to keep active on their travels. Your excursion begins when you meet your guides, who have your bikes, at the location on your voucher. They’ll provide you with helmets, talk to you briefly about the route and surrounding area, then lead you off on your adventure. The region of the Westfjords is, to many, Iceland’s most beautiful. The mountains are flat-topped and vast, with countless waterfalls leaking from their steep slopes. Parts of it are verdant and forested, with wildflowers bursting from the earth, while others are as craggy and dramatic, as much of the rest of Iceland. Of course, the highlights of the Westfjords are in their name; the fjords themselves. Incredible seascapes can be found in every nook of this region, with glistening bays surrounded by stunning peaks. These waters are often teeming with bountiful wildlife, and thus this is the best place in the country to whale-watch from shore. The journey you will take will reveal to you manmade constructions such as the avalanche barriers that protect Ísafjörður from potential disasters, and natural features such as the Buná river and waterfall. You will ascend a steep slope for the best possible view the area has to offer before you cruise back to the town. Of course, throughout the tour, you will have plenty of opportunities to stop to take photographs. The pace will be decided by the fitness level of your group, but a reasonable level of fitness is required to partake as some sections of the route can be rather challenging. Get to know Ísafjörður and the Westfjords, with this exciting bike tour through pristine fjordscapes. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Dynjandi Waterfall & Westfjords Shore Excursion from Isafjordur Port

Join this tour and experience one of the most remarkable wonders of Iceland’s Westfjords; the massive and majestic Dynjandi waterfall. This is the perfect expedition for those travelling by cruise to the town of Ísafjörður who would like to see Dynjandi waterfall without the hassle of renting a car and driving the mountainous passage there yourself. Your expert local guide will pick you up directly from your cruise ship at the Ísafjörður cruise ship port. From Ísafjörður, you will travel into the heart of the wild and wonderful Westfjords, a region famous for its deep and dramatic fjords and astonishing landscapes. Watch from your comfortable tour bus as you pass through stunning scenery to reach the destination of this tour; Dynjandi waterfall, the largest of its kind in the Westfjords. Dynjandi falls from the great height of 100-metres in a trapezoidal fashion which has lead to people likening it to a bridal gown. The name ‘Dynjandi’ means thundering, and when you stand at the base of the falls, you can understand why as the noise generated by the cascade fills the whole valley. If you should choose, it’s possible to hike to the top of Dynjandi. The waterfall is made up of seven distinct waterfalls that fall over seven tiers, and each one has its unique charm and views out into the surrounding fjords with naturally the best views being from the summit. Before heading back to the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, your group will make a stop at the settlement of Hrafnseyri. This tiny township has a café and traditional turf houses to admire while you enjoy some refreshments in front of epic coastal views. You will then be driven back to Ísafjörður and back to your cruise ship. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your cruise landing in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.3
3 reviews

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Westfjords Kayaking Day Tour | Two Fjord Adventure

Explore two incredible fjords of the Westfjords with a kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This trip is perfect for those who want to see the marvellous nature of this untouched region in a unique and adventurous way. You will begin your day by meeting your guide and group at Mávagarður C, a grey garage building with our logo on it. Once you are gathered and geared up, you’ll take a forty minute drive to the fjord of Seyðisfjörður, where your kayak awaits. You’ll be given a few minutes to get acquainted with this new way of travelling, before setting out behind your guide. The region you will be travelling is called Snæfjallaströnd, which is renowned for the birdlife in its cliffs and the curious seals in its waters. With the snow-capped hills and a view of a distant glacier, you’ll truly feel like you are on the cusp of the Arctic. You will follow Seyðisfjörður along a headland called Folafótur; once you reach its tip, you will pull up on its sandy shore for a little break. There are many unusual coastal formations along this stretch, formed by erosion, and abandoned farmhouses, that you can admire while you have some lunch you brought with you. Once you are satisfied and ready to set off, you’ll travel down your second fjord, Hestfjörður. You have a great chance of seeing more seals, and a decent chance of seeing white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, or even a less common species like belugas and orcas. Finally, you will reach your disembarking point, by the main road at the bottom of the fjord, where your transfer will be waiting to take you back to Ísafjörður. Explore two incredible bays in the Westfjords by kayak, and expose yourself to great wildlife and arctic vistas. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
10hours
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May. - Sep.
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Wildlife of Vigur Island | Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the wildlife of Vigur Island on this kayaking tour through the Westfjords. If you want to see seals, puffins, other seabirds and perhaps even a whale or dolphin while exposing yourself to stunning nature, this is the tour for you. The excursion begins when you meet your guides and group at a cafe in Ísafjörður. Once you are all gathered, you’ll be driven forty minutes through beautiful nature to where your kayaks are waiting, at Eyri in Seyðisfjörður fjord. After getting comfortable, your guide will lead you out into the water. You will first paddle out to the headland Folafótur. En route, you’ll keep a keen eye out for seals; the Westfjords have a high population of these adorable animals, and they are often as curious about you as you are of them. If you are lucky, you might even see a whale or dolphin; humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even blue whales and orcas are all occasional visitors here. At Folafótur, you will disembark, and have a pre-prepared picnic on the beach, to recharge and appreciate the nature. Once you’re ready, you’ll set out into the waters once again, this time to head to Vigur Island. This is the second biggest island in Ísafjarðardjúp, the bay outside Ísafjörður, and home to a wealth of seabirds throughout summer. These include eider ducks, guillemots, razorbills and, of course, puffins. You will stop on the island to surround yourself with them, perfect for a photo opportunity, especially considering the lack of fear puffins have around people. This lack of fear is especially the case on Vigur, as for generations, the farmers here have collected down from the puffins' nests in exchange for protecting them against predators. After enjoying your time here, you’ll return to your kayaks. En route back to Ísafjörður, you’ll hug the coastline where many seals will be hauling out in a colony. Paddle through incredible nature to see a wealth of wildlife in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Valley to Valley | Hike Through the Westfjords

Explore the mountains, valleys and ocean views of the Westfjords with this hike from Ísafjörður. This tour should not be missed by those who want to see untouched nature and awe-inspiring landscapes. The tour begins in Ísafjörður, where you will meet your guide and group before taking a short bus ride to the Seljalandsdalur ski area. From here, you will embark on your hike and set off past pristine lakes, trickling streams, luminous moss and towering mountains.  This is an ancient landscape, being the first part of Iceland that rose from the ocean 16 million years ago. As such, the nature is quite different to the rest of the country, with fewer geothermal areas and lava fields, but it is no less spectacular. After an hour of trekking, you will reach the Þjófatindur Peaks, a beautiful mountain with two distinct summits. You’ll take a route that zig-zags to a path between them, where you will stop for a lunch you brought with you. With views over the fjords and untouched landscapes, there is no better place for a picnic. Following your refreshing break, you’ll descend into the beautiful valley on the other side of the pass. After trekking through more fields of wildflowers, in the shadow of beautiful mountains, you will reach the village of Hnífsdalur. Here, a minibus will be waiting to whisk you back to Ísafjörður. This is a moderately difficult hike, which involves uphill ascents, but only lasts four hours. It is therefore manageable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness who is comfortable on their feet and is over the age of twelve. The Westfjords is a spectacular region that all who have the time should visit in the summer. Do not let this immersive hike through its untouched landscapes pass you by. Check availability choosing a date. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Hornstrandir Nature Reserve | Day Tour in the Westfjords

Visit the most remote, untouched part of Iceland with this day tour to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. This excursion should not be missed by travellers to the Westfjords eager to seek beautiful landscapes and a wealth of flora and fauna. The tour begins in the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, where you will meet your guides and group. Once you have all made your introductions, you’ll walk down to the harbour where a speedboat is waiting for you. You’ll board, then set off through the spectacular fjords of this region, across stunning seas in the shadow of ancient mountains. On this journey, you may start seeing some of the bountiful wildlife that defines this area. Seals live all throughout the Westfjords, there are many species of bird, and you might even spot a whale or dolphin. You’ll disembark once you reach one of the fjords of Hornstrandir. This Nature Reserve was all but abandoned in the last century, and now nature has almost entirely taken over. The region is defined by its arctic flora, is dramatic sea-cliffs and its Arctic Foxes. They are protected here, and have very little fear of people, making it an absolute dream destination for wildlife photographers. You will walk along old trails, over rolling hills and through verdant nature, as you explore the reserve. You will stop somewhere along the way for lunch, which you will bring with you. While conditions will dictate as to where you have this, the intention is to do so at a vantage point over the spectacular oceans. After an afternoon of more exploring, you’ll reach an old farmhouse, where a delicious Icelandic dinner will be prepared for you. Once you are satisfied with both your meal and your incredible day, you’ll return to the speedboat for the journey back to Ísafjörður. Visit Iceland’s most remote region. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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Duration:
11hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the spectacular Westfjords from the sea, with this kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This excursion should not be missed by travellers to this remote region who want to combine incredible nature with thrilling adventure. This tour begins in the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, by the Maritime Museum. Here, you will meet your guides, who will introduce your group to your kayaks and equipment. You will get a practice paddle just off the shore until you are comfortable, before setting out into the incredible fjord. The Westfjords boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes of Iceland. The giant mountains here are the oldest in the county, dating back sixteen million years, and home hundreds of trickling waterfalls. The seascapes, meanwhile, are glorious; unless the conditions are particularly adverse, the surface of the ocean should be flat, gleaming and a pleasure to kayak across. The wildlife of this region is also amongst the best in the country. You are likely to see many seabirds as your travel and have a great chance of seeing seals.  If you are particularly lucky, you might even spot a whale or dolphin, with the most common species being humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoise. There are over twenty species that occasionally visit the fjord, however, including blue whales and orcas. You will spend approximately two hours on the water, going at a pace that matches your group. Everyone who is comfortable with a paddle and doesn’t mind getting a bit damp is welcome to join the tour so long as they are twelve years old or older. Finally, you will return to Ísafjörður, and have the rest of the day to explore this cultural centre, or else head out further into the Westfjords. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in this stunning region by kayak. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
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Apr. - Oct.
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Westfjords Tours

Explore a region steeped in history and legend, world-renowned for towering mountains and labyrinthine fjords. Visit Dynjandi waterfall and Hornstrandir nature reserve or partake in a wealth of activities that are tailored to the adventurous.

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Westfjords Tours

Explore a region steeped in history and legend, world-renowned for towering mountains and labyrinthine fjords. Visit Dynjandi waterfall and Hornstrandir nature reserve or partake in a wealth of activities that are tailored to the adventurous.
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8 Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring some of the country’s lesser-known regions, including the majestic Westfjords and the stunning Central Highlands. This package is particularly suited towards returning visitors to Iceland, hence the focus on Iceland’s wild and isolated areas. However, it is infused with adventure as you'll get to participate in both a glacier hike and a super jeep tour. Those routinely awe-inspired by nature will also find this package more than satisfying, as will amateur and professional photographers alike. By opting for a multi-day tour package such as this, you open up a realm of benefits otherwise unavailable to your average traveller in Iceland. For one thing, over your eight days, you will have the opportunity to either follow the default schedule or purchase added activities, like horse riding, and an excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a helicopter ride or a visit inside a volcano, to truly cement your holiday here in memory.  Another benefit is that packages do away with the stress associated with holiday planning, as the organisation is left to qualified travel professionals. Before arriving, you will be sent an itinerary based on your own preferences with accommodation, tour activities and transfers already prearranged. Furthermore, if you wish to change the itinerary or add tours, you will have a 24/7 contact with an agent who will help you create your perfect holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the delights of Iceland’s most beautiful natural regions, not only revisiting some of the most classic attractions but discovering entirely new realms. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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13 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road with Snaefellsnes & Westfjords

Jump behind the wheel for this 13-day, self-drive tour around Iceland! You will get to see everything, from the most popular destinations to the country's most remote reaches. Best of all, there are no worries about bus schedules or departure times on this tour. You get to decide where you go, when you leave, and how long you spend at each location. To make your journey even smoother, accommodation will be in full comfort, with ensuite bathrooms and continental breakfast included, to keep you comfortable between days of adventure. This tour will take you to all parts of the country, including the remote Westfjords. You'll get to see all the places that you've heard so much about, such as the Golden Circle, the glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Not only this, however, but you will receive a custom itinerary, shaped by local experts, that will ensure you don't miss some spectacular sights that few have even heard about. These places, far from the crowds,  are where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature. No part of the island will be unknown to you after this complete tour, and you will return feeling completely refreshed and recharged. On top of this, there are a variety of activities you can add to the trip. You can visit the Blue Lagoon, snorkel in Silfra gorge; snowmobile across Langjökull glacier; whale watch in the whale watching capital of Europe; cave inside Viðgelmir lava tube and an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull; glacier hike on Sólheimajökull; horse-ride in the North; and much more, all at discounted prices if you book today! You'll have plenty of time on this trip to see and do all you have dreamt of; its ample length means that it is possible for you to build the holiday of your dreams. Don't miss this amazing 13-day tour of Iceland! Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
13days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Isafjordur Mountain View

Explore the spectacular mountains of the Westfjords on this scenic Super Jeep tour. See the gorgeous landscapes near the town of Ísafjörður and take in the beauty of Drangajökull glacier. This tour will take you along the high and narrow roads of the Westfjords to some of the country’s most beautiful locations, perfect for those travelling to the Westfjords who want to discover some of the areas hidden gems. The Westfjords are one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and least-visited places in Iceland. Dramatic fjords cut deep into this corner of the country, and the landscape is dominated by steep mountains and hills. Jagged inlets sport their own jagged inlets in this rugged area where ferocious storms have gnawed the coastline into its rough form.  Departing from the town of Ísafjörður, you will be driven along the scenic Skutulsfjörður inlet, through both valleys and mountains. Your destination is the inlet’s outermost point; Arnarnes cape. Your local guide and driver will take you along the rocky coast of this fjord, just 55 km from the Arctic Circle.  The cape is a photographer’s heaven. There you can capture amazing photos of dramatic mountains rising from the tranquil coast. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see most of Ísafjarðardjúp fjord and all the way to Drangajökull glacier, the northernmost glacier in Iceland.  You will then be taken through the old country road of Breiðadalsheiði, a tough and treacherous road for smaller cars, but an easy journey for you, for you will be travelling in a Super Jeep; a large 4x4 SUV that can get through most obstacles without any trouble. There you will get a spectacular view of the breathtaking beauty of the remote Westfjords.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover the Westfjords better. Make a trip to this unique and beautiful place and get the best view of Ísafjörður and surroundings on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Oct. - May.
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Westfjords Bird Watching | Puffins and More

Get up close and personal with the North Atlantic Puffin on this bird watching tour of the Westfjords. This adventure is a must for anyone travelling through this desolate part of Iceland and should not be missed by any lovers of wildlife or nature.  The tour departs from the charming town of Patreksfjörður, where you will meet your friendly local guide who will take you to the best spots to feast your eyes and point your camera. You will travel in a large jeep that is well suited to the gravel and dirt roads of the Westfjords.  In the Westfjords of Iceland, the bird watching season begins in April. There is nothing like exploring these beautiful fjords in the summer when the area comes to life with lush green landscapes, and fair-feathered visitors come to nest, breed and play.  During the height of the Icelandic summer, the phenomenon that is the midnight sun guarantees near unlimited daylight hours, when the sun doesn’t set and the nights are coloured with red and gold. This means, that within different stages of the season, there is always plenty of time to enjoy the sceneries at hand and take wonderful photos that will last you a lifetime.  On your excursion, you will be visiting the bird cliff Látrabjarg, the largest seabird colony in the whole of the North Atlantic Ocean. What’s more, puffins haven’t been hunted at this location for decades, which results in the little fellows being especially relaxed towards human visitors.  Besides from puffins, the species of bird to be found at Látrabjarg include razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags, cormorants and guillemots, just to name a few. Sometimes you can even spot Great Northern Divers or the White Tailed Eagle. Rest assured that any avid bird watchers out there will cross off more than a few new sightings in their books.  Don’t hesitate any longer in booking your Westfjords bird watching adventure now. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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Duration:
7hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Baldur Ferry from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula to the Westfjords | Via Flatey Island

Explore the magnificent Westfjords with ease by booking this ferry service from the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Those who want to witness the beauty of Iceland in a unique way should not miss out on this opportunity. The ferry Baldur runs throughout the year, taking guests from the town of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to Brjánslækur in the Westfjords via the island of Flatey. Stykkishólmur is just under two and a half hours’ drive from Reykjavík and the largest town in the area. Of course, you can bring your car onto the ferry in preparation for your trip. While you can drive from Stykkishólmur to the Westfjords, this journey is quicker and allows you to take a break from wheel to witness the incredible nature of Breiðafjörður Bay. Northwards, creeping ever closer as you travel, you will be able to see the spectacular tabletop mountains and deep, magnificent fjords that define your destination. Southwards, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will unfold, revealing countless volcanic peaks and providing you with an unmatched view of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. You'll stop at the island of Flatey, once an epicentre of religion, culture and the arts. This hidden gem has a fascinating history but is visited by very few guests. In the summertime, if you take the earlier ferry, you have the option of disembarking and spending a couple of hours exploring the quaint island community before catching the next boat to continue your journey to the Westfjords. Cars are not allowed on Flatey so if you choose to make a stop, you will have to give a member of staff the keys to your car and they will park it on the other side for you to collect upon arrival. You will have a chance to look out for some of Iceland’s wildlife. The islands of the bay are renowned for their seabirds, being a particular favourite nesting ground for white-tailed eagles. The waters of Breiðafjörður are also home to many seals. The Baldur ferry is very spacious, with comfortable seating indoors and plenty of space to marvel over the views on deck. There is also a restaurant with an extensive menu and a Children’s Corner where the young ones can watch television and play. Pets are permitted in certain areas on board, and there is free wifi throughout. Your destination, Brjánslækur, is a gateway to the Westfjords. It provides an excellent point from which to explore this remote and beautiful region, with its accessibility to sites such as the unbelievable Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and magnificent waterfall of Dynjandi. Hop on board the Baldur ferry for a wonderful trip to one of Iceland’s most spectacular regions. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.0
3 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Baldur Ferry from the Westfjords to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula | Via Flatey Island

Reach the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the Westfjords by ferry with this direct, convenient, affordable boat tour. This trip should not be missed by those eager to visit as many sites in Iceland as possible in a unique and stress-free way. This ferry service begins in the port of Brjánslækur in the Westfjords, which serves as somewhat of a gateway to this remote and beautiful region. The Westfjords is the oldest and one of the remotest parts of the country, with unbelievable nature that all guests with enough time should try to visit. The ferry, called Baldur, has space for guests to park their cars and a wealth of services for their enjoyment. Free wifi is available throughout the vessel, there is a restaurant called Bára that offers hot and cold food and drinks, and the Children’s Corner will keep the young ones entertained while the adults enjoy a beverage or the views out on deck. There are even designated areas where you can bring your pets. The ferry Baldur takes approximately two and a half hours to cross Breiðafjörður bay. This shaves an hour off of the car journey and enables you to focus on the wonderful surrounding nature, not just the road ahead. The panoramas here are beautiful, revealing incredible fjords to the north and the spectacular volcanoes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the south. The bay is also littered with many islands, one of which is Flatey; a small, largely flat island with a history dating back almost a millennium. Once a cultural epicentre, it now just has five year-round residents, making it a true hidden gem of Iceland. If you are taking the earlier boat in the summertime, you could opt to spend a few hours on the island to stretch your legs, enjoy the cafe or have a picnic in the fresh sea air before heading on to Stykkishólmur. Be sure to let a member of staff know of these plans as you board the boat. As you sail across the bay, you can keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Though whales and dolphins are rarely found in these waters, you may spot seals and a wealth of seabirds, including white-tailed eagles. Once your ferry arrives in Stykkishólmur, you can drive off and begin to explore another of Iceland’s beautiful regions, Snæfellsnes. Be sure, however, to have a little look around the peninsula’s largest town first, to take in its folklore, history and culture. Make your journey travelling around Iceland a little more unique and exciting, and give yourself a few hours away from the wheel, by booking this ferry transfer now. Check availability by choosing a date
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Nov. - Sep.
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Rauðasandur Beach | Walking Tour in the Westfjords

Discover one of Iceland’s most unique and beautiful beaches, Rauðasandur on this exciting and informative walking tour. This excursion is perfect for those who are visiting Iceland’s majestic Westfjords and want to explore one of its hidden gems. Most of Iceland’s beaches are black due to volcanic basalt rock, however, Rauðasandur is unique in that it is made up of vast golden sands set among black cliffs and blue ocean. The sandy beach takes its colours from pulverized scallop shells that have accumulated over the centuries. On sunny days the glittering sands seem to stretch for miles and it’s possible to make out Snæfellsnes peninsula across Breiðarfjörður bay. Seals are often seen on the beach, in late June, July and August, with their offspring providing the chance to get closer to Iceland’s wildlife. Your expert local guide will pick you up in the town of Patreksfjörður and drive you down the mountainous route to begin your tour of the beach. You will be guided across Rauðasandur’s breathtaking landscapes all the while being told local stories and legends that are said to have happened on the sands. One such tale is that of a forbidden romance between an adulterous couple at Sjöundaá farm which has been retold many times in literature and theatre. As well as personalised informed guidance, you can expect multiple stops for photo opportunities and plenty of time to enjoy the tranquil Rauðasandur. Your walking tour will end at the French Café where they offer soup or coffee, hot cocoa, waffles with cream and delicious homemade French chocolate cake. There you can sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view of Rauðasandur before being driven back to Patreksfjörður. Get to know one of Iceland’s most unique beaches and look forward to the unforgettable memory of this incredible landscape and unbeaten nature. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Pearls of the Westfjords | Latrabjarg Cliffs & Raudasandur Beach

Explore the beautiful nature of the Westfjords on this immersive day tour where you’ll see the abundant wildlife at Látrabjarg cliffs and Rauðasandur beach, and get a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Those travelling to this remote region and want to discover areas of hidden gems should not miss this tour. You’ll meet your guides in Patreksfjörður, a charming fishing village close to many of the Westfjords' most popular attractions. There, you’ll board a large jeep and take a quick tour of the town before making your way to Látrabjarg cliff. Látrabjarg is Europe’s largest bird cliff with a length of 14 kilometres and a height of 441 metres. A variety of birds make Látrabjarg their home in the summer, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, and northern gannets.  You’ll get a spectacular view over Rauðasandur beach and the surrounding inlets and fjords as you drive towards the deserted Keflavík beach. Your expert driver will manoeuvre the car up steep hills and rough, high altitude roads as you travel between destinations. You’ll make a stop at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur where a large US Navy plane sits in the front yard. There, you’ll see a unique display of old items showcasing the history of fishing, farming and everyday life in the area. At the museum, you will also learn about the rescue of a British trawler that stranded at Látrabjarg in 1947. You’ll then visit the red sand beach of Rauðasandur. The colour of the beach changes depending on weather conditions. In the summer’s sun, the sand is dazzling red, getting its colour from crushed scallop shells. Keep an eye out for the area’s plentiful wildlife; you might spot a seal or two. After a memorable day, you’ll return to Patreksfjörður village in time for dinner.  Get to know the magical Westfjords with this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Dynjandi Waterfall & Westfjords Villages

Discover the diverse landscapes, magnificent mountains and beautiful waterfalls of Arnarfjörður fjord in the Westfjords. Visit charming villages, see the spectacular Dynjandi waterfall, and take a dip in a natural hot spring on this fun-filled day tour. Those wanting an in-depth introduction to the Westfjords should not let this opportunity pass them by.  The Westfjords of Iceland is one of the most beautiful but least visited places in the country. Those making their way up there are rewarded with breathtaking scenery devoid of all crowds. On this tour, you’ll be picked up from a selected pickup location in the Westfjords by a local guide who will show you both the famous attractions as well as the hidden gems of this remote area. You’ll travel the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll get to admire Kaldbakur, a tall and pointy mountain range towering over the road. This is the Westfjord region’s highest mountain at 998 metres tall. At the bottom of Arnarfjörður, you’ll find the impressive Dynjandi waterfall, one of the country’s most photogenic falls. This 100-metre high waterfall is narrower at the top than at the bottom, resulting in a unique pyramid-shape. A hiking path will lead you up the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing you to touch the water as it tumbles down the cliffs. You’ll also get to visit the area's charming villages. Bíldudalur is a vibrant town despite its remote locations. You’ll travel through the town and visit its Sea Monster Museum, where you learn about Icelandic folklore and mysteries. You’ll also visit Tálknafjörður, an idyllic fishing village known for its natural hot pots, swimming pool and rich birdlife. You’ll make a few other stops along the way, seeing spectacular nature and learn about Iceland’s history. Of course, no tour in Iceland is complete without a visit to a natural hot spring, so make sure to bring a swimsuit and a towel.  Don’t wait! Book now and discover the world of wonders in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Whale Watching at Holmavik, Westfjords

Come aboard on a whale watching tour and see the wealth of marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic circle. This tour is perfect for anybody travelling the Westfjords and wants to see Iceland’s largest residents. The tour departs from the small and remote town of Hólmavík, located in the Westfjords of Iceland. The Westfjords are one of the most stunning but least visited places in the country and so you’ll get to see the whales in their natural, unspoilt, habitat. You will spend about two hours on the water, among the wildlife and beautiful landscape. Your captain will steer you towards the best place to spot the local whales, tell you about each animal you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. In the summer, Steingrímsfjörður Bay is the home of several species of whales, the most common one being the humpback whale. This particular species is a favourite among many whale watchers as the humpback is considered to be the most playful, curious and friendly of all whales. Humpbacks are not the only species in the waters; you can also expect to see minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. On rare occasions, orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, sperm whales, and even blue whales have been spotted. Nature is unpredictable, so every tour is a new adventure; you never know what you are going to see. You might see the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising, feeding or just basking in the sun near the surface. Several species of nesting birds can be found in Steingrímsfjörður bay and so you should keep an eye out for the bright beaks of puffins and arctic terns. The area is also well known for large and tasty mussels, so if you're hungry when you reach the shore, this is a great opportunity to taste some. Don’t miss your chance to see the magnificent wildlife in Iceland’s Westfjords. Book now to secure your spot on this excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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The Bird Cliffs of Latrabjarg | Westfjords Hiking Tour

Secure your place on this fantastic hiking tour discovering Iceland's many beautiful seabirds at the dramatic cliffs of Látrabjarg in the Westfjords. Walking right up to the edge of these towering nesting grounds, expert local guides will be sure to make this tour amidst the pristine Icelandic nature is an unforgettable adventure.  Látrabjarg is one of the most beautiful natural sites of Iceland. Not only is it the largest seabird colony in the whole of the Northern Atlantic, but it also marks the western-most point of Europe. This is, truly, "Land's End" (at least continentally speaking). The landscape surrounding Látrabjarg is easy to enjoy; lush green meadows, dark red cliff faces and the roaring blue waves of the oceans.  The cliff faces act as the nesting grounds for millions of seabirds, with such species as puffins, razorbills, fulmars and guillemots all calling the rocky crevasses home. The seabirds can be seen by walking close up to the cliff edge—there, you will gain a fantastic view as these winged creatures soar and swoop their way across the panorama. For these reasons and more, Látrabjarg is widely considered to be the best place on earth for photographing puffins, especially considering how close guests can actually get to the birds. One of the major reasons as to why this is possible lies in the fact that puffins haven't been hunted at Látrabjarg for decades, meaning the birds are far more friendly towards humans. The bird season is from late-April to late-July. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in the world to photograph puffins because of how close you can get to them on the cliff. This is rare compared to other puffin sites since it hasn't been hunted here for decades. As a result, the puffin has become extraordinary human-friendly. Here, the local guide will be taking you on a mesmerising hiking trail.  The tour starts by bus from Westfjords Adventures office in Patreksfjörður, which is then followed by a 90-minute drive to Bjargtangar, a lighthouse marking the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. Here, you will spend 5—6 hours exploring and birdwatching at the Látrabjarg cliffs, covering a total distance of 14 km. On the way back to Patreksfjörður, you will also make a stop at the Heritage Museum in Hnjótur to learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating region. So don't delay! Hurry now and you too can experience the many joys of hiking and birdwatching at the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.