West & Westfjords

Why visit

Iceland’s western region is home to landscapes of frozen lava, speckled with islands off the bay of Breioafjodur where visitors ride along the great expanses of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Dip into Iceland’s history with ancient Viking sites. The Westfjords is upperly western and most remote region of Iceland sits on the edge of the Arctic. With its dramatic landscape, there is a feeling of mystery and fable. Home to the remote Hornstrandir Reserve, the Westfjords is best known for mountain biking, sea kayaking and sailing.

About the West & Westfjords

Multi-coloured visits where the lava mixes with the crystal waters of Breioafjodur make for an eclectic scene where walking or riding boots can be donned for treks and wild horse rides. The Westfjords is a must see is the dramatic coastline, scattered with fjords setting the scene for this, Iceland’s final frontier.

  • Trek amongst the frozen lava fields
  • Follow the wild coast by horse or up into the remote hills
  • Explore the Viking sites of what is often referred to as Sagaland
  • Search for foxes, Iceland’s only native mammal found in the Westfjords
  • Walk the bird cliffs of Westfjords

Beyond the Ordinary

To find the hidden geothermal sources in the west, ride one of Iceland’s hardy ponies along the Snaefellsnes Peninsular or perhaps join a fox project to assist in the recording of these secret mammals in the Westfjords. 

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