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West Iceland

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Highlights of West Iceland

West Iceland is truly a remarkable destination to discover in Iceland if you really want to go off the beaten track. It is also a perfect spot bird and nature lovers!

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Suggested Itineraries in West Iceland

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Stay in one of Iceland's most stunning locations

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Getting there

With West Iceland split into two key areas it is important to be aware of the best ways how to get there.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the most accessible point with it being roughly a three-hour drive from the city but when it comes to exploring the West Fjords you will need to make sure you plan plenty of time. Despite one of the smallest parts of Iceland’s regions, it takes the longest to get around and the accommodation is limited in the areas – so lots of planning is required and that is what our Adventure Artists are here for you.

There is an airport in Ísafjörður which is accessible from Reykjavik City Airport which will allow you to get accessible into the region a little easier but part of the fun is driving there and soaking in the incredible scenery.

It is important to note that the West Fjords are best planned from May through to October to avoid the winter months there!

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Despite its name, Iceland is not necessarily that cold. Winter temperatures are an average of 3.6°C, and summer temperatures average around 15°C. In the summertime, you can enjoy long, extended hours of sunshine and in the wintertime, the nights can get dark enough for you to see the Northern Lights as long as you are away from light pollution!


Iceland is world-famous for its geology and geography. With huge mountain ranges and an active geothermal country with many geysers, hot springs and volcanic formations to be found – it is a breath-taking landscape for those after an adventure.

Iceland offers some of the best waterfalls in Europe, such as the Dettifoss regarded as the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe.

With a latitude of 64° north, Reykjavik offers a perfect base from which to embark on an Iceland northern lights adventure.

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