Three day package tour. When was the last time you really listened to the silence? Enjoyed vast and majestic landscapes? Join us in a minibus trip to the unknown, to Strandir in the West Fjords of Iceland. We will go for short hikes, and bathe in a thermal pool with incredible views to the ocean, being in harmony with nature.
Did you know? The Justice League movie (2017), starring for example Ben Affleck, had many scenes filmed at Strandir in the West Fjords.
"I had done several multi-day tours with Extreme Iceland before and for this visit I had decided to see some new parts of the country. So I was very happy when I found out that the three-day tour to Strandir in the Westfjords would fit in right after my hiking tour. Our guide Palli picked me up on time and it turned out we were only a small group of five guests. That made for a really personalized tour through some amazing scenery."
- The remote West Fjords
- Strandir region
- Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
- Geothermal bathing
- Krossneslaug geothermal pool
- Beautiful scenery
- Short walks
- Birds and wildlife
- Harbor villages
- Country hotel accommodation
Included: Reykjavik pick-up & drop-off, guided tour in a minibus, 2 nights of accommodation in a country hotel with breakfast, admission fee to the geothermal pool.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, hiking shoes (may rent from us), swimsuit and towel, water bottle and your camera!
Not included: Meals, except breakfast on day 2 and 3.
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Children (10-15): 50% off
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
The Westfjords - Serene Beauty
Strandir is one of Iceland's secrets - the peaceful fjords with magnificent mountains that catch your eyes. Sun reflecting on the sea and mysterious fog touches the mountain tops just to remind you of the magic in the air. Seals, birds, a single surprised sheep or a curious horse welcome you together with the very few remaining inhabitants of the tiny villages along the way.
We will walk in the footsteps of farmers who used to walk the heaths to get provisions or doctor's help for their families, we visit deserted houses, go swimming in the great hot pool at Krossneslaug and maybe go fishing for supper. And if you need something, the local shop is open two hours a day.
A culinary experience is also awaiting you at the local restaurant.
Accommodation is in a small hotel just by the harbour.
We depart from Reykjavik, and as we enter the Westfjords our eyes will be treated to a feast of landscapes as we drive by the ocean. We'll have the chance to take some nice photographs and go for a short hike. Soon we start seeing some fjords and migratory birds.
In the evening we go for a warm swim in a thermal swimming pool with gorgeous views to the Arctic Ocean.
From Reykjavik we head north by driving through the west part of Iceland.
We drive the coastline to the small town of Borgarnes where we turn more towards the inland, alongside one of Iceland’s most famous salmon rivers, Norðurá. We have the gracious cone-shaped mountain Baula in front of us, reddish in colour due to its rhyolite rock composition. We stop for refreshments by the harbour in the village Búðardalur.
After lunch we continue north and head for the Westfjords. On a good day you will be able to see the southern coast line of the West fjords all the way to Látrabjarg, the most western point of Europe.
Today we will have even a better chance to explore this glorious nature up close and personal.
We'll take some hikes on the beach, along a river towards a beautiful waterfall, and then above the fjords. In the evening we go again to the thermal pool.
After breakfast we enjoy the surroundings by taking a walk on the beach but then we climb into our minibus and head still further to the remains of a huge decayed herring factory from the early sixties. It reminds us that this remote place used to be full of life and laughter and love – that lasted though only a few years as the herring disappeared.
From Ingólfsfjörður we drive on to Ófeigsfjörður – where the road ends - a farm where few people live during summertime.
After having breakfast at the hotel and checking out we will have the chance to take two short hikes today.
We will also visit the picturesque village of Hólmavík where we have lunch and visit the Witchcraft museum. Further on, we'll see birdlife, and the power of the ocean, before we reach Reykjavik.
Today we leave Norðurfjörður behind and head back south. We start the tour slowly, take a short hike in Bjarnarfjörður that is so rich of growth. This time we go into the village at Hólmavík where we have lunch and walk around and visit the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft.
From Hólmavík we follow the coast line to the bottom of Hrútafjördur fjord, stopping at two places where the boats sailed for America in the late 19th century.
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Disclaimer: The itinerary can vary between trips. Our guides evaluate circumstances and take the best informed decision possible.
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