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Hornstrandir, Westfjords of Iceland ©Chris König

Winter Photography Tours in the Westfjords

Photographing Iceland is a very popular activity. It's no wonder, considering the country's inherently picturesque landscapes. In the remote Westfjords, there are countless stunning areas for photography enthusiasts. In winter, the rough landscape, gently covered in a fresh layer of snow, carries a unique charm along the North Atlantic's edge. Navigating this austere beauty becomes a humbling yet inspiring journey for photographers capturing moments of stillness and tranquility. In the ever-changing weather a lively and dynamic environment unfolds. Navigating icy trails, photographers can capture the raw spirit of this remote Arctic realm, crafting a series of images that encapsulate the essence of winter in the Westfjords.
Drawing by Tryggvi Magnusson

The Yulelads are coming to town

Tonight the first of the 13 Icelandic Yulelads is coming to town. They'll be arriving one by one from the mountains until the 24th of December. During this time children all over Iceland will be placing a shoe on their windowsill.

Christmas is approaching!

December is finally here! All around the Westfjords you can see how the Christmas spirit has taken over. Even though the darkness is all around us during this month (approx. only 3 hours of daylight), the region challenges it with an abundance of Christmas lights everywhere. The houses are decorated with colorful lights on the outside and inside as well. In Iceland, the festive season of Christmas, also known as Yuletide, takes centre stage as one of the most significant holiday of the year.
Photo ©Romain Charrier

Driving the Westfjords Way: New Roads, Bridges, and Scenic Marvels

The Westfjords of Iceland, with their dramatic landscapes and breathtaking fjords, have always been a hidden gem for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. However, with recent exciting infrastructure developments, exploring the Westfjords has become not only more convenient but also more alluring. Join us as we unveil the latest updates on the Westfjords Way, your gateway to the natural wonders of this rugged region.

Navigating Volcanic Activity Information for Travelers to Iceland

As you plan your Icelandic adventure, staying updated on the volcanic activity in the Reykjanes Peninsula is crucial for a safe journey

Outstanding Bolafjall Viewing platform: Road access is open for the public.

Welcome to Bolafjall, a majestic mountain in Bolungarvík, a charming fishing town just south of the Arctic circle. We are excited to announce the seasonal opening of the "Outstanding Bolafjall" viewing platform, offering visitors an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of Iceland's landscape. Commencing June 13th, 2023, the road access to this extraordinary platform has officially been opened to the public for the summer season, inviting tourists to immerse themselves in the unparalleled views that await them this summer.

Skjaldborg Documentary Festival: Celebrating the Power of Real Stories

Welcome to the Skjaldborg Documentary Festival, an annual celebration of the art of documentary filmmaking. From the 26th of May until the 29th of May 2023, the picturesque town of Patreksfjörður, Iceland, will come alive with the magic of storytelling through film. Skjaldborg is more than just a film festival; it is a vibrant platform that showcases a diverse range of compelling documentaries, inviting audiences to engage with thought-provoking stories from around the world. With its unwavering commitment to exploring both the extraordinary and the everyday, Skjaldborg has become a cherished event that sparks conversations, ignites curiosity, and celebrates the power of real stories.

Puffin Paradise: Discover the Best Places to See Puffins in Iceland's Westfjords

The Westfjords of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to witness the fascinating spectacle of puffins in their natural habitat. If you're a nature lover or a birdwatching enthusiast, you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to see these charming little birds.
Photo: Michael Neumann

Kayaking in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve: A Thrilling Adventure

Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the most remote and beautiful areas of the country. Located in the Westfjords region, it is a place of picturesque fjords, towering cliffs, and incredible wildlife. And what better way to explore this amazing area than by sea kayak? Recently, a film was released that highlights the joys and challenges of kayaking in Hornstrandir.
5 day self drive around Vestfjarðaleiðin #TheWestfjordsWay

Self drive - The Westfjords way in 5 days Summer Edition

Vestfjarðaleiðin (Icelandic for TheWestfjordsWay and pronounced ‘Vest-fyar-tha-lay-thin’) is a dramatic driving route which makes for a memorable road trip. It is real driving experience, twisting and turning, occasionally along gravel roads and through tunnels, giving visitors the freedom to choose where to stop and explore – at viewpoints, mountain tops, beaches or headlands. This article is a suggestion on how you can experience the whole Vestfjarðaleiðin (e. Westfjords Way) in action packed 5 days.
Iceland's Westfjords region is only one-fifth of the nation's size, but its circular drive covers tw…

Iceland’s Westfjords are an outdoor paradise in any season

The people of Northwestern Iceland – known as Vestfirðingar – have over the years threatened to secede from the rest of Iceland by establishing the Democratic Republic of the Westfjords. It is, thankfully, a joke, but it’s telling: the massive northernmost peninsula, home to only 7,000 people, does feel like a land of its own.
Amazing Views from the Edge of Iceland.
Photo: Haukur Sigurðsson

Unparalleled views from the Edge of Iceland

Bolungarvík is a small fishing town just south of the Arctic circle is surrounded by beautiful iconic mountains. Towering over the town we have mountains like Ernir to the south, Óshyrna to the East, Traðarhyrna to the north and Bolafjall to the Northwest. Bolafjall mountain, which is 638 meter tall, is easily accessible by road and has been a popular stop by tourist to enjoy incredible views, now the experience has gotten better.