Northern Lights by Boat
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Westfjords & Northern Lights - 7 days map

WINTER TOUR: Discover the unparalleled beauty of Iceland's West Fjords on this 7-day adventure. Commence your journey in Reykjavik and from here, explore a volcanic crater's enchanting views. Try to spot the Northern Lights illuminating the night sky. Marvel at the ethereal beauty of Dynjandi waterfall and absorb Ísafjörður's colourful houses. Get mystical at the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Admire Reykjavik's iconic landmarks before ending your journey with an unforgettable tasting experience at an Icelandic Bar.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Search for the dazzling Northern Lights across the Icelandic sky
Borganes - Take a look at the Grabrok Volcano crater, and visit the Settlement Center
Litlibær - Relax with a coffee and homemade waffles at this charming cafe and museum that overlooks the fjords and sea
Dynjandi Waterfall - Marvel at the Crown Jewel of Westfjords
Reykjanes - Get magical at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
Reykjavik - See the sights of Iceland's capital on a city tour
Ísafjörður - Stroll around the vibrant town of Ísafjörður, known for colorful houses and cultural celebrations
Flateyri - Explore Flateyri's history, including Gamla bókabúðin and the avalanche protection fences
Suðureyri - Explore this quaint fishing village and taste their magnificent seafood

Included

Daily breakfasts
Keflavik Airport arrival and departure transfer (FlyBus shuttle)
Transportation in heated coaches, with free Wi-Fi
Guided tour of Reykjavik and the highlights of the Westfjords, including Grábrók volcanic crater & Dynjandi Waterfall
6 nights 3-4 star hotels
Escorted by an English speaking tour guide
Entrance into the Ósvör Maritime Museum and the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
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

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Monday. 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

Volcanic Craters & Northern Lights

Reykjavik - Grábrók - Búðardalur - Ísafjörður. Today, our journey begins in the west. Our first stop leads us to Grábrók, a 3,400-year-old volcanic crater offering a 360-degree view of the valley.

After a break for lunch in the coastal town of Búðardalur, we'll then trace the scenic fjords of Ísafjarðardjúp. Keep your eyes peeled for spectacular views with the chance of encountering majestic whales.

Our adventure continues to Litlibær, a rare turf house transformed into a quaint café and museum. Enjoy homemade waffles and coffee, overlooking the fjord and sea.

Afterwards, head for Ísafjörður, our home for the next three nights. In the evening, we'll embark on a quest to chase the mesmerizing Northern Lights.
Overnight: Ísafjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Waterfalls & Tasty Seafood

Ísafjörður - Dynjandi - 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.

Following a nature walk, our journey leads to Tjöruhúsið, a charming family-owned restaurant renowned for its fish buffet, serving an array of fresh seafood straight from the sea.

Afterwards, explore the enchanting town of Ísafjörður, where vibrant houses adorn cobblestone streets. As night falls, we venture outdoors seeking another glimpse of the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.
Overnight: Ísafjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Maritime History & Flateyri

Ísafjörður - Suðureyri - Flateyri - Ísafjörður. The morning unfolds at 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.

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.

In the evening, we go for a stroll in search of the Northern Lights.
Overnight: Ísafjörður  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Sorcery & Tastes of Iceland

Ísafjörður - Hólmavík - Breiðafjörður. Today, 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.

Following our adventures, we break for lunch to taste the flavours of traditional Icelandic meat soup and the rhubarb cake.

The day concludes in West Iceland, in a tranquil location nestled near the remarkable Breiðafjörður Bay. The remote area is ideal for Nothern Lights hunting, so don't go to bed too early!
Overnight: Búdardalur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Borganes & Brennivin

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

We'll head to Borganes, making a stop at the Settlement Center. Delve into the challenging and riveting early days of human settlement in Iceland through a comprehensive exhibition spanning a warehouse, merchant house, and reception hall.

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.

Our day concludes at the Icelandic Bar, where you can opt to try the infamous fermented shark and raise a toast with Brennivín, celebrating the unforgettable memories you made during the trip.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Goodbye

Sunday. 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
09 Sep - 15 Sep 25% off
R84,615
R63,461
R127,665
R95,749
23 Sep - 29 Sep 25% off
R84,615
R63,461
R127,665
R95,749
07 Oct - 13 Oct 25% off
R78,675
R59,006
R123,525
R92,644
21 Oct - 27 Oct 25% off
R78,675
R59,006
R123,525
R92,644
04 Nov - 10 Nov 25% off
R78,675
R59,006
R123,525
R92,644
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
10 Feb - 16 Feb 25% off
R81,345
R61,009
R124,095
R93,071
24 Feb - 02 Mar 25% off
R81,345
R61,009
R124,095
R93,071
10 Mar - 16 Mar 25% off
R81,345
R61,009
R124,095
R93,071
24 Mar - 30 Mar 25% off
R81,345
R61,009
R124,095
R93,071
07 Apr - 13 Apr 25% off
R81,345
R61,009
R124,095
R93,071

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.

Fosshotel Baron, Reykjavik

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Situated in the centre of Reykjavik, the Fosshotel Baron is a classic Icelandic hotel with excellent facilities. Guest rooms are cosy with comfortable beds, televisions and en suite facilities. The hotel also benefits from complimentary Wi-Fi and a buffet breakfast. Warm soup and baked bread is also available at a small charge for all guests from 5 - 10pm everyday - great for those winter evenings.

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
Mondays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 40
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 6
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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