Westfjords Fly & Drive

Starting from: Reykjavik, Isafjordur or Patreksfjordur

Season: 1st May-31st Oct

Duration: 5+ days

Driving distance: 1000-1200 kms

Highlights: Latrabjarg - Raudasandur - Dynjandi - Isafjordur - Isafjordur Bay - Strandir

Available as a self-drive or private guided tour

Only a 40-minute flight from Reykjavik, the spectacular Westfjords region is well off the beaten path and often referred to as Iceland's best-kept secret.

The region boasts of outstanding natural beauty: dramatic cliffs, colourful beaches, towering mountains and jagged fjords. A vast wilderness with only 7000 residents mostly living in fishing villages, you are sure to find peace and tranquillity like nowhere else in the Westfjords.

A customised road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is a 5 day / 4 night itinerary to give you a general idea of our Westfjords Fly & Drive tip starting from Reykjavik:

Day 1 - Arrival, the Westfjords & Dynjandi

Pick up your rental car on arrival in Isafjordur. Drive through some of Iceland's prettiest fjords - Arnarfjordur, Dyrafjordur and Onundarfjordur; enjoy spectacular mountain views and visit the majestic Dynjandi waterfall on your way to the Southern Westfjords.
In the evening you can relax in natural hot pots with spectacular fjord views.

Optional add-ons:
Horse riding

Day 2 - Latrabjarg & Raudasandur

Spend the day exploring the dramatic Latrabjarg cliffs and many colourful beaches surrounding it including the orange-hued Raudasandur. 

Optional add-ons:
Seal watching tour

Day 3 - Remote Strandir

Drive to Strandir, one of Iceland's most remote regions. Follow the coastline to Nordurfjordur stopping to enjoy scenic inlets, waterfalls and beaches lined with driftwood.

Day 4 - Isafjordur Bay

Drive back to Isafjordur along winding fjords the beautiful Isafjardardjup Bay. Stop for views of the islands, look out for seals along the coast, take a short hike through a canyon and enjoy the best waffles in Iceland.

Optional add-ons:
Sea kayaking
Horse-riding

Day 5 - Isafjordur & Departure

Spend the morning in the charming downtown area of Isafjordur, take a detour to one of the surrounding villages.
Evening flight back to Reykjavik.

Optional add-ons:
Isafjordur Culture Walk
Isafjordur Mountain Hiking
Isafjordur Kayaking
Svalvogar Cliffs Super Jeep

Notes:

The locations specified above are indicative. Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or de-tours; there is enough to do for 10 days
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. adventure, geology, hiking, geothermal pools, birds & wildlife, cuisine, history & culture etc.
- If you want to explore more sights off the beaten path then we have a ton of great ideas!

Price for self-drive: 171,000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

Inclusions:
- Return domestic flights between Reykjavik and Isafjordur
- 5-day station car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 4-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

Notes:
During winter (November-April) we do not offer this trip as some key mountain passes in the Westfjords close due to snow.

For self-drive, a station car is sufficient for this holiday, except as follows:
- During summer (June-September) a 4x4 jeep is not required unless you wish to drive on mountain trails (F-roads) or prefer it for the comfort as there are some gravel roads along the way.
- During spring & autumn (May & October) a 4x4 jeep is not mandatory but highly recommended since it can easily snow on the mountain passes.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google maps.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, and restaurant recommendations. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

Self-drive:
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script.