What To Do in the Westfjords

Andri Kristinsson

Iceland

What To Do in the Westfjords

The Westfjords are a stunning part of the country which many people skip on their way. With unspoiled nature, fjords, mountains and cliffs out of this world, making time for the Westfjords is highly recommended.

Recommendations

Similar to the Eastfjords, you will encounter steep mountains and deep fjords in the Westfjords. The largest town in the area is Ísafjörður which is worth a visit in the summer (roads are often closed in wintertime, although a winter-trip to the Westfjords is a great adventure). This area is also the gateway to the un-inhabited Hornstrandir Nature Reserve which offers some fantastic hiking and trekking in the summer time.

Image - Hiking Hornstrandir in Rain and Fog
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The Nature Reserve
Image - A Red Sand Beach in the Westfjords of Iceland
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Sunbathing the Icelandic way – Red sand beach (Rauðisandur)
Image - The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir, Iceland
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The Edge of the World: Hornstrandir
Image - What to do and see in the Westfjords of Iceland
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Travel Guide to Westfjords of Iceland
Image - Drive to the Edge of the World: The Westfjords
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Where waterfalls outnumber people
Image - Hornstrandir - A Nature Reserve in the Westfjords, Iceland
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The Hornstrandir peninsula - Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Image - Geothermal Pools in the Westfjords
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Swimming pools and natural hot springs in the Westfjords, Iceland