West of Iceland

The West of Island is an enormous area consisting fjords, valleys, glaciers, volcanoes and craters. It is also where most of the Icelandic sagas, heroes or ventures took place.

In the West the water flows from the earth in every form, sparkling cool mineral water to Europe’s voluminous hot spring. Every kind of volcano is to be found in the West of Iceland and the clearest sign is perhaps the perfectly formed crater of Snæfellsjökull with its glacial cap.

In olden times West Iceland and Breiðafjörður were flourishing agricultural regions with plentiful food resources.

For more detailed information about attractions, villages and activities in the West be sure to go through our destination guide.