Travelling with a group?
There are plenty of activities in the Westfjords for groups of different sizes. Some tours and activities are limited due to equipment and maximum capacity. However, most tour operators and travel agencies could split larger groups into smaller groups and offer offer alternating activities. Also Icelanders have a phrase “þetta reddast” or “it will all be okay”, this mentality is incorporated into most of our actions, so just reach out and your travel agency, tour operator or guide and they might be able to help.
Here is a little overview of some of the activities suited for different sizes of groups.
Small groups, 10-15 people
Almost all activities are suited for this size of groups. Whether it is adventures on the sea, such as kayaking, Rib-Boat Nature Safari, boat tours or winter activities such as backcountry and alpine skiing you can find it in the Westfjords. The Westfjords is also a mecca for hiking, everything from a historic walk around the town of Isafjordur, a food tasting stroll in the village Suðureyri to day hike from valley to valley.
Large groups, 15-40 people
Most activities are suited for this size of groups but you might need to split the group up for some activities such as kayaking and Rib-Boat tours. There are also a number of boat trips available, for example trips to Vigur og Grimsey both known for their abundant bird life and to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.
A visit to one of the Westfjords many museums can also be a perfect activity for a group. There are many different museums in the Westfjords their themes being everything from sorcery, sea monsters to Ósvör maritime museum.
Very large groups 40+
There are some limitations to the number of activities available for a large group. However, that does not mean we have nothing for you – there is plenty!
With a large group you can take in some of the Westfjords main attractions like Látrarbjarg bird cliff, Rauðasandur red sandy beach and the magnificent waterfall Dynjandi. But you can also enjoy activities such as boat trips to the abandoned village Hesteyri in Jökulfirðir or a visit to one of the museums.
There are also a number of guided hiking tours available, the tours differ quite in difficulties from an easy stroll to a very intensive hike.
If you are planning a trip for a large group don’t hesitate to contact a local travel agency for advice and service.