westfjords


The Westfjords, the gnarled fingers of land that reach from northwest Iceland into the Atlantic, are not the easiest place to travel. Covered in snow several months of the year, they are a remote and rugged region. However those who do make the trip will find one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of Iceland, where mountains slope to […]

Where to Stay in the Westfjords


The Westfjords are one of the most spectacular areas in all of Iceland, boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. However, due to its location outside the famous Ring Road (a popular route for travelers that circumnavigates Iceland’s central land area), the region isn’t heavily visited. Couple that with a harsh landscape and unforgiving weather for nine months […]

Four Things to Do in the Westfjords





Hornstrandir is one of the most remote places in Iceland. The area, the northernmost spot in the Westfjords, is a nature reserve and is only accessible in summer. There are no roads in Hornstrandir either, so getting there is further complication. Here’s how to make the trip. Organized tours By far the easiest way to get to Hornstrandir is by […]

How to Get to Hornstrandir


Despite its small size, Iceland is a deceptively large country to travel across. Due the inhospitable nature of the rugged and snowy interior, it’s impossible to drive across in winter (and should only be undertaken with the proper training and equipment in summer), so in order to travel from Reykjavik to the northeastern side of the country, you’ll need to […]

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