Today your journey to the Westfjords begins! This region of Iceland is remote, far from bustling towns, allowing you to be close to nature in an area that few tourists get to experience. After your morning pick-up, you’ll travel with your guide and fellow travellers through beautiful west Iceland. Along the way, there will be a stop in Borgarnes at the Settlement Centre, where you can enjoy the exhibitions about Iceland‘s first settlers. After lunch at the museum restaurant, you will then get to see the largest (by volume) hot spring in the world, Deildartunguhver, followed by the beautiful twin waterfalls, Barnafoss and Hraunfossar, that flow over a lava field.
After driving through more impressive landscapes, you will arrive to Heydalur guesthouse and enjoy a three-course dinner in the evening followed by some optional relaxation in the hot tubs outside. The night ends with a leisurely search outside for the northern lights with the guide and others in your group.*
Spend the next four nights at the Heydalur Guesthouse.
*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Heydalur is a beautiful area to visit and spend time hiking, but it is quite isolated during the winter months as it is far from other towns and villages and the weather and roads can be challenging. The only services available in the region are at Heydalur.