Information about West Iceland

 

West Iceland is home to Europe's most powerful hot spring, Iceland's most significant lava tube, fascinating glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, some of Iceland's most important historical sites and more. It has three main districts:

Borgarfjordur

Borgarfjordur has rich history, with Reykholt where Snorri Sturluson, author of Snorra-Edda and Heimskringla lived and featuring a medeval and cultural museum dedicated to his memory. In Borgarnes, the main village of Borgarfjordur, the Settlement Center can be found.The landscape is magnificent and includes the magical Hraunfossar waterfalls, Surtshellir lava cave, Deildartunguhver hot spring and Eiriksjokull glacier.

Snaefellsnes

The Snaefellsnes peninsula has its unique mountain ridge with the majestic Snafellsjokull glacier at its west end. The region around it is a national park, named after the glacier.

Breidafjordur

Breidafjordur is a natural reserve, a wide bay with countless small islands and home of thousands of birds. The inner part of Breidafjordur is the agricultural area Dalir. In Haukadalur is the old farm site Eiriksstadir, the home of Eric the Red, the first European to land in Greenland (in the year 984 AD). His son was Leif Ericsson, the first European to land in America (in the year 1000).

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Attractions nearby West Iceland

Glanni

Glanni is a beautiful waterfall in West Iceland, located close to the Grabrokarhraun lava field and the village Bifrost. Situated nearby, in the mid...

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Grábrók

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Grábrók is a volcanic crater east of Lake Hreðavatn in the fjord of Borgarfj...

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Krauma Spa

Photo from Admission to Krauma Geothermal Baths The Krauma Spa is a geothermal bath and spa resort in West Iceland. It is located near Europe&#...

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Árhver and Vellir

Árhver (and nearby Vellir) is a geological feature which consists of six to eight vents on small sand flats, some slightly elevated but most ...

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Snorrastofa

Snorrastofa is a cultural- and research center for medeval studies and the history of Borgarfjordur. The museum is situated in Reykholt, where Snorri...

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Reykholt

  Reykholt in Borgarfjordur district is among the most important historical places in the country. In Reykholt is Snorrastofa, a center for med...

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Hítardalur

Hitardalur is an ancient manor estate and vicarage in the valley of the same name in West Iceland, close to Borgarnes. History Hitardalur is widel...

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Hvanneyri

Hvanneyri is a small agriculture and church centre in the west of Iceland and can be visited 80 km north of Reykjavik in the municipality of Borgarbyg...

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Erpsstaðir

  Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Here you can experience a real...

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Barnafoss

Barnafoss ('Children's Waterfall') is a waterfall in Hvita river in Borgarfjordur. The waterfall runs through a narrow rocky gorge and le...

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Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar in Borgarfjordur district is a series of beautiful waterfalls  formed by rivulets streaming from a short distance out of the&nb...

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Settlement Center

At the Settlement Center in Borgarnes in West Iceland, you can learn about the age of settlement and about viking and poet and Egill Skallagrimsson ...

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Borg á Mýrum

Borg á Mýrum is a farm and church estate just west of the town of Borgarnes in Iceland.  The estate is especially rich in settleme...

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes is a town of less than 2000 people, located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður.  It's a commerce centre&nbs...

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The Settlement Center

Photo from: The Settlement Centre Facebook.  The Settlement Centre is an exhibition space and museum in Borgarnes, in the west of Iceland, dedic...

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Eiríksstaðir

  Eiriksstadir are ancient ruins in Haukadalur in Dalir county in West Iceland. The sagas mention Eiriksstadir as the abode of Eric the Red and ...

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Húsafell

Husafell is one of the most popular destination of travelers in the country, a unique natural attraction. It has much history and strong ties with leg...

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Víðgelmir

Photo from: Into the Lava | Audio Tour of Víðgelmir Lava Cave and Borgarfjörður Viðgelmir is the largest lava tube in Ic...

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Ljósufjöll

Ljósufjöll is a central volcano and fissure vent system, located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula’s volcanic zone in West Icelan...

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Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver, by Reykholt, in Borgarfjordur district, has the highest flow rate for a hot spring in Europe. The flow rate of Deildartunguhver is&...

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Tours near West Iceland

Snaefellsjokull Glacier Tour

Snaefellsjokull glacier hiking tour This day tour takes you hiking to the top of Snaefellsjokull......

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Midnight Sun | Evening Whale Watching

Witness the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds of Faxaflói Bay in the most exciting way......

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Horse Riding and Glacier Hiking Tour from Reykjavik | Easy difficulty

Pack your day with adventure on this thrilling tour; ride Iceland’s beautiful horses in the......

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Airplane Tour from Reykjavik | 60 Minute Pilot's Special

Jump aboard for an unbelievable sightseeing flight of Iceland from Reykjavík. On this unique......

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6 Days Circle of Iceland Guided Tour

Join a small group on a guided tour of some of the most popular tourist sites Iceland has to......

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8 Day Summer Package | Iceland in Depth with a Greenland Day Tour

Join this eight-day excursion to see the greatest sites of Iceland and to enjoy a......

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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to......

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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland.......

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8 Day Winter Self Drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle with Northern Lights Hunting

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this 8-day winter self-drive. Circle the entire......

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Waterfalls & Valleys Helicopter Tour

Witness Iceland’s incredible waterfalls, mountains and valleys from the sky with this exciting......

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Two-Hour ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

Enjoy the spectacular nature surrounding Reykjavík with this thrilling, two-hour long ATV tour.......

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Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik | Possible in 4 Languages

Witness the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights on this evening winter tour.......

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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Borgarnes Town | Day Tour

See many of Iceland’s features in one day of sightseeing, with this tour of the Snæfellsnes......

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West Iceland & Langjokull Ice Tunnel | Day Tour

See the sites of West Iceland and explore the world’s only publicly accessible ice tunnel,......

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Puffin Watching Tour from Snaefellsnes Peninsula

See the country’s most adorable creature, the North Atlantic Puffin, as you cruise Breiðafjörður......

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1 Hour Horse Riding Tour | Countryside Charm

Take to the saddle with this fantastic 1-hour horse riding tour through the beautiful Icelandic......

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3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

Grab the reins with both hands for this incredible 3-hour horse riding tour through the steaming......

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Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

Step right up to meet the famously friendly Icelandic horse, take a ride through a geothermal......

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Original Whale Watching Adventure from Reykjavík

Hop aboard and sail out on Faxaflói Bay to meet the largest inhabitants of Iceland, the whales.......

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Whale Watching in Akureyri & Reykjavík | Two Port Ticket

Book this ticket to have two whale watches in Iceland, one from Reykjavík and one from the......

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West Coast Super Jeep Tour | With Langjokull Ice Tunnel

Come along to the wind-swept coast of western Iceland in a Super Jeep built to handle rough and......

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The Golden Circle Tour with Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Go whale watching and see the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. This is an unforgettable......

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3 Hours Horse Riding | Meadows & Mountains

Mount an Icelandic horse, and ride through the beautiful scenery of South Iceland. This tour......

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Horse Riding Tour with Blue Lagoon Transfer

Enjoy a spectacular horseback ride in the valley of Mosfellsdalur, and recharge afterwards at......

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Happy Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavík

Explore the magical Northern Lights on this minibus tour. Hop on board and get away from the......

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Family Horseback Riding Tour | From Reykjavik

Join this tour for an afternoon of easy riding and fun for the whole family. This tour is for......

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Family Horse-Riding Adventure | From Reykjavik

Join this tour for horseback riding fun for the whole family. No matter what your experience......

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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island

Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little......

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Horse Riding & Whale Watching Day Tour

Meet the animals of Iceland in two completely different ways with this combo day tour; ride a......

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6 Day Private Tour Around Iceland | Myvatn, Jokulsarlon & South Coast

See the most popular Icelandic attractions as well as some hidden gems on this private 6-day......

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The Wonders of Snaefellsnes | Private Day Tour

Gather up your favourite people and join this private tour of the magical Snæfellsnes......

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Horseback Riding & Leiðarendi Lava Cave Tour

Jump in the saddle for this experience touring the Icelandic countryside on a friendly Icelandic......

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Northern Lights Camping Tour on Mount Esja

Come on a camping trip on Mount Esja for an incredible shot at seeing the ethereal Northern......

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ATV Tour and Blue Lagoon | Reykjanes Peninsula Day Tour

See the volcanic wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula before relaxing in the Blue Lagoon......

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Helicopter Tour | The Golden Circle, Highlands & Eyjafjallajokull Glacier

Hop on for this tour which combines two of the most popular helicopter tours: the Golden Circle......

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Helicopter Tour

Join this tour to soar over the enchanting diversity of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to take......

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Evening Mountain Bike and Hot Springs Tour

Ride through the beautiful lava fields of Reykjadalur and bask in the hot springs near......

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Fat-Bike Adventure on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Mount up on a ‘fat-bike’, and come exploring the lunar landscapes of the otherworldly Reykjanes......

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Flightseeing in South Iceland with the Ice Tunnel

Take to the sky on this flightseeing tour over volcanos, waterfalls, and geothermal hotspots on......

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Glacier Wonderland & Northern Lights

Tick two boxes off your bucket list with this incredible winter tour; see the insides of a......

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Horseback Riding in the Lava Fields

Come along on a fabulous tour of the Icelandic countryside on the back of a purebred Icelandic......

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The Elusive Northern Lights | Guided Tour

Come along on a Northern Lights mystery tour. Iceland’s location near the Arctic circle means......

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Blue Lagoon Bus Transfer from Reykjavik

Relax in the beautiful, revitalising waters of the Blue Lagoon. This transfer makes visiting......

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Northern Lights Hunting I Minibus Tour

Hop on board and go hunting for the spectacular Northern Lights. This 3-hour tour is perfect for......

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Into the Glacier with Lava Caving

Immerse yourself in the world beneath the surface of Iceland’s incredible landscapes on this......

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Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park

Join this tour for a flyover of the geothermal wonders which power the nation. This tour is for......

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The Silver Circle Helicopter Tour

Grab your chance to flight-see over some of Iceland's staggering natural wonders on this Silver......

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2-Day Biking Tour | Snaefellsjokull Glacier From All Sides

Witness the glacier Snæfellsjökull and its incredible surrounding National Park over the course......

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Golden Circle and Brewery Visit

Visit Iceland's most known treasures on this Golden Circle tour, where you will get to see......

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Northern Lights Private Excursion | From Reykjavik

Make the most of one of Iceland's most ethereal phenomena, and book this Northern Lights private......

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West Iceland Super Jeep Tour | Glaciers, Lava Caves and Waterfalls

Witness the most classic sites of West Iceland with this super jeep day tour. This excursion is......

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Northern Lights and Lobster Dinner

Witness the marvellous Northern Lights, and enjoy a traditional Icelandic lobster dinner, with......

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Snaefellsjokull glacier hike | Pick-up from Reykjavik

Hike the legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier on this incredible day tour. If you are eager for......

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8-Day Iceland Winter Photography Tour

Join this 8-day winter photography workshop to hunt for the best light and landscape Iceland has......

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9-Day Winter Photography Workshop | North Iceland

Sharpen your skills and capture unreal landscapes on this nine-day winter photo workshop. You'll......

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Private Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep

Make your winter visit to Iceland unforgettable by exploring the mysterious Northern Lights,......

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Ice Cave Tunnel, Helicopter & Super Jeep Tour

Take flight and witness Europe’s second largest glacier in and out with this helicopter tour......

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Vidgelmir Cave Master | Lava Tube Adventure

Explore the internal wonders of the Earth on this deep-caving adventure into the lava tube......

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ATV & Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Combine two Icelandic adventures into a single day, with this ATV and whale watching excursion.......

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West Iceland Sightseeing Tour | With a Visit to the Ice Tunnel

Explore the diverse sites of west Iceland and the magical ice tunnel into Langjökull glacier on......

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Private Tour | Kirkjufell & Snaefellsjokull

Witness the landscapes of one of the most beautiful areas in Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula,......

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West Iceland Sightseeing Day Tour | Nature and Culture

Explore the impressive and diverse sites of west Iceland with this day tour from Reykjavík. This......

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Borgarfjordur & Langjokull Glacier | Super Jeep Adventure

Witness the diverse attractions of West Iceland on this specialised super jeep tour, exploring......

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Northern Lights Hunting | Maximum Group Size of 4

Witness the aurora borealis dancing above the landscapes of Iceland far from any crowd with this......

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Golden Circle Extended | Private Day Tour with the Secret Lagoon

See the famed sites of the Golden Circle, and some extra hidden gems, on this private day tour......

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula | Private Tour with Vatnshellir Cave

Join this private day tour that takes you across the diverse wonders of the Snæfellsnes......

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West and South Iceland Day Tour | History, Culture and Nature

Come along on this exciting tour in a small minibus to explore historical, cultural and natural......

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Eight Hours in Iceland | Customise Your Private Tour

Explore the sites of Iceland in your own time and on your own terms. This luxurious tour......

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Iceland in Autumn | 11-Day Photography Workshop

Travel to the land of ice and fire to take part in an exciting photography workshop. During a......

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Horseback Riding from Reykjavik | Under the Midnight Sun

Take a horseback ride from Reykjavík to the beautiful surrounding nature under the midnight sun.......

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Anywhere in Twelve Hours | Private Super Jeep Excursion

Explore Iceland in depth, in your own time, and on your own terms, on this Super Jeep tour to......

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West Iceland | Sightseeing, Caving and Brewery Visit

See west Iceland, go lava caving, and visit a brewery on this Super Jeep day tour out of......

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Iceland in Your Own Way | 9 Hours Guided Super Jeep Trip

Rent your own Super Jeep and guide, and explore whichever part of Iceland you want within the......

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Flying Buggy | Personalised Introductional Flight Around Reykjavik

Take to the skies above the capital of Iceland, and see Reykjavík and its surroundings in the......

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8 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & The Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight incredible days in the land of ice and fire. This self-drive......

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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in an SUV

See the aurora borealis dancing over Iceland’s magical landscapes with this northern lights tour......

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The Pursuit of the Northern Lights | Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

See what everyone is flocking to Iceland for with this super jeep tour where you hunt for the......

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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......

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The Westfjords In Depth | 4-Day Sightseeing Tour

Don't miss this fantastic multi-day opportunity to explore the fantastic and diverse landscapes......

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Sightseeing on the Svalvogar Peninsula | Westfjords Super Jeep Tour

Join this thrilling sightseeing tour circling the coastal roads of the Svalvogar peninsula by......

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Silver Circle Super Jeep Tour | West Iceland and Langjokull glacier

Join an unforgettable tour in which you explore the hidden gems of West Iceland. You may have......

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Birds, Beaches & Beauty | Westfjords Cycling Tour

Join this exciting cycling tour discovering the many natural delights of the southern Westfjords......

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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour

Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience......

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Northern Lights Hunt | Guided Jeep Tour

Don't miss your chance to experience the colourful majesty of Iceland's Northern Lights with......

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