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Westfjords of Iceland - 8 days map

SUMMER TOUR: Embark on a captivating adventure through Iceland's majestic West Fjords. From exploring ancient volcanic craters and Viking history at Eiríksstaðir to the ethereal beauty of Rauðasandur beach and the Látrabjarg seabird cliffs. Traverse through picturesque villages like Flateyri, and dive into Icelandic sorcery's mystical tales at the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Savour the flavors of Suðureyri's seafood, encounter Icelandic horses, and explore Reykjavík's iconic landmarks.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Reykjavik - See the sights of Iceland's capital on a city tour
Dynjandi Waterfall - Marvel at the Crown Jewel of Westfjords
Reykjanes - Marvel at geothermal energy being used in salt manufacturing at the Saltverk factory and get magical at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
Látrabjarg - Explore one of Europe's highest seabird cliffs and spot bird colonies including puffins and razorbills
Borganes - Take a look at the Grabrok Volcano crater, fishing villages and turf churches in West Iceland
Suðureyri - Explore this quaint fishing village and taste their magnificent seafood
Experience authentic culture, visit small local museums and take a selfie with Icelandic horses

Included

Daily breakfasts
Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)
Transportation in heated coaches, with free Wi-Fi
Entrance into the Icelandic Horse Stables
This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons
7 nights 3-4 star hotels
Escorted by an English speaking tour guide
Entrance into the Ósvör Maritime Museum, Hnjótur Folk Museum and the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
Guided tour of Reykjavik and the highlights of the Westfjords, including Grábrók volcanic crater, Látrabjarg seabird cliffs & Hraunfossar lava waterfalls

Not Included

International flights and Visas
Tips for your guide - this is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Keflavik airport, take the Flybus shuttle for a transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik. If time permits, enjoy free time to explore the capital city of Iceland at your leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2

Vikings & Waterfalls

Reykjavik - Grábrók - Eiríksstaðir - Þingmannaá Waterfall - Patreksfjörður. You'll kickstart the day by meeting your tour guide bright and early, setting off on a journey towards the West. The first captivating stop awaits at Grábrók, a 3,400-year-old volcanic crater boasting a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the entire valley.

Continuing the adventure, you'll reach Eiríksstaðir, once the dwelling place of Viking explorers Eirik the Red and his son Leif the Lucky. Here, within a replica of their longhouse and immersive living museum, you'll delve deep into Viking life, Icelandic history, and folklore.

The next destination reveals the enchanting Þingmannaá Waterfall, the first among the many charming waterfalls dotting the Westfjords.

Finally, we'll settle in the quaint fishing village of Patreksfjörður. Overlooking serene fjords and the Greenland Sea, this is where we will stay for the next two nights.
Overnight: Patreksfjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Beaches & Towering Cliffs

Patreksfjörður - Rauðasandur - Látrabjarg - Patreksfjörður. The day begins with a visit to Rauðasandur, one of Iceland's most captivating beaches. Stretching 10 kilometers, its iridescent red sands blend seamlessly with turquoise waters, creating a picturesque landscape.

Your journey then leads to the Hnjótur Folk Museum, offering insight into daily life in the Westfjords and showcasing Iceland's agricultural and seafaring history.

Continuing on, you'll reach Látrabjarg, Europe's towering seabird cliffs and Iceland's westernmost point. Here, an uninterrupted view of the North Atlantic unfolds. Here, catch glimpses of vibrant bird colonies, including puffins, razorbills, and guillemots.

Last on the agenda is a visit the shipwreck Garðar, Iceland's oldest steel ship. As the day winds down, the journey leads us back to Patreksfjörður.
Overnight: Patreksfjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður - Dynjandi - Fleteyri - Ísafjörður. Today we'll explore the Dynjandi waterfall, celebrated as one of Iceland's most magnificent. Its tiered structure creates a mesmerizing array of small cascades.

Continuing along the coastline and fjords, the journey leads to the pier of Önundarfjörður, extending gracefully into the water from a stunning golden beach.

Exploring the village of Flateyri, a hidden gem awaits at the historic Gamla bókabúðin, "The Old Bookstore," operating since 1914. At this charming store, enjoy browsing for unique souvenirs that showcase traditional Icelandic design. Delving deeper into Flateyri's history, we'll learn about the devastating 1995 avalanche, and venture to the avalanche protection fences built to safeguard locals from future tragedies.

We'll end the day in Ísafjörður, the largest town in the Westfjords.
Overnight: Ísafjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Breathtaking Views & Small Villages

Ísafjörður - Suðureyri - Ísafjörður. The morning unfolds with a trip to Bolafjall, a soaring 640-meter-high mountain adorned with a steel viewing platform extending over the cliff's edge, offering views of the sea and nearby fjords.

The adventure then leads to the Ósvör Maritime Museum, where a restored fishing hut invites visitors to step into the past, delving into the 19th-century life of rowboat fishing.

Following this experience, the journey continues to Suðureyri, where a walk through the village offers insights into Iceland's rich fishing heritage. Here, you can opt to try seafood sourced from local producers.

In the afternoon, enjoy leisure time in Ísafjörður, to explore at your own pace.
Overnight: Ísafjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Geothermal Energy & Icelandic Sorcery

Ísafjörður - Hólmavík - Breiðafjörður. Today's journey begins along the breathtaking fjords of Ísafjarðardjúp. Enjoy awe-inspiring vistas with the possibility of encountering majestic whales along the way.

A stop at the Saltverk factory offers insights into salt manufacturing powered entirely by geothermal energy—an example of Iceland's sustainable practices.

Continuing the adventure, we'll head to the picturesque village of Hólmavík, to explore the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Here, captivating tales of Iceland's mystical history unfold. Delve into folklore and explore an array of artifacts.

The day concludes in West Iceland, in a tranquil location nestled near the remarkable Breiðafjörður Bay.
Overnight: Búdardalur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Lava Waterfalls & Ravishing Reykjavik

Breiðafjörður - Reykjavik. As our journey draws to a close, we venture back to Reykjavík, with a few stops along the way.

Our first stop is at Hraunfossar, the mesmerizing "lava waterfalls," where glacial waters weave through lava rocks, creating a spectacular natural display. Continuing on, a visit to a local horse farm awaits, granting us the opportunity to encounter the beloved Icelandic horses, known for their fluffiness and amiable nature.

In the afternoon, we'll return to Reykjavík and explore the city's vibrant history. Stops include the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, the esteemed University campus, and Reykjavík's picturesque harbour. The day concludes at the magnificent Harpan concert hall and conference center.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Goodbye

Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport is included.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 or 4 persons (dependent on tours). 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
30 Jun - 07 Jul 25% off
NZD $8,775
NZD $6,581
NZD $13,825
NZD $10,369
14 Jul - 21 Jul 25% off
NZD $8,775
NZD $6,581
NZD $13,825
NZD $10,369
28 Jul - 04 Aug 25% off
NZD $8,775
NZD $6,581
NZD $13,825
NZD $10,369
11 Aug - 18 Aug 25% off
NZD $8,775
NZD $6,581
NZD $13,825
NZD $10,369

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Berjaya Reykjavik Natura Hotel, Reykjavik

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The eco-friendly Berjaya Reykjavik Natura Hotel offers a tranquil haven. Modern, soundproofed rooms equipped with a fridge, desk, and satellite TV ensure comfort, while the Satt Restaurant beckons with a delectable breakfast buffet and Icelandic daily specials. The stylish Satt Bar provides a relaxing ambiance for socializing. Embracing culture, the hotel boasts the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition, alongside practical amenities like a tourist desk and spa facilities. Complimentary WiFi and gym access complete this inviting retreat, promoting relaxation and connectivity in a sustainable setting.

Fosshotel Westfjords, Patreksfjörður

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Nestled deep in the northwest of Iceland, in a small fishing village, the Fosshotel Westfjords is comfortable hotel, offering modern rooms and a cosy restaurant by the sea. The area is a popular gateway to some of Iceland's famous attractions, from bird-watching to hiking and photography. Each room has a flat-screen TV, blackout curtains and offers a stunning view of either the surrounding mountains or fjord.

Hótel Ísafjörður, Ísafjörður

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Hotel Isafjördur, centrally located on Silfurtorg Square in Isafjördur, boasts stunning panoramic vistas of the fjord and surrounding mountains. Guests are treated to modern comforts including a restaurant and bar, with the added convenience of complimentary in-room Wi-Fi and parking. The hotel's contemporary guest rooms feature private bathrooms and amenities such as tea and coffee making facilities. Indulge in a dining experience at the in-house restaurant, offering international cuisine with an Icelandic twist. For added convenience, the hotel hosts a gift shop, while the reception facilitates car and bicycle rentals.

Vogur Country Lodge, Búdardalur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Nestled amidst Iceland's picturesque northwestern coast, Vogur Country Lodge, a converted farmhouse, offers a serene escape overlooking the stunning Snæfellsnes Glacier and Breidafjördur Bay. With a focus on tradition and comfort, the lodge boasts bright and fresh rooms adorned with simple décor and private bathrooms. Guests are treated to a taste of regional delights in the lodge's restaurant, while the cozy BBQ hut invites them to create their own culinary masterpieces using local produce. The amenities include a relaxing outdoor hot tub, sauna, library, and playground, ensuring a blend of relaxation and recreation.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Reykjavik
Ends
Reykjavik
Departs
June - August
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 40
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Countries
Minimum Age
8 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes by Flybus shared transfer
Dep. Transfer
Yes by Flybus shared transfer
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains
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