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. A dream destination for any traveler and a heaven for photographers and nature lovers. Also ideal for those who have visited Iceland before and want to explore this unspoiled area in more detail.
- Snæfellsnes peninsula with glacier, lava fields and bird colonies
- Visit Westfjords with stunning fjords and mountains and the largest bird cliff in Europe
- See waterfalls such as Dynjandi and Hraunfossar
ITINERARY - 7 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrive at Keflavík International airport. Pick up your rental car and head to Reykjavík. You may want to visit the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa on your way as it is ideally located in between the airport and Reykjavík. Stop over for a few hours before carrying on to the city, a great start to your holiday.
Overnight stay in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 - Whale Fjord, Borgarfjörður and Snæfellsnes peninsula
Explore the scenic Hvalfjörður (Whale fjord) and the saga valley Borgarfjörður. Go further to the Snæfelsnes peninsula with its snow-capped volcano, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies.
Overnight stay at Fosshótel Stykkishólmur, Fosshótel Hellnar or similar.
Day 3 - Southern Westfjords
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.
Stay 2 nights at Fosshótel Westfjords or similar.
Day 4 - Látrabjarg Birdlife and Red Sand Beaches
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 in 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.
Stay one night in this area in same category as Fosshótel.
Day 6 - Volcanos, Waterfalls and Hot Springs
Today you will leave the Westfjörds. You will drive along the picturesque fjords in the North back to the mainland. Drive along the picturesque fjords in the north back to the mainland. Keep on driving to the south.
Overnight in Búðardalur / Fellströnd area in accommodataion of same category as Fosshótel.
Day 7 - Borgarnes, Húsafell and Reykjavík
Start the day with a visit to Hraunfossar waterfalls and Húsafell before you head back to Reykjavík where you will stay your last night. In Húsafell you will find a lovely outdoor swimming pool. If you are looking for something more adventurous, how about taking a visit Inside The Glacier, an Ice Tunner inside Langjökull Glacier? On the way back take a break and gaze at the powerful hot spring in Deildartunga. Experience the land of Fire and Ice, literally!
Overnight in Reykjavík, Fosshótel Baron, Fosshóhtel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 8 - Departure
Depending on your flight time, you may want to enjoy Reykjavík in the morning before heading to the airport. If you did not get a chance on arrival, take a dip in the Blue Lagoon or a detour around Reykjanes Peninsula. The driving time to Keflavík Airport is approximately 40 minutes from Reykjavik, you need to be at the airport two hours before your flight. Return the rental car at the airport and depart for home.
NOTE: This is an itinerary suggestion, sometimes it may be necessary to alter the route to fit in with hotel availability. All Iceland reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability as per our terms and conditions.
Kilometers total: 1.649
Kilometers per day: 206
Miles total: 1.025
Miles per day: 128
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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I6: Luxury, Benz 4wd and M: Audi Q7 4wd
May & Sep
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Departure Dates: Daily departures from May - September 2017
The price is from £995* per person depending on the time of year you wish to travel, based on two people sharing a double/twin room and rental car (excluding flights)*
*Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is made and confirmed by All Iceland ltd.
This holiday includes:
- Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport
- Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax and Drop Charge
- 2 nights accommodation with private facilities in Reykjavik and 5 nights’ accommodation in the countryside with private facilities and breakfast in 3 star hotels as listed on the itinerary page
- Wireless internet access
- Free parking at the hotels
- All Iceland Road Atlas Guide Book and Maps
- Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
- Emergency 24 hour service numbers
- Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
- Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
- Service fee and taxes
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Return flights, we can book these for you and your holiday will be fully ATOL Protected
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Available add ons and upgrades:
- 3 course dinner
- 2 course dinner
- Mobile Phone (incl. 2,000 isk credit)
- Upgrade to superior/deluxe rooms
- Upgrade to 4 star hotels in Reykjavík and South Iceland
- Various day tours such as Blue Lagoon, horse riding, glacier walking, whale watching and many more!
Why book with All Iceland?
All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
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Our office is staffed and run by Icelanders, we promise intimate local knowledge from where to stay to places to eat and the hidden gems that you will not find in tourist guides. We will help you get the holiday you want and we can adapt this package. Book through us and your holiday will also be fully ATOL and ABTA protected. Travel with confidence!
Contact us and we can help you:
- to stay longer and discover more, this package can be extended -
- to book additional excursions -
- if you have specific accommodation requirements -
- to book this package with or without flights -
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Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country's natural environment. Please note, driving age limit in Iceland is 20 years old for passenger car (23 years for 4wd and minibusses), you must have a valid drivers licence and credit card for authorisation in order to book this holiday. More information and full details.
Tailor made self drive packages: Should you be looking for something a little more special? We can provide a tailor made itinerary, with small boutique hotels and local Icelandic hosted country accommodation. These inviting and friendly off the beaten track places to stay can offer intimate local knowledge of the surrounding area. Take advantage of the friendly natives, who take great pleasure in sharing with you their passion for the Icelandic landscape. Truly the Icelandic touch! View an example of a Tailor made Self drive package.
All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Dublin and Bristol
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.
Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.
Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland
At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.
With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!