Day 4: Bíldudalur – Ísafjörður
Approximate distance: ca179km / 112miles
Capital of the Westfjords – Thundering Waterfall – Outdoor Nature Spa
Breakfast at your hotel. Travel along the winding coastline of magnificent fjords, heading towards the colourful fishing village of Ísafjörður where you will spend the next two nights. As the honorary capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður boasts a lovely old town centre with beautifully-restored timber buildings, a thriving harbour, and stylish cafes.
En route, you will have the opportunity to take a dip in an outdoor thermal hot spring with gorgeous vistas before stopping at the spectacular Dynjandi Waterfall (The Thunderer). Dynjandi is actually a collection of seven cascades resembling a tiered wedding cake. Continue towards Hrafnseyri, birthplace of Iceland’s first president, Jón Sigurðsson, where we enjoy some Icelandic specialities.
Dinner and overnight stay in Ísafjörður area for the next two nights.
Optional Activities: Visit the intriguing Icelandic Sea Monster museum in Bíldudalir. Iceland’s folklore is rich with acccounts of strange beasts, and quite a few were sighted in the Westfjords. This museum recounts these tales in a surreal setting of waves and cliffs.