Wild West Fjords Self Drive - 7 Nights
The West fjords are the hidden gem of Iceland and the oldest and wildest region. The area is remote and stunningly beautiful with numerous fjords, mountains, natural hot springs, wild animals, waterfalls and many other things to see.
Westfjords are characterized by deep fjords, steep cliffs, glaciers, waterfalls, natural hot springs and arctic flora and fauna that makes this place one of the most enchanting spot in Iceland. It’s a dream destination for any traveller and a heaven for photographers and nature lovers where you can visit the Snaefellsnes peninsula with its glacier, lava fields and bird colonies, magnificent stunning fjords and mountains, visit the westernmost peninsula in Europe and the largest bird cliff in Europe, see Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandi and Hraunfossar waterfalls and Europe's most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
Arrive in Iceland and pick up your hire car from the airport and head to the capital Reykjavik. If time allows, go for an exploration walk around Reykjavík before spending the night in a 3 or 4* hotel.
Day 2: SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
After breakfast head out to explore the scenic Whale fjord and the saga valley Borgarfjörður. Go further to the Snæfelsness peninsula with its snow-capped volcano, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies before spending the night in the Fosshotel Stykkishólmur or Fosshotel Hellnar.
Day 3: SOUTHERN WEST FJORDS
Take your time driving along the southern coast of the west fjords which will take you to the town of Patreksfjörður. Prepare to be impressed by the high mountains, magnificent fjords and the sparkling blue seawater. From here you’ll spend two nights at the Fosshotel Westfjords.
Day 4: LÁTRABJARG AND RED SAND BEACH
Enjoy your day on Europe´s westernmost peninsula of Látrabjarg where you can view a large bird colony, the birds in their natural surroundings. You might also get to see the beautiful puffin. Proceed further on the peninsula and explore the golden red sand beaches where you can easily spend a whole day taking pictures.
Day 5: DYNJANDI WATERFALL AND ÍSAFJÖRÐUR
Get ready to be impressed by the stunning fjords while travelling north on this peninsula. Stop at Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandifoss. You will pass several small villages until you reach the capital of the west fjords, Ísafjörður. You’ll stay here in a 3* hotel for the night.
Day 6: NORTHERN WEST FJORDS
Leave the west fjords today. Drive along the picturesque fjords in the northern peninsula back to the main road. Keep on driving due south. Tonight you’ll spend the night in the Búðardalur and Fellströnd area.
Day 7: BORGARNES AND HÚSAFELL
Start the day with a visit at the Hraunfossar waterfalls and Húsafell where you will find a lovely outdoors swimming pool. Take a break and gaze at the powerful hot spring Deildaratunga afterwards. You’ll end the day back in the capital and spend the night in a 3 or 4* Reykjavik hotel.
Day 8: DEPART FOR HOME
If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxation. You’ll then drop off your hire car and board your flight back home.
- Return Flights
- Hand Baggage
- 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations
- Free Wi-Fi
- 15% Discount on food & drink in the hotels
- Car Hire for the trips duration
Upgrades and add on
- 4* Hotel for your 2 nights in Reykjavik £80 per person
- 7 Nights 2 course dinner £160 per person
- 7 Nights 3 course dinner £182 per person
Price includes a Mini Suitable for 2 people with Insurance, snow tyres and unlimited miles.
Upgrades available subject to availability;
- Economy £25 per person
- Compact £60 per person
- Intermediate £80 per person
- SUV £150 per person
Lead driver must have a clean license and a credit card
Hotels (subject to change)
3* Reykjavik Hotels – Fosshotel Baron, Fosshotel Lind, Fosshotel Raudara
4* Reykjavik Hotels – Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik Centrum, Grand Hotel
3* Westfjord Hotels – Fosshotel Westfjords
3* West Hotels – Fosshotel Helnar, Fosshotel Reykholt, Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
Hotel names are for a guide only and final vouchers will be issued 3 weeks before departure.
Prices are based on 2 sharing and based on the cheapest departure in any given month.