IJSLAND  

WEST FJORDEN

Wandel en bezoek reis

8 daagse  bezoek en wandelreis in groep o.l.v. een Engelstalige gids,

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Onbewoonde West Fjorden        8 dagen  / 7 nachten

Wandel en bezoek-reis

Tijdens deze 8 daagse bezoek en wandelreis doet u de West Fjorden aan, IJslands meest afgelegen gebied waar de natuur nog onaangeroerd is.

U bezoekt de kliffen van Latrabjarg waar er ook tal van papegaaiduikers zitten, wandelt langs rode stranden, doorkruist de fjorden om verlaten dorpjes te ontdekken en dat allemaal door indrukwekkende natuurlandschappen ... Geniet van diverse warm water bronnen tot in de late uurtjes onder de middernachtzon en wie weet ziet u nog een poolvos!  Kortom, beleef de West Fjorden zoals ze zijn: puur en ongelofelijk mooi.

Blue Lagoon

Day 1 -  Arrival to Iceland

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik is not included. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers,
which can be booked through us. If you want to visit the Blue Lagoon, you need to book it as soon as possible... it can be combined in the FlyBus Plus ticket since there are special luggage lockers at your disposal.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.  

Overnight stay in Reykjavík  

Unique Waterfalls  
Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring  
Ferry Ride among 3,000 Islands

Day 2: Borgarfjordur – Stykkisholmur – Flokalundur

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your adventure with a drive along the scenic coastline of Hvalfjordur Fjord (Whale Fjord), one of the longest and deepest fjords in Iceland. In West Iceland, explore Hraunfoss (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children's Falls), known for their exceptional and intriguing beauty. Afterwards, stop at Deildartunguhver hot springs, which rushes out of algae-covered boulders at a steamy 97°C (200°F).

In the afternoon, your group arrives in Stykkisholmur village for a lovely ferry ride (2,5 hours sail) across the spectacular Breidafjordur Bay dotted with 3,000 tiny islands. Encircled by mountains and the Snaefellsjökull volcano, the dramatic bay is home to 50 bird species, the rare white-tailed eagle, and grey seals who enjoy lounging about on the small islets.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Flokalundur area.

Remote Westfjords – Stunning Bird
Cliffs - Red Sand Beach –
 Quirky Folk Museum

Day 3: Raudisandur – Latrabjarg - Breidavik/Patreksfjordur

Breakfast at your hotel. Today discover unique sights in one of the least visited places in Iceland, the Westfjords! Stroll along Raudisandur beach, which shifts in colour from golden to orange and red depending on the daylight. In a setting of black cliffs, Raudisandur shelters a large lagoon where curious seals and Arctic skuas are regular visitors. Afterwards, switch your focus from natural wonders to unusual local treasures at a quirky folk museum in Hnjotur.

Upon reaching Latrabjarg, Europe’s largest bird cliff and westernmost point, your group will encounter an amazing wildlife spectacle, as the stunning cliffs host a mind-boggling number of sea birds. Protected from Arctic foxes, the birds are fearless, providing plenty of close-up photo opportunities. Keep an eye out for playful puffins.

Dinner and overnight stay in Patreksfjordur area

Capital of the Westfjords – Thundering Waterfall – Outdoor Nature Spa

Day 4: Bildudalur – Isafjordur

Breakfast at your hotel. Traveling along the winding coastline of magnificent fjords, you will reach the vibrant fishing village of Isafjordur, honorary capital of the Westfjords. Settled in the 1580s, Isafjordur boasts a charming old town centre with some of the finest and most beautifully restored timber buildings in the country. The lively harbour is the town´s bustling centre of commerce and provides a glimpse into the daily rural life in this northerly capital.

En route to Isafjordur, enjoy a stop at the spectacular Dynjandi Waterfall, which is a collection of seven cascades resembling a tiered wedding cake. You will also have the opportunity to take a dip in an outdoor thermal hot spring with gorgeous vistas, along with a stop to enjoy some Icelandic specialities at the historical farm of Hrafnseyri.

Dinner and overnight stay in Isafjordur.  

Fjord Sailing - Abandoned Settlement - Arctic Foxes

Day 5: Isafjordur

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning travel to the fjord village of Bolungarvík where you will board a boat. Sail across Isafjardardjup, the largest fjord in the Westfjords, where steep mountains descend directly into the sea. Step ashore onto one of the most remote corners of Europe. Situated on a beautiful sandy beach, Hesteyri Island is an abandoned settlement where the elusive Arctic Fox roams among colorful wildflowers that grow knee-high. Spend a few hours here, enjoying the breathtakingly lush nature. The afternoon sail back to Bolungarvik reveals panoramic views of Drangjokull glacier.

Overnight in Isafjordur. Dinner is on your own. Isafjordur has several excellent restaurants focusing on the area‘s famous seafood.

Arctic Fox Centre – Saga Folklore – Thermal Bathing

Day 6: Holmavik – Laugar Saelingsdal

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a visit to the Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik. From Isafjordur town the route provides coastal views of the scenic fjords that were cut into the earth by glaciers during the last Ice Age. En route to Holmavik village, stop at a quaint cafe to enjoy a local favourite, freshly baked waffles.

The journey continues through green valleys to Laugar in Saelingsdalur Valley, an area rich in ancient Saga folklore and history. Here you have the opportunity to soak outside in one of the many thermal pools hidden in nature.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Saelingsdalur area.

Birthplace of Leif Eiriksson 

Volcano Hike – Dairy Farm Delights

Day 7: Budardalur – Borgarfjordur – Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive along Iceland's West Coast to the Viking Age house at Eiriksstadir, the original homestead of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson, who discovered North America. In a turf-covered longhouse replica, meet modern day Vikings who will demonstrate the lifestyle of 1,000 years ago.

Later, make a tasty stop at the local Erpsstadir dairy for an introduction to Icelandic farming life and to sample freshly made ice cream. In Borgarfjordur, hike along moss-covered lava to the 3,500 year-old Grabrok volcano cone. From here you will have incredible views of the Glanni waterfall, a suspected home to elves and trolls.

Return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon. 

Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Day 8 :  Flight back home

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to add it to your trip. 

We recommend you depart from Reykjavik no later than three hours before your international flight.


Prijs per persoon

3.190 € in dubbel te delen

3.935 € in single kamer

Included:

  • 6-day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights with private facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 5 nights with private facilities in the countryside
  • Breakfast daily except arrival
  • 4 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Isafjordur on day 5 not included)
  • Packed lunch on day 5
  • Ferry from Stykkisholmur to Brjanslaekur (day 2)
  • Entrance to Hnjotur Museum (day 3)
  • Boat tour to Hesteyri (day 5)
  • Entrance to the Arctic Fox Centre (day 6)
  • Entrance to Eiriksstadir Museum (day 7)
  • Tasting of Icelandic specialities (day 4, 6, 7)

Not included

  1. Flights Brussels to Kefalvik

Data & Taal

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02 August 2018   English