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Isafjordur: Gateway to the Secret Westfjords - Extension

In the Westfjords, land meets sea in the most dramatic way imaginable, with sheer mountains rising from the sea and deep fjords dotted with tiny fishing villages.

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

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The remote Westfjords are a distinct region in Iceland that differs from the rest of the country both historically and geologically, with rock formations up to 14 million years old. In the Westfjords, land meets sea in the most dramatic terms imaginable, with sheer mountains rising from the sea and deep fjords dotted with tiny fishing villages.

Isafjordur, the main town, is a scene for plenty of social and cultural activities, with a good number of cool cafes, a thriving harbour, a Culture Centre and an annual alternative music festival (Aldrei For Eg Sudur).  The town has some of Iceland‘s oldest standing buildings, lovingly maintained to keep their original beauty.

Since the days of settlement, the inhabitants have lived their lives somewhat isolated from the outside world, creating an independent and endearing local culture.

Abandoned farmsteads have become protected nature reserves with a beauty and diversity of wildlife unknown elsewhere in IcelandHornstrandir Nature Reserve on the region´s northern edge is not only breath-taking in its rawness but also offers hiking trails and the chance to view Arctic foxes


No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. 


  • 2 nights at selected hotel in Isafjordur, including breakfast
  • Return flight Reykjavik- Isafjordur (excluding airport tax)

Day 1: Flight to Isafjordur

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport for your flight to Isafjordur. After a 50-minute flight, you are in the remote and hauntingly-beautiful Westfjords!  We suggest booking an add-on tour that will meet you at the airport (based on 9.00 am morning arrival in Isafjordur) and drop you off at your hotel after the tour. Suggestions are below.

Overnight stay in Isafjordur for the next 2 nights.

Isafjordur is a lovely town to explore on foot, enjoying the museums and the friendly coffee-house culture. Isafjordur has all the services needed for travellers and often serves as a home base for those exploring the diverse Westfjords. The spectacular landscape is perfect for short and longer hikes, dominated by narrow fjords and steep mountains




Day 2: Day at your leisure in Isafjordur – Optional Tours available

There are many attractions and activities in and around Isafjordur.  Many travellers choose to spend days simply driving through the fjords and beholding the mountains, many of which descend directly and dramatically into the sea. Boat-trips and sea kayaking around the fjords (in summer) that offer a unique view of the surroundings and often include visits to the nearby islands, are also a popular activity.

Day tours to visit nearby communities, each with its own distinct culture, and to remote nature reserves populated by seabirds and Arctic foxes.  Outdoor adventures include hiking and horseback riding.

Vigur - Paradise Island

Calm Water Kayaking


Day 3: Flight to Reykjavik

Depending on your flight, you may have some time for a short excursion.  On your own, transfer to Isafjordur’s airport for your flight to Reykjavik

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead.


Prices per person in EUR Summer 2017

Hotels Period Double Single Triple
Hotel Isafjordur 01.-31.May & 01.-30.Sept 505 645 480
Hotel Isafjordur 01.June-31.August 580 755 530
Hotel Horn 01.-31.May & 01.-30.Sept 500 625 470
Hotel Horn 01.June-31.August 540 695 520



Children rate

Infants 0-1 years: Free of charge.

Children 2-11 years sharing a room with 2 adults will receive 25% discount from the listed price

Discount does not apply to airport taxes.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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