Day 1: Beauties of Borgarfjörður
We leave Reykjavík early in the morning, heading for the fjord Hvalfjörður. At its end we stop for a hike in the area of the the highest Icelandic waterfall, Glymur. From there we drive into the beautiful Borgarfjörður area and take a break at the village Reykholt where the Viking historian Snorri Sturluson composed some of his famous works. Thereafter we stop at the astonishing waterfall Hraunfossar. Before checking in at our friendly accommodation we head for the biggest geothermal spring in Europe – Deildartunguhver. At our accommodation, Lýsuhóll, we enjoy a BBQ dinner prepared by your guide. Accommodation: Lýsuhóll, private cottage with shared facilities.

Day 2: Mystic Snæfellsnes
Today we will give all our attention to the Snæfellsnes peninsula which is sometimes called “Iceland in a Nutshell”. This includes a tour to the Snæfellsnes National Park and around the Snæfellsjökull glacier, the mountain/volcano where Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the centre of the Earth” started. We also visit and walk along the coastal cliffs at Arnarstapi. In the afternoon we arrive in the beautifully set fishing village of Stykkisholmur where we board the ferry which will take us over the Breiðafjörður bay to the remote West Fjords. After a 2½ hour cruise across the scenic bay we reach the fjord Vatnsfjörður where our cozy accommodation is located. Accommodation: Þverá-House, private house with shared facilities.

Day 3: Bird watching at Látrabjarg
We head for the westernmost point of Europe, the dramatic and rugged cliffs of Látrabjarg. The place is perfect for observing Icelandic sea birds. The birds we see may depend on the season. A large colony of puffins, guilemots, fulmars and other sea birds nest on these impressive cliffs. The puffins will be quite content to let us approach almost within touching distance. Sometimes we are lucky and have the opportunity to watch seals down at the light house. In the evening we will have the pleasure to take a soothing bath in a natural geothermal spring right on the shore of the fjord. Accommodation: Þverá-House, private cottage with shared facilities.

Day 4: The West Fjords
We take a morning hike in the Nature Reserve of Vatnsfjörður. The reserve is one of the gems of the West Fjords where we can enjoy observing the rich bird life and flora. The surroundings of the impressive Dynjandi waterfall is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing North to the capital of the West Fjords. On our way to Isafjörður we pass deep, sheltered fjord landscapes. In the afternoon we explore the town of Isafjörður with its lively fishing harbor. We will have dinner at the renowned local fish restaurant “Tjöruhúsið” offering the freshest seafood you can imagine! Accommodation: Gamla Guesthouse in Ísafjordur, shared facilities

Day 5: Heydalur
We will begin the day with a hike up to Mt. Bolafjall which offers a magnificient view over the fjord and the town of Bolungarvik. Close to Bolungarvik is Ósvör museum, where guests can get a glimpse into the life of fishermen of the 18th century. We drive along the Isafjarðardjúp, stopping by the outstanding seal-rocks and arrive early afternoon to the Heydalur valley where our inviting accommodation is located. You can spend the afternoon at Heydalur relaxing in the natural pool or with optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, or even angling in mountain lakes. Accommodation: Farm-Guesthouse Heydalur, private facilities

Day 6: Remote wilderness
In the morning we head for the northernmost glacier of Iceland called Drangajökull and the nearby lagoon of Kaldalón. In this remote and hidden place we can explore a terrific hiking area of Iceland. Back to Heydalur in the afternoon. Accommodation: Farm-Guesthouse Heydalur, private facilities

Day 7: Back South
We leave the adventure land of Heydalur and the West Fjords behind to drive back down to our capital. We continue to Haukadalur valley in Dalasýsla to visit the old farm house of Eiríkur Thorvaldsson, known also as Erik the Red  – the first Norse settler of Greenland. We reach Reykjavík around 18:00 hours where the varied cultural life of our capital is waiting.

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