Summer self drive: the West and South Coasts in 10 days
The Westfjords are one of Iceland’s wildest regions, full of splendid landscapes, part of the greatest destinations to visit in Iceland :). Photographers beware: you may want to stop every mile to take a new picture of the wild sceneries, yet if you do so perhaps you won’t get to your planned camping area or accomodation in time! The Westfjords offer everything a nature lover could wish for.
Take off for a great adventure in the “Vestfirdir“, and discover its’ wild and mysterious lands. Swept by the winds of the Arctic Ocean, the enormous peninsula shelters lots of little fishing ports, each one a unique gem of distinct Icelandic character. Stop by, have lunch in the traditionnal local restaurants, meet the locals at the pub… Enjoy a real, authentic day in Iceland’s calm, relaxed Westfjords. Head off the beaten track, and penetrate this world of picturesque coloured houses and enjoy the tranquillity of this land of never ending twilight. The Westfjords region is an absolutely incredible place, get lost here for at least three days! We can give you plenty of tips and places to visit during your stay in the Westfords region. Ask your local expert to set you a special route around the Westfjords!
The northern regions hide so many of Iceland’s natural marvels that we cannot list them all here. To help you see the most possible, we can recommend a local guide that will give you the confidence to tackle otherwise intimidating trails, where tourists hardly ever set foot. A fantastic source of Icelandic history and legends, your guide will also be able to answer your questions about the geologic and geothermal phenomena you’ll encounter in the Westfjords region. Traveling with a guide will help you live a unique experience at the heart of one of Iceland’s wildest regions!
Consult our list of trips to the Westfjords – the fjords of the northwest:
Looking for other places to discover in Iceland? Take your pick: Iceland Eastern region; the famous Golden Circle; Travel in Iceland’s Highlands; Travel in the Northeast of Iceland; Travel in the Northwest of Iceland; Travel through Snaefellsnes; Drive through the South Coast; Gravel around Greenland; Reykjavik city