West Fjords Panorama Circle

Dive into a paradise of deep fjords, picturesque mountains and vivid puffin colonies at the West Fjord Panorama Circle tour. Let yourself be adventurous, and try this tour out!

Prices starting from
ISK 104,000 per person*

Summer & autumn
1+ people
05 days
Guided/self-drive tour

(*) Displayed price based on self-drive with 4 people with a Navigate type vehicle and Economy accommodation in shoulder season for 2017.

This Iceland Highlights tour takes you to a completely different world off the beaten path. You start your adventure at the remote region of Strandir. The kilometres of meandering gravel roads spark your curiosity, and make you looking forward to the next attractions along the circle. You have a chance to visit Europe´s westernmost point and famous bird cliff Látrabjarg where puffins can be easily spotted. One of the secret hot springs might come across your way, and even simple driving through this beauty-land of quiet, calm and unspoiled nature definitely soothes your senses. Highly recommended.

What's included in the West Fjords Panorama Circle tour?

Included in this tour

Not included in this tour

  • Gasoline / Diesel
  • Personal Travel Insurances
  • Additional activities
  • Meals or drinks
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Parking and road tunnel fees
  • Ferry cost between Brjánslækur and Stykkishólmur
  • Any services not listed under list of included items

Explore the West Fjords Panorama Circle tour day-by-day

  1. Day 1 Hólmavík - Strandir

    The first destination is a town of Hólmavík, gateway to Westfjords, where you can visit Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum. Then you drive along the coast to Strandir, the most isolated part, where it is more likely to come across sheep or seagulls, rather than people. You might find there natural hot springs. The first accommodation is set in Hólmavík area.

    Driving distance is +-225km.

  2. Day 2 Ísafjörður - Bolungarvík

    Next destination is Ísafjördur, the capital of Westfjords and the largest town in the region. On the way there you drive along numerous fjords surrounded by monumental steep slopes from one side and dark blue water from another. You can ramble on the streets of Ísafjörður and enjoy its historical 18th century buildings and fine selection of restaurants offering traditional westfjord food. Just a little further, on the fjordhead, there is Bolungarvík, a small fishing town worth s visit. Overnight stay in Ísafjörður area.

    Driving distance is +-254km.

  3. Day 3 Patreksfjörður

    Today you explore many of the spectacular fjords on your journey to Patreksfjörður. You pass Hrafnseyri, the birthplace of Jón Sigurdsson, who affected the battle for independence and Dynjandi, the most dramatic and impressive waterfall of the whole peninsula. In beautiful Arnarfjörður we recommend to take a detour and drive all the way to Selárdalur. The final destination is the largest village of the area - Patreksfjörður - where you stay overnight.

    Driving distance is +-170km.

  4. Day 4 Látrabjarg - Rauðisandur - Brjánslækur

    One of the greatest highlights of the tour is scheduled for today. From Patreksfjörður, you drive through a rural area to see the famous bird cliff, Látrabjarg. It is up to 400 meters high, and mobbed by nesting seabirds. You can walk all the way to the edge of the cliff and get really close especially to tame puffins. Látrabjarg is also considered Europe's westernmost point. After enjoying the walk in the roaring bird kingdom you drive to Rauðisandur. It is a unique beach with red and deep pink sands in contrast to typical for Iceland black ones. From there you continue your ride along the south coast. Overnight stay in the area.

    Driving distance is +-148km.

  5. Day 5 Reykjavík

    You start heading back to Reykjavík. Firstly you continue driving along the fjords with the stunning views from the road. The monumental mountains of Snæfellsnes Peninsula serve breathtaking passage on the way to the West Iceland's coast. You drive via Borgarnes where you can travel in time in the Settlement Center. Arrival in Reykjavík is scheduled for the evening.

    Driving distance is +-338km.

  6. Day 6 Flatey - Stykkishólmur (optional)

    Alternatively, upon request, you may hop on a ferry over to Stykkishólmur in Snæfellsnes via Flatey, a small charming island in Breiðarfjörður. Stykkishólmur is an old fishing town with charming colourful houses and fairly good choice of restaurants. It is recommended to try Icelandic cuisine in the town before heading back to Reykjavik.

Day 1 - Hólmavík
Day 2 - Bolungarviík
Day 2 - Ísafjörður
Day 3 - Patreksfjörður
Day 4 - Brjánslækur
Day 4 - Látrabjarg
Day 5 - Flatey
Day 5 - Stykkisholmur
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Please note that the route can change due to weather and/or road conditions.

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Please note that this tour is only available between July 1st and October 15th 2017 (and 2018).

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