Fjords of Iceland
Fjords of Iceland
Fjords of Iceland
8 days – 7 nights
Reykjavik, Borgarfjordur, Stykkisholmur, Flokalundur, Raudisandur, Latrabjarg, Breidavik/Patreksfjordur, Bildudalur, Isafjordur, Hesteyri, Holmavik, Laugar Saelingsdal, Budardalur
Ecology, Nature, Discover, Relaxation
This program may be operated for individual or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize
Weather and Hours of daylight
Day 1: Reykjavik
Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! Gen on board your shared transfer to Reykjavik. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland. Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers. 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 (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.
Signature option: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras |Airport transfer: Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Day 2: Reykjavik, Borgarfjordur, Stykkisholmur, Flokalundur (Unique Waterfalls, Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring, Ferry Ride among 3,000 Islands)
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. [B/D]
Day 3: Flokalundur, Raudisandur, Latrabjarg, Breidavik/ Patreksfjordur (Remote Westfjords, Stunning Bird Cliffs, Red Sand Beach, Quirky Folk Museum)
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 color 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. [B/D]
Day 4: Patreksfjordur, Bildudalur, Isafjordur (Capital of the Westfjords, Thundering Waterfall, Outdoor Nature Spa)
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 harbor is the town´s bustling center 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 specialties at the historical farm of Hrafnseyri. Dinner and overnight stay in Isafjordur. [B/T/D]
Day 5: Isafjordur (Fjord Sailing , Abandoned Settlement, Arctic Foxes)
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. [B/L]
Day 6: Isafjordur, Holmavik, Laugar Saelingsdal (Arctic Fox Center, Saga Folklore, Thermal Bathing)
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 favorite, 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. [B/T/D]
Day 7: Isafjordur, Budardalur, Borgarfjordur, Reykjavik (Birthplace of Leif Eiriksson, Volcano Hike, Dairy Farm Delights)
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. [B/T]
Day 6: Reykjavik, USA
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight. If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport. [B]
Signature option: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras | Airport transfer: Arrival via Blue Lagoon
[B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner
- Round-trip airfare USA-Reykjavik
- Arrival and departure shared transfers
- 7 nights’ accommodation in hotels of your choice
- Breakfast daily except arrival
- 4 dinners
- 1 packed lunch
- 3 tasting of Icelandic specialties
- Unique Waterfall
- Europe's Most Powerful Hot Spring
- Remote Westfjords
- Stunning Bird Cliffs
- Red Sand Beach
- Outdoor Nature Spa
- Fjord Sailing
- Abandoned Settlement
- Arctic Foxes
- Thermal Bathing
- Volcano Hike
- 6-day guided tour as per itinerary
- Ferry from Stykkisholmur to Brjanslaekur
- Entrance to Hnjotur Museum
- Boat tour to Hesteyri
- Entrance to the Arctic Fox Center
- Entrance to Eiriksstadir Museum
Not included in tour
- Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
- Travel insurance
- Wi-Fi at hotels
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Extras and gratuities
- Early check-in, late check-out (Most hotels begin check-in around 2:00pm).
- Expenses of personal nature
- Porterage at airport and hotels
- Optional tours and activities
- Any service not specifically listed under "included"
- Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site)
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
From: $1,945 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
Cities and sites
The program was designed with private services; however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: IS06REK21VT
The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
- If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
- In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
- Booking both air an land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
- We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.
Optional tours and activities:
|Day 1 or 6||Non-guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure||Flexible|
|Day 2||Rib Safari boat tour - Small Islands trip||1 hour|
|Viking tours boat tour - Circle boat tour||1.5 hours|
We strongly recommend that you book these optional tours in advance due to high demand of these activities. Book in advance.