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Recreation

Some say only boring people get bored, we are not going to pass judgement on that but we will tell you that you shouldn't be bored during a visit to the Westfjords. There are endless options of tours, hikes and boat trips for you to enjoy. Do you enjoy sitting at a café enjoying the scenery or are you an adventure buff up for anything, we have something for both. 

Photo Tours

Photographing Iceland is an extremely popular activity. No surprise there as Iceland is a very photogenic country. Special photo tours are available, where participants receive guidance and advice from a professional photographer, who also selects interesting locations for photographing.

Swimming Pools

There are plenty of swimming pools all over the Westfjords.

Bicycle Tours - Biking

Cycling is an inexpensive, exhilarating and earth friendly way to tour and enjoy the country. Short and long term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Winter adventure

Icelandic nature in the grasp of winter is breathtaking and a visit to Iceland in wintertime can be quite adventurous. Many different activities such as northern lights tours, winter sports and different sightseeing tours are available. Celebrating Christmas and new year´s eve in Iceland can also be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Jeep- & Glacier Tours

There are travel agencies specialize in different kinds of jeep and super jeep tours. A good options for those who want a little more action. 

Day Tours

Day trips to the various museums, galleries and nearby natural wonders are quite enjoyable and relatively inexpensive. There is something to be found for everyone! 

City walk

Fancy a little stroll around town in the company of a guide, then a city walk just might be your thing. 

Boat Tours

From whale watching to puffin tours to northern light cruises, coast hugging trips and more, they each provide an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Kayak Tours

Kayaking is an exhilarating experience, the Westfjords have sheltered fjords and are for that reason excellent for sea kayaking.

Horse Activities

The Icelandic horse is a favorite of many and known around the world as an excellent steed. There are many horse rentals throughout the Westfjords offering short or longer rides.

Snowmobile & Snowcat Tours

There are agencies offer snowmobile or ATV tours. They are suitable for anyone looking for a little excitement and adventure while on vacation.

Northern Ligths Tour

The northern lights are a thing of beauty and a sighting will stay in your memories for a long time. There are tour operators and travel agencies that offer northern light tours.

Seal Watching

Seals are increably beautiful and entertaining creatures and they are also said to be quite curious. Seal watching is a wonderful activity for the entire family.

Seminars / Work shop

Want to do more than just sightseeing, there are a few workshops and seminars for those wanting a little more. 

Golf Courses

Golf enthusiasts have many options in choosing among excellent golf courses throughout the Westfjords.

Ice Fishing

From February to the end of April is the time for ice fishing. The most common catch is trout.

Whale Watching

Around 20 species of whale can be found in the sea surrounding the country but the most common are the beaked whale, the hump-backed whale, dolphins and a few others. Whale watching is an incredible experience for people of all ages.

Bicycle Rentals

Short and long term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Ice Climbing

It´s unlikely that anyone will ever forget the first time they tried ice climbing.

Angling

Iceland has an abundance of lakes and rivers teeming with salmon and trout and attract many anglers. The opportunities for participating are limitless.

Hiking Tours - Hiking

Hiking with or without a guide is always a popular mode of travel and many hiking trails exist.

Bird Watching

There are many places in the Westfjords of Iceland that are ideal for bird watching. Látrarbjarg cliff is the largest bird cliff in Europe and gives you fantastic views over the puffins. But there are also other places such as Vigur island, Grímsey island and Reykhólar that are amazing spots for bird enthusiast.

Team Building

The Westfjords are the perfect arena for all sorts of team building. The possibilities are almost endless.

Skiing

For those who enjoy skiing or snowboarding there are fine ski resorts throughout the country. They are generally open during the winter, snow and circumstances permitting. There is a ski-resort in Ísafjörður. 

Sea Angling

Great fun for people of all ages, sea angling trips are available all over the Westfjords of Iceland.

Family & Fun Parks

Some good family fun can be had in family parks and in playgrounds around the Westfjords. 

Geothermal baths

Few things are more cozy than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. The Westfjords has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools for you to enjoy.

Westfjords of Iceland

Towns & Villages

The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
Get to know more about them here. 

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