Westfjords Explorer

200016 - W20

This is an amazing country and a 4-day tour will get you off the main road and into the wild and rugged Westfjords, an area of outstanding, rugged beauty. Truly a remarkable place!

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Highlights
  • Fly from Reykjavik to Isafjordur, located on a large fjord in the Westfjord area of Iceland
  • A full to explore – hike, kayak, cycle or take an optional boat cruise
  • Ride the Baldur Ferry across magnificent Breiðafjörður Bay from the Westfjords to the Snaefellsness Peninsula
  • Check out all that the Snaefellsnes Peninsula offers with its glacier covered volcano and spectacular coast line
Details

2018 Departures:
Daily, April to October
*Itinerary timing dependent on Baldur Ferry schedule

2018 Pricing:
Low Season
April & October
Budget: US$920
Moderate: US$1,019
Superior: US$1,115

Shoulder Season
May & September
Budget: US$1,110
Moderate: US$1,200
Superior: US$1,345

High Season
June – August
Budget: US$1,249
Moderate: US$1,395
Superior: US$1,515
Air Taxes: US$22 per person

Option 2 (round trip drive):
Low Season
April & October
Budget: US$679
Moderate: US$755
Superior: US$850

Shoulder Season
May & September
Budget: US$955
Moderate: US$839
Superior: US$1,080

High Season
June – August
Budget: US$985
Moderate: US$1,199
Superior: US$1,319

Prices shown are starting from prices, per person in US$ based on 2 people sharing accommodation and vehicle rental. CA$ prices are available on request. Rates for single and triple occupancy are available on request. Pricing is subject to change based on exchange rates in effect at time of booking and availability of tour components.

Tour Code:
200016 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Reykjavik – Isafjordur

Make your way to the Reykjavik City Airport and check in for your flight north to Isafjordur. Pick up your rental car at the airport location and drive to your accommodation. Enjoy exploring the area for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Isafjordur

A full day to explore, and possibly hike, kayak, cycle or take an optional boat cruise.

Day 3: Isafjordur – Baldur Ferry – Stykkisholmur

Today you catch the Baldur Ferry to cross the magnificent Breidafjordur Bay to Stykkishomur on the Snaefellsness Peninsula. You will stay in this area for one night.

Day 4: Snaefellsness – Reykjavik

Today you drive south to Reykjavik and turn in your rental vehicle there. This concludes your Westfjords self-drive.

This itinerary may be done in the reverse, driving north to Isafjordur and flying south to Reykjavik. It may also be added to our self-drives that include the Snaefellsness Peninsula.

Please see notes for Option 2: drive round-trip itinerary.

Included
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • 4 days economy vehicle rental, manual transmission, unlimited mileage, insurances, taxes and service fees, two registered drivers and a GPS
  • Baldur Ferry passage one-way for vehicle and two passengers
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Iceland
  • Optional tours
  • Optional insurances on rental car
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

If this tour is being used as an add-on to an existing self-drive program that already includes the drive up the west coast from Reykjavik to the Snaefellsness Peninsula some adjustments will need to be made.

Worried about finding your way around? Don’t be! We’ll give you the best possible driving directions, written by Icelanders (translated into English, of course!), in addition to a GPS in the rental vehicle and a mobile phone, yours to keep.

Vehicle rental may be upgraded to a larger size, a 4WD, an automatic transmission, a van or luxury vehicle. Prices on request.

Option 2: Drive round trip
Day 1: Reykjavik – Stykkisholmur
Head north from Reykjavik to Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsness Peninsula, where you will stay for one night.

Day 2: Stykkisholmur – Baldur Ferry – Isafjordur
Catch the Baldur Ferry from Stykkisholmur to cross the magnificent Breidafjordur Bay to the Westfjords. Continue to Isafjordur for a two night stay.

Day 3: Isafjordur
A full day to explore, and possibly hike, kayak, cycle or take an optional boat cruise.

Day 4: Isafjordur – Reykjavik
Today you drive back south all the way to Reykjavik. Should you wish to break up this fairly long drive we can add an overnight in the Borgarnes area. Or, you can rejoin one of our longer self-drive itineraries that continue on the ring road, heading northeast towards Akureryi.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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