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Mountains and Fjords of Iceland Tour

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person:
$ 3,435.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,170.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 call us
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 call us
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 call us
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 call us
Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 call us

Hotels:

DAY 1:
Hótel Klettur

DAY 2:
Hótel Flókalundur

DAY 3:
Fosshótel Vestfirðir
Hótel West

DAY 4-5:
Hótel Ísafjörður

DAY 6:
Edda Laugar Sælingsdalur
Vogur Country Lodge

DAY 7:
Icelandair Hótel Natura

We reserve the rights to change the hotels, without prior notice should the necessity arise, the alternative hotel will then be of the same standard.

Included:

  • 6 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 5 nights w/facilities in the countryside
  • Breakfast daily except arrival
  • 4 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Ísafjörður on day 5 not included)
  • Packed lunch on day 5 
  • Ferry from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur (day 2)
  • Entrance to Hnjótur Museum (day 3)
  • Boat tour to Hesteyri (day 5)
  • Entrance to the Arctic Fox Centre (day 6)
  • Entrance to Eiriksstadir Museum (day 7)
  • Tasting of Icelandic specialities (day 4, 6, 7)

 

Itinerary:

Tour of Iceland’s remote Westfjords offer the most unusual and untouched nature imaginable.

Hike along red sands, sail the fjords to deserted villages teeming in wildlife, see puffins on Latrabjarg cliffs, and soak in hot springs under the Midnight Sun.

Day 1  : Arrival

Welcome! Your tour of Iceland begins in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, where you will be staying your first night in the country.
(Airport transfers are not included.)

Day 2  : Borgarfjörður – Stykkishólmur – Flókalundur (192 mi)

Unique Waterfalls – Europe’s Most Powerful Hot Spring – Ferry Ride among 3,000 Islands
Today we will drive along the scenic coastline of Hvalfjordur Fjord (Whale Fjord), one of the longest and deepest fjords in Iceland. In West Iceland we will explore Hraunfoss (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children’s Falls) known for their exceptional beauty and unusual natural phenomena. We will stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring which bubbles out of algae covered boulders at a steamy 97°C (200°F). In the afternoon we will reach Stykkishólmur village and take a lovely ferry ride across the spectacular seascape of Breiðafjörður Bay dotted with 3,000 tiny islands. Encircled by mountains and the Snæfellsjökull volcano, the dramatic bay is home to 50 bird species including the rare white-tailed eagle, and gray seals who enjoy lounging about on the small islets. Overnight stay will be in the Flókalundur area.

Day 3  : Raudisandur – Latrabjarg - Breidavik/Patreksfjordur (105 mi)

Remote Westfjords – Stunning Bird Cliffs - Red Sand Beach – Quirky Folk Museum 
Today we discover unique sights in one of the least visited places in Iceland. We stroll along Raudisandur beach, which shifts in color from golden to orange and red depending on the daylight. In a setting of black cliffs, Raudisandur shelters a large lagoon where curious seals and Arctic skuas are regular visitors. Afterwards we behold unusual treasures at a quirky folk museum in Hnjotur.
Reaching Latrabjarg, Europe’s largest bird cliff and westernmost point, we encounter an amazing wildlife spectacle as the stunning cliffs host a mind-boggling number of sea birds. Safe from Arctic foxes, the birds are fearless, providing plenty of close-up photo opportunities including our playful puffins.Overnight stay is in the Breiðavik/Patreksfjörður area for the next 2 nights.

Day 4  : Bildudalur – Isafjordur (118 mi)

Capital of the Westfjords – Thundering Waterfall – Outdoor Nature Spa
Traveling along the winding coastline of magnificent fjords we reach the vibrant fishing village of Isafjordur where, honorary capital of the Westfjords. Settled in the 1580s, Isafjordur boasts a charming old town center with with some of the finest and most beautifully restored timber buildings in the country. The lively harbor is the town´s bustling center of commerce and provides a glimpse into the daily scene of rural life in this northerly capital. 
En route we stop at the spectacular Dynjandi Waterfall which is a collection of seven cascades resembling a tiered wedding cake. We have the opportunity to take a dip in an outdoor thermal hot spring with gorgeous vistas along with a stop to enjoy some Icelandic specialities at Hrafnseyri. 
Overnight stay in Isafjordur for the next 2 nights.

Day 5  : Ísafjörður (31 mi)

Fjord Sailing - Abandoned Settlement - Arctic Fox
With an early morning boat ride we cross Ísafjarðardjúp, the largest fjord in the Westfjords where steep mountains descend directly into the sea. We go ashore in one of the most remote corners of Europe for a full-day outing in the breathtakingly lush nature. Situated on a beautiful sandy beach, Hesteyri is an abandoned settlement where the elusive Arctic Fox roams among the colorful wildflowers that grow knee-high. In the evening, our sail home reveals panoramic views of Drangjökull glacier.

Day 6  : Hólmavík – Laugar Sælingsdal (186 mi)

Arctic Fox – Saga Folklore – Thermal Bathing
We start the day with a visit to the Arctic Fox Center in Sudavik. From Isafjordur town the route provides coastal views of the scenic fjords that were cut into the earth by glaciers during the last Ice Age. En route to Holmavik village we stop to enjoy a local favorite, freshly baked waffles in a quaint café.
Our journey continues through green valleys to Laugar in Saelingsdalur, an area rich in ancient Saga folklore and history. Here we have the opportunity to soak outside in one of the many thermal pools hidden in nature.
Overnight stay in Saelingsdalur area

Day 7  : Búðardalur – Borgarfjörður – Reykjavík (124 mi)

Birthplace of Leif Eiriksson – Volcano Hike – Dairy Farm Delights
We drive along Iceland’s West Coast today to the Viking Age house at Eiríksstaðir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson who discovered North America. In a turf-covered longhouse we meet modern day Vikings who demonstrate the lifestyle from 1,000 years ago.
We make a tasty stop at the local Erpsstadir dairy for an introduction to Icelandic farming life and sample freshly made ice cream. In Borgarfjordur we hike along moss-covered lava to the 3,500 year-old Grábrók volcano cone with incredible views of the Glanni waterfall, a suspected home of elves and trolls. We return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon and our overnight stay will also be in Reykjavik.

Day 8  : Departure

Your tour of Iceland ends today and all guests will make their way back home.
(Airport transfers are not included.)

Note:
*We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions.

Notes:

Max Group Size:
17 people

Children rate:
Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child). Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults. It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.