TRAVEL TO WEST ICELAND
West Iceland is home to many picture-perfect landscapes, the most popular of which can be found on the mountainous Snæfellsnes peninsula. Here you can visit the ice-capped Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano, believed by some to be supernatural, as well as the secluded Dritvík cove, the dramatic Arnarstapi cliffs, the photogenic Kirkjufell mountain and charming fishing villages like Stykkishólmur.
Around the Borgarfjörður valley in western Iceland you can experience other unique attractions such as the Hrausfossar waterfall, the Deildartunguhver hot springs as well as the Víðgelmir lava cave, the largest of its kind found in Iceland, and the popular “Into the Glacier” tour at Langjökull glacier.
Nordic history buffs won't want to miss the Icelandic Settlement Centre at Borgarnes, the medieval research centre at Reykholt, and Eiríksstaður, a replica Viking farmstead.
To explore Iceland’s west coast at your own pace, a road trip is recommended. In fact, a side trip around the Snæfellsnes peninsula is a great addition to a Ring Road itinerary. Don’t want to drive? Join a guided small group tour or visit the region’s top sights on a day tour from Reykjavik.
Our local Icelandic travel experts always goes the extra mile for you. You’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at your service before, during and even after your tour. All itineraries are designed to be well-structured so you can make the most of your Icelandic adventure and can be tailored to your preferences.
You'll also take advantage of all our signature benefits, including our very own Nordic Visitor Iceland Travel Guide, hand-marked map with your route, accommodations and highlights, and access to our 24/7 helpline while travelling in Iceland.
Though summer is the most popular time to visit the area, West Iceland is also a wonderful place to stay in winter (October – March) for possible nighttime sightings of the northern lights.
Each region of Iceland is unique — why not see them all? To drive around the entire Ring Road, we recommend a tour of 10 days or longer. Don‘t hesitate to get in touch, we are here to help plan your perfect holiday to Iceland.
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