Spectacular Westfjords and More
From $2274* Per Person
Independent Self-Drive, 9 Days/8 Nights
Dates: TBA 2020
Enjoy the highlights of Southwest Iceland before heading to the historic west and exploring the dramatic landscapes, bird life and charismatic fishing villages of the Westfjords. This tour is ideal for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs and those who like to take the road less traveled.
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Dates: TBA Summer 2020. If interested please inquire and we can provide specific quote tailored to your date request.
Day 1: WELCOME TO ICELAND
Geothermal Lagoon – Scenic drive - Hot springs of Hveragerdi. Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience. Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water before heading to the small town of Hveragerdi. The approximate distance you'll be traveling today: 128 km / 79 miles
Accommodation in Gullfoss/Geysir area
Day 2: West Iceland
Borgarfjordur is an area steeped in history - the site of one of the most popular Icelandic Sagas, Egil's Saga. You can visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes village to get to know more about Egils's Saga and Iceland's Viking heritage. Tour the many attractions in Borgarfjordur including Barnafoss and Hraunfossar falls, the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring and historic Reykholt, home to one the most important people in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson.
Accommodation in the Borgarfjordur area
Day 3 & 4: Westfjords
Head north towards the Westfjords stopping by Eiriksstadir Living Museum along the way - a reconstruction of a Viking-age longhouse and likely birthplace of Leifur Eiríksson, the first European to set foot in North America in the year 1,000 AD. Continue to Holmavík where you will find the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Head to Heydalur in Mjoifjordur fjord and enjoy some of the many outdoor activities on offer such as sea kayaking, horse riding, fishing, natural hot spring bathing and marked walking trails.
Accommodation at Heydalur in Mjoifjordur fjord for two nights
Day 5: Westfjords
Visit Isafjordur town with its superb fjord scenery. Take a boat excursion to Vigur Island and the deserted former fjord villages of Hesteyri and Grunnavík where time seems to stand still. These beautiful places are only accessible by boat and are famed for their beauty, tranquility and fantastic bird life.
Accommodation near Flateyri
Day 6: Westfjords
Visit the museum at Hrafnseyri, the birthplace of Iceland's independence hero Jon Sigurdsson. Admire Dynjandi, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Stop by interesting fishing villages, take a dip in the natural hot spring pools and admire the vast beaches on your way to Latrabjarg, Iceland's westernmost point and one of three largest bird cliffs in Europe, home to millions of breeding puffins and other seabirds.
Accommodation near Latrabjarg
Day 7: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Take the ferry Baldur (fare not included) and cross Breidafjordur Bay via Flatey Island for the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Snaefellsnes is Earth Check certified for being a sustainable community and the diversity of the landscape and geology is unique. Tour Snaefellsjokull National Park including the mystical Snaefellsjokull Glacier (one of the seven 'energy points' of the Earth and featured in the novel 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' by Jules Verne), Arnarstapi fishing village, the black sands of Djupalonssandur and Dritvík and the picturesque old church at Budir.
Accommodation in Snaefellsnes
Day 8: Reykjavik
Head back to Reykjavik for your last overnight. The city offers a unique charm with excellent restaurants, shops featuring unique Icelandic design, interesting museums, a vibrant music scene and energetic nightlife.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
Day 8: Depart Iceland
Airport bus from downtown Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.
Or, extend your trip! Please inquire.
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- Roundtrip airport bus from Keflavik to downtown Reykjavik
- 8 nights accommodation with breakfast for
- Rental car (day 2-8) with CDW, theft protection and unlimited mileage – Compact category (Toyota Auris or similar). No charges for an additional driver
- A tablet travel guide mapping your journey and highlights of surrounding area
- Suggested itinerary in English
- 24/7 emergency phone line service
- Taxes and service fee
Single Supplement TBA
NOTE: With an easy upgrade of your rental car to a 4WD and or an SUV. If interested, lease inquire.
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.