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7 Days | Luxury Tour to the Westfjords and the North of Iceland

A journey to the unknown parts of Iceland. Explore the majestic Westfjords and the wonders of the North.

Reykjavík
7 days
Easy

Starting at 499.000 ISK

About

The beauty of the Westfjords is extraordinary, even compared to other Icelandic locations.

This tour will give the chance to have an in-depth view of this area while enjoying the utmost luxury as well.

After you land at the airport, our driver will welcome you and drive you to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where you will have the chance to relax after your flight.

The next day, before leaving Reykjavik, you will get to know the history of the city and some of the culinary delights it offers through a private city and food walk. Afterwards, you will fly to Isafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords, where a driver will be waiting.

The third day will introduce you to this majestic area, you will see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the Dynjandi Waterfall, will meet some strange creatures of the local folklore at the Bildudalur Sea Monster Museum and an exceptional natural hot spring at Reykjafjarðarlaug. After some gentle relaxation, we will continue to the westernmost point of Iceland, the Látrabjarg cliffs, where many puffin families and other species have found a home. 

A day later we will visit the southern part of the Westfjords as well. Here we will see a shipwreck called Garðar BA 64, which is stranded on the beach since 1981 and was built in 1912. Afterwards, we are going to the Rauðisandur beach, which is well-known for its colour-changing scenery. We will also stop at a geothermal area at Reykhólar and at the local salt factory or at the famous Reykhólar Seabaths. 

The next day after visiting the town of Laugarbakki, we will visit the Troll of Northwest-Iceland at Húnaflói Bay. Afterwards, we will be heading towards Dalvík, where you will be able to participate in a whale watching tour. The last stop is the capital of the North, Akureyri.

The North follows the next day, we will introduce you to magnificent waterfalls, like Dettifoss (most powerful in Europe) or Goðafoss (waterfall of the Gods). This section of the North has a significant geothermal activity, providing the area with other-worldly locations such as Hverir, Lake Myvatn or Grjótagjá. In the evening the driver will bring you to the local airport and you will board the plane to Reykjavik. 

On the final day, our private driver will take you back to the airport.

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What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off at the Airport
  • Admission to the Blue Lagoon Retreat
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Accommodation and food for the guide
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Private Guide and Car
  • Private City and food walk in Reykjavik
  • Whale watching tour

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner

What do I need to bring?

  • Please dress according to the weather

Know before you go

This tour is created for groups of up to 8 people. In case your group exceeds that number, you can always send us an email to info@reykjaviktourist.is to get a quote for a bigger group.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport Transfer and Blue Lagoon Retreat

On the day of your arrival, your private guide will pick you up at the Airport. After a short ride, we arrive at the Blue Lagoon. There we will visit the Retreat Spa to relax after the flight. Afterward, we take the drive to the city to check-in in our Hotel.

Day 2: City Walk and Flight to Isafjördur

Before we head out of the city, we will explore Reykjavik's history and the culinary scene during a private city and food walk. In the afternoon you will board a flight to Isafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords. A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drives you to your hotel.

Day 3: The majestic Westfjords

After breakfast, we will make our way along the fjords. The first stop will be Dynjandi Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. During the hike to the top, you will pass several smaller waterfalls. Next up is Bildudalur, the "capital of good weather". The good weather in the fjord is probably the reason why its inhabitants are known to be extremely friendly. Besides that town is also known for its Sea Monster Museum. Now it is time for something special. Iceland is known for its natural hot springs and we will visit Reykjafjarðarlaug. The natural hot spring is located directly next to the cold Atlantic ocean. Now we are relaxed enough to head to Iceland's most western part called Látrabjarg. The cliffs are 14 kilometers long and home to many puffins and other bird species.

Day 4: The southside of the Westfjords

We start our day in Patreksfjördur and to the southern part of the Westfjords. The first stop will be the shipwreck called Garðar BA 64. The ship was once launched in the same year as the Titanic and it is a great place for photos. Next up is Rauðisandur beach. The beach is known for changing its colors. It can change its shades from yellow, orange, pink, red, and even black, but it is mostly red, which comes from pulverized scallop shells. On our way out of the Westfjords, we will visit the town of Reykhólar. The town is known for its smart use of abundant geothermal heat. We can visit the Salt factory or take a swim at the famous seaweed baths.

Day 5: The capital of the North

Starting in the town of Laugarbakki, the road will take us to Hvítserkur. Hvítserkur, also known as the Troll of Northwest Iceland. The basalt rock is 15 meters high, standing beautiful in the Húnaflói Bay. We driving along the fjords towards Dalvik. For those who want the first-hand experience with nature, Dalvík is a perfect choice. Dalvík is placed in the natural paradise that is Tröllaskagi peninsula and has great access to the ocean. A perfect place to enjoy a whale watching tour. After the tour, it is only a short drive to our final destination Akureyri.

Day 6: Myvatn and waterfalls

Today we head to a region that is known for its beauty. Thanks to its remote location, places are less crowded and we can enjoy the magic of mother nature. The first stop of the day will be the Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss is Europe's most powerful waterfall and on average 193 000 liters per second run down the waterfall. Now it is time for lake Myvatn and its surrounding area. The area was created during a volcanic eruption 2 300 years ago. Many beautiful places can be found here, such as Hverir, where we can see many smoking fumaroles and boiling pots, Grjótagjá, a small lava cave with a geothermal hot spring in its depths, and Dimmuborgir, a lava rock formation known as the "Black Fortress" and a place full of Icelandic folklore. Our last stop of the day is Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. It is fed by the fourth-biggest river called Skjálfandafljót and is definitely one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country. After that, your guide will bring you to the airport where you board a plane back to Reykjavik. Back in the capital region, a private driver will bring you to your hotel.

Day 7: Airport Transfer

Depending on your flight time you can spend a day in the city before a private driver will bring you to the airport.

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