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.

Isafjordur is the Gateway to the Secret Westfjords. This short-break is an awesome way to explore and enjoy the best the Westfjords have to offer. 

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 Iceland.  Hornstrandir 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.

Included

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

Important

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

For all packages except Reykjavík – New Year’s Celebration a supplement will be charged for the travel period 28.Dec 2017 – 2.Jan 2018.

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Day 1: Flight to Isafjordur

Highlights: 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.

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

 

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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

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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.

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