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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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
4 reviews
Duration:
13 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall & The Westfjords

Join a unique tour of the Westfjords that takes you to some of the country's most iconic natural wonders, including Dynjandi, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. The scenic drive takes you from Ísafjörður to the picturesque fjord trio of Önundarfjörður, Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður.Dynjandi falls bears its name with pride. The name means 'The One who Thunders' in Icelandic, and you will understand why when you stand by this giant and hear the deafening roar of the water falling from the high Dynjandisheiði mountain. The voice of this waterfall can be heard throughout the fjord and up into the mountains.You will stop for approximately one-hour by Dynjandi and enjoy its beauty and the peace of the surroundings. You can take a short walk and read about the farm that once stood there, or visit each of the smaller waterfalls that together form the waterfall Dynjandi. There will be plenty of time for an easy hike to the symmetric top tier of the waterfall.The three fjords you will visit are some of the most impressive fjords in Iceland, with their steep mountains and near to no lowland. They are filled with history and Sagas from the legend of Gísli Súrsson, who fought his enemies here and became known as one of Iceland's toughest fighters. Visible from the fall is Hrafnseyri farm and church, where Jón Sigurðsson, the leader of Iceland's fight for independence was born.Children are offered special rates, so this is a perfect family tour in which you will have plenty of opportunities to create wonderful memories in this unique landscape—and of course, you will have plenty of time to take some amazing photographs to immortalise your visit.Don't miss out on this chance of seeing one of Iceland's most incredible waterfalls. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
4 reviews
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Summer 8 Day Self Drive Tour | Westfjords & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Drive Iceland's most remote and rural areas on this incredible eight-day tour. You'll see a wealth of the country, gain a true insight into its culture, and have the opportunity to see less explored regions such as the Westfjords and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. As a self-drive tour, you can choose which attractions you would like to see and how much time you want to spend at each one. There are no tour guides, departure times or other group members to worry about; the freedom is all yours.To help you enjoy both the most famous places you've heard about and the lesser known sights where you can avoid the crowds, Guide to Iceland has created a unique itinerary with suggestions on and off the beaten path, chosen by local experts. You won't miss any famous spots, such as Kirkjufell mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, but you will also be able to immerse yourself, totally alone, in the untouched nature; it's a perfect balance.This tour, therefore, is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. There are an almost never-ending array of natural wonders en route, and the wealth of birdlife at many of the locations is incredible. To top it off, the tour is also perfect for those wanting to see the wilder part if Iceland. You can, during the booking process, add adventure activities to your holiday, which come at a special discounted rate for those attending this nature-oriented self-drive.To have the holiday you've always dreamt of, you can pick extra activities to partake in while you book. There is time to fit these in without missing out on any of the sightseeing you want to do. This allows you to build the holiday you have always dreamt of, and experience all of the excitement that Iceland has to offer. Don't miss on this incredible adventure. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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1 review
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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The Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi | Day Tour departing from Isafjordur

Discover hidden gems with the help of a local on this fantastic day tour to Dynjandi waterfall. Those travelling to the beautiful Westfjords should not pass on this opportunity to get a first-hand introduction to the stunning area. The Westfjords are one of the most impressive but least-visited places in Iceland. This remote area is packed with incredible sights such as breathtaking mountain ranges, verdant valleys and spectacular waterfalls such as Dynjandi falls which you will visit on this tour.You will meet your guide in the town of Ísafjörður, and board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. As the mountain roads of the Westfjords are often inaccessible for smaller cars during the wintertime, a super jeep is a must when traversing the area. Departing from Ísafjörður, the journey will take you through an underground tunnel to Önundafjörður fjord and to the beautiful little village of Þingeyri, which stands under the mountain Sandafell.From there you’ll make your way up the steep and narrow Hrafnseyrarheiði heath road to the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll find the thunderous waterfall Dynjandi. This trapezoidal shaped cascade is 30 metres wide at the top, 60 metres wide at the bottom and falls from a height of 100 metres. After taking in the glory of Dynjandi, you’ll get back to the super jeep where your local driver will take you on a long and winding road, where the stunning ocean view is on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other. If weather permits, you’ll travel along Kaldibakur mountain, the Westfjord’s highest peak, and go through the jagged Kvennaskarð mountain pass back to Ísafjörður town. If Kvennaskarð is blocked by snow, don’t worry, your local guide will know another way to get back to the town.Get to know the majestic Westfjords on this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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
1 review
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Kayak Adventure on Heinabergslon Glacier Lagoon

Experience the ultimate trip exploring Vatnajökull National Park with this thrilling tour. You'll go kayaking on one of Iceland’s tranquil lagoons, Heinabergslón, before embarking on an introductory glacier walk. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for repeat visitors to the national park, as well as all those looking to add elements of adventure and adrenaline to their holiday whilst on the South Coast.Sitting back in your own kayak, you will be privy to stunning panoramas of the Vatnajökull National Park, as well as see the Heinabergslón lagoon’s iconic ice sheets like never before. Kayaking makes for a far more peaceful method of discovering Iceland’s glaciers lagoons rather than, say, a speedy Zodiac boat tour, allowing you plenty of opportunities to chill as you take in the wondrous sights around you. This tour is particularly suited to newcomers to Kayaking, given the fact that you will be riding in a sit-on-top kayak. These kayaks are far wider, and thus, more stable than the average kayak, making them easy and fun to handle.Throughout your tour experience in Vatnajökull National Park, you will be led by experienced, friendly and qualified guides who will be eager to share with you their knowledge on the area’s culture, geology and history. Not only will you be kayaking on this adventure, you will also have the opportunity to partake in a little glacier hiking. Fear not if this is another new experience for you; your guide will be with you every step, providing all necessary equipment including helmets and crampons. Your guide will also teach you the fundamentals of ice-walking before taking to the glacier. So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience Heinabergslón glacial lagoon from your very own kayak, as well as try your hand at walking on the ice. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. 
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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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
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Rauðasandur Beach | Walking Tour in the Westfjords

Discover one of Iceland’s most unique and beautiful beaches, Rauðasanur 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:
6 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall and the Westfjords

Visit what many consider Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall on this trip custom made for those arriving to the Westfjords by cruise ship. This is the perfect way to regain your land-legs and fully immerse yourself into one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful regions.This tour begins when you are picked up from the harbour at Ísafjörður, the largest settlement of the Westfjords. From here, you will be guided in a minibus south, through this remote and spectacular region.The Westfjords are known for their towering, sheer, flat topped mountains, the hundreds of waterfalls that stream from their sides, and awe-inspiring ocean views. You will stop plenty of times en route to your main destination to photograph and marvel over the awe-inspiring land and seascapes.Keep your eyes out for nature as you travel and make stops, as the Westfjords has a wealth of birdlife, many seals living on its shores, and hundreds of whales in its fjords.The waterfall you are heading to is called Dynjandi, which means ‘Thunderous’; when you first look upon it, you will be left in no doubt as to why. At over 100 metres tall, this incredible feature tumbles down what appear to be a series of steep steps descending down a cliff face, casting off white spray. As it falls, the waterfall doubles in width, from 30 metres at the top to 60 at its base. Many say it looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel.You will have plenty of time to approach Dynjandi. To reach the closest viewing platform requires a short walk, but along the path are many other smaller waterfalls, each with their own beauty and charm.On your return journey, you will stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views as you did on your way, before being returned to your cruise ship.Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s greatest features, and the Westfjords one of its most beautiful regions, but due to their distance from Reykjavík, they are little visited. This is an opportunity those in the area should therefore not miss.Explore the remote Westfjords and witness a natural landmark you will never forget to make the most of your cruise’s stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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15 Day Summer Hot Spring Hunt Self Drive | Iceland in-Depth

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour. Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland. You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore.You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden.Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available, and if you add them on during the booking process, you will get them at a discounted price. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed!Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
15 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
9 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
6 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
2 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
4 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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:
2,5 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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 a café in the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. 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 a lunch your guide brought for 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.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Demanding
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Peaks of Thieves | Skiing Day Tour in the Westfjords

Join this brilliant day tour skiing and exploring the gorgeous mountain slopes of the Westfjords in Iceland. This is a great opportunity for experienced skiers looking to pack their trip to the Westfjords with adrenaline and discovery. Your adventure begins in the morning in the Westford's largest town, Ísafjörður. First things first, you'll meet your friendly and experienced guide for the day who will proceed to hand out all necessary equipment. You will also grab some lunch here, before jumping in the car and heading towards Bolungarvík. Before arriving, however, you will pay a visit to Syðridalur Valley. Here, if your guide decides that conditions are suitable, you will get kitted out and take to the slopes for the first time. Mount Heiðnafjall is just one of the many gorgeous peaks found in this area, making you quickly realise how rewarding it is to balance sightseeing with skiing. You will next head over to the mountain, Breiðafell, which was once a part of the Ísafjörður ski resort, now abandoned following an avalanche in April 1994. Exploring this area, you will see firsthand sweeping views of the surrounding area, Seljalandsdalur, as well as the remains of the resort's old ski-lifts. This is definitely a location where you'll want to keep your camera at the ready.How long you choose to spend in this beautiful area is entirely up to you, though it does depend on the amount of snow, conditions and interest of the group. Those who wish to ski for longer are invited to continue further down the valley, where they will be picked up and returned to Ísafjörður.So don't delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can reserve your place on this exciting day tour skiing in the beautiful Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Duration:
6 days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Demanding
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Duration:
6 days
Available:
Mar. - May.
Difficulty:
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Cross Country Skiing in the Westfjords

Get a taste of cross country skiing while in the Westfjords by booking this tour from Ísafjörður. This is the perfect excursion for both newb and the experienced skiers alike.This tour begins when you meet your guides at a cafe in the largest town in the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. You’ll discuss your experience levels and desires for the tour over coffee, before deciding a plan and setting out to the ski lodge at Seljalandsdalur.Once here, you’ll be provided with skis, poles, helmets and goggles. Your guide will show you how to use your skis, before leading you into the valley. Your route will depend on how comfortable you are, but usually, you will make your way to the top of the mountains of Sandfell and Miðfell if conditions allow.The views will no doubt be awe-inspiring. Endless plains of virgin snow will gleam around you, spectacular peaks will tower above, and when you summit them, you’ll be able to see across a beautiful fjord and the rooftops of Ísafjörður below.The Westfjords is one of the most remote and incredible regions of Iceland, and to be able to explore it in this unique way is a fantastic opportunity.After you have taken photographs and marvelled over the spectacular landscapes, you’ll descend the mountain. At this point, the journey not only becomes easier but even more fun, as you pick up speed and slalom on the slopes. Of course, if you are a bit nervous on your skis, you don’t need to go fast and will be well looked after.Once you get back to the ski lodge, you’ll return your equipment, and be driven back to the cafe, where you can warm up with some hot chocolate before continuing to enjoy the beautiful, remote Westfjords.Take to the slopes with this fantastic opportunity to try cross country skiing. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Visit Dynjandi waterfall and Hornstrandir nature reserve or partake in a wealth of activities that are tailored to the adventurous.

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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
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Duration:
13 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall & The Westfjords

Join a unique tour of the Westfjords that takes you to some of the country's most iconic natural wonders, including Dynjandi, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. The scenic drive takes you from Ísafjörður to the picturesque fjord trio of Önundarfjörður, Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður.Dynjandi falls bears its name with pride. The name means 'The One who Thunders' in Icelandic, and you will understand why when you stand by this giant and hear the deafening roar of the water falling from the high Dynjandisheiði mountain. The voice of this waterfall can be heard throughout the fjord and up into the mountains.You will stop for approximately one-hour by Dynjandi and enjoy its beauty and the peace of the surroundings. You can take a short walk and read about the farm that once stood there, or visit each of the smaller waterfalls that together form the waterfall Dynjandi. There will be plenty of time for an easy hike to the symmetric top tier of the waterfall.The three fjords you will visit are some of the most impressive fjords in Iceland, with their steep mountains and near to no lowland. They are filled with history and Sagas from the legend of Gísli Súrsson, who fought his enemies here and became known as one of Iceland's toughest fighters. Visible from the fall is Hrafnseyri farm and church, where Jón Sigurðsson, the leader of Iceland's fight for independence was born.Children are offered special rates, so this is a perfect family tour in which you will have plenty of opportunities to create wonderful memories in this unique landscape—and of course, you will have plenty of time to take some amazing photographs to immortalise your visit.Don't miss out on this chance of seeing one of Iceland's most incredible waterfalls. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Summer 8 Day Self Drive Tour | Westfjords & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Drive Iceland's most remote and rural areas on this incredible eight-day tour. You'll see a wealth of the country, gain a true insight into its culture, and have the opportunity to see less explored regions such as the Westfjords and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. As a self-drive tour, you can choose which attractions you would like to see and how much time you want to spend at each one. There are no tour guides, departure times or other group members to worry about; the freedom is all yours.To help you enjoy both the most famous places you've heard about and the lesser known sights where you can avoid the crowds, Guide to Iceland has created a unique itinerary with suggestions on and off the beaten path, chosen by local experts. You won't miss any famous spots, such as Kirkjufell mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, but you will also be able to immerse yourself, totally alone, in the untouched nature; it's a perfect balance.This tour, therefore, is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. There are an almost never-ending array of natural wonders en route, and the wealth of birdlife at many of the locations is incredible. To top it off, the tour is also perfect for those wanting to see the wilder part if Iceland. You can, during the booking process, add adventure activities to your holiday, which come at a special discounted rate for those attending this nature-oriented self-drive.To have the holiday you've always dreamt of, you can pick extra activities to partake in while you book. There is time to fit these in without missing out on any of the sightseeing you want to do. This allows you to build the holiday you have always dreamt of, and experience all of the excitement that Iceland has to offer. Don't miss on this incredible adventure. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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The Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi | Day Tour departing from Isafjordur

Discover hidden gems with the help of a local on this fantastic day tour to Dynjandi waterfall. Those travelling to the beautiful Westfjords should not pass on this opportunity to get a first-hand introduction to the stunning area. The Westfjords are one of the most impressive but least-visited places in Iceland. This remote area is packed with incredible sights such as breathtaking mountain ranges, verdant valleys and spectacular waterfalls such as Dynjandi falls which you will visit on this tour.You will meet your guide in the town of Ísafjörður, and board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. As the mountain roads of the Westfjords are often inaccessible for smaller cars during the wintertime, a super jeep is a must when traversing the area. Departing from Ísafjörður, the journey will take you through an underground tunnel to Önundafjörður fjord and to the beautiful little village of Þingeyri, which stands under the mountain Sandafell.From there you’ll make your way up the steep and narrow Hrafnseyrarheiði heath road to the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll find the thunderous waterfall Dynjandi. This trapezoidal shaped cascade is 30 metres wide at the top, 60 metres wide at the bottom and falls from a height of 100 metres. After taking in the glory of Dynjandi, you’ll get back to the super jeep where your local driver will take you on a long and winding road, where the stunning ocean view is on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other. If weather permits, you’ll travel along Kaldibakur mountain, the Westfjord’s highest peak, and go through the jagged Kvennaskarð mountain pass back to Ísafjörður town. If Kvennaskarð is blocked by snow, don’t worry, your local guide will know another way to get back to the town.Get to know the majestic Westfjords on this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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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1 review
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Kayak Adventure on Heinabergslon Glacier Lagoon

Experience the ultimate trip exploring Vatnajökull National Park with this thrilling tour. You'll go kayaking on one of Iceland’s tranquil lagoons, Heinabergslón, before embarking on an introductory glacier walk. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for repeat visitors to the national park, as well as all those looking to add elements of adventure and adrenaline to their holiday whilst on the South Coast.Sitting back in your own kayak, you will be privy to stunning panoramas of the Vatnajökull National Park, as well as see the Heinabergslón lagoon’s iconic ice sheets like never before. Kayaking makes for a far more peaceful method of discovering Iceland’s glaciers lagoons rather than, say, a speedy Zodiac boat tour, allowing you plenty of opportunities to chill as you take in the wondrous sights around you. This tour is particularly suited to newcomers to Kayaking, given the fact that you will be riding in a sit-on-top kayak. These kayaks are far wider, and thus, more stable than the average kayak, making them easy and fun to handle.Throughout your tour experience in Vatnajökull National Park, you will be led by experienced, friendly and qualified guides who will be eager to share with you their knowledge on the area’s culture, geology and history. Not only will you be kayaking on this adventure, you will also have the opportunity to partake in a little glacier hiking. Fear not if this is another new experience for you; your guide will be with you every step, providing all necessary equipment including helmets and crampons. Your guide will also teach you the fundamentals of ice-walking before taking to the glacier. So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience Heinabergslón glacial lagoon from your very own kayak, as well as try your hand at walking on the ice. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. 
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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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
Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
Apr. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Rauðasandur Beach | Walking Tour in the Westfjords

Discover one of Iceland’s most unique and beautiful beaches, Rauðasanur 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:
6 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall and the Westfjords

Visit what many consider Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall on this trip custom made for those arriving to the Westfjords by cruise ship. This is the perfect way to regain your land-legs and fully immerse yourself into one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful regions.This tour begins when you are picked up from the harbour at Ísafjörður, the largest settlement of the Westfjords. From here, you will be guided in a minibus south, through this remote and spectacular region.The Westfjords are known for their towering, sheer, flat topped mountains, the hundreds of waterfalls that stream from their sides, and awe-inspiring ocean views. You will stop plenty of times en route to your main destination to photograph and marvel over the awe-inspiring land and seascapes.Keep your eyes out for nature as you travel and make stops, as the Westfjords has a wealth of birdlife, many seals living on its shores, and hundreds of whales in its fjords.The waterfall you are heading to is called Dynjandi, which means ‘Thunderous’; when you first look upon it, you will be left in no doubt as to why. At over 100 metres tall, this incredible feature tumbles down what appear to be a series of steep steps descending down a cliff face, casting off white spray. As it falls, the waterfall doubles in width, from 30 metres at the top to 60 at its base. Many say it looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel.You will have plenty of time to approach Dynjandi. To reach the closest viewing platform requires a short walk, but along the path are many other smaller waterfalls, each with their own beauty and charm.On your return journey, you will stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views as you did on your way, before being returned to your cruise ship.Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s greatest features, and the Westfjords one of its most beautiful regions, but due to their distance from Reykjavík, they are little visited. This is an opportunity those in the area should therefore not miss.Explore the remote Westfjords and witness a natural landmark you will never forget to make the most of your cruise’s stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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15 Day Summer Hot Spring Hunt Self Drive | Iceland in-Depth

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour. Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland. You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore.You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden.Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available, and if you add them on during the booking process, you will get them at a discounted price. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed!Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
15 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
9 hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
6 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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:
7 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.