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”Iceland’s Best Kept Secret” Westfjords Deluxe Tours

The steep majestic cliffs, coloured sandy creeks, incredible birdlife, unspoiled wild nature, natural hot pools in remote locations – the silence and tranquillity. Another Iceland - yet only 35 minutes away from Reykjavik. Exquisite tours that leave no one untouched. Ideal for those who want to get off the main path to experience the incredible Westfjords.

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The “Best of Westfjords“ in 4 days Day 1 - TUE

Flight from Reykjavík to Bíldudalur. Southern Westfjords: Patreksfjörður

Day 2 - WED

The Grand West: Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur & Colourful Sandy Creeks Fish&Dine Adventure / Panoramic Sailing & Sea Angling & your catch for dinner in Patreksfjörður

Day 3 - THU

Southern and Central Westfjords: Tálknafjörður, Bíldudalur, mystique Selárdalur, Dynjandi waterfall, Þingeyri

Day 4

Northern Westfjords: Fisherman’s Village, Ísafjörður & surrounding, Bird Island Vigur

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Day 5 - SAT

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Flight from Ísafjörður to Reykjavík


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Westfjords Winterbreak The Northern Lights in the winter, which are the brightest in Iceland and have guided the fishermen for centuries in times of winter darkness, together with the bright shining moonlight. You will certainly experience a unique adventure.

The most relaxing way Excursion Tours

Exciting to the most amazing You will beexcursion taken ontours a surprising adventure on natural a 4×4 Suwonders.Weather Leave theand car road behind, sit back, relax and fully per-Jeep. conditions permitting you enjoy the spectacular scenery under local guidance. will get to visit the majestic stunning Látrabjarg, the western-most point of Iceland and the biggest bird-cliff in Eu-

Westfjords Summerbreak 1. The Grand West & Rauðasandur Visit–Látrabjarg the stunning remote Westfjords in

summer, only Walk on Europe’s largest bird cliff, the stunning Látrabjarg, the 35 minutes away by flight. Truly different, the Westfjords region is often toEnjoy as Another Iceland, strongly western-most pointreferred of Europe. the amazing world of bird recommended visit by Planet and travel bloglife and incredibleto nature. TheLonely stillness and pristine beauty of gers as Iceland’s Best Kept Secret, with its steep cliffs, Rauðasandur is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Enjoy the deep fjords, highofmountains and colourful whitenature. sandy impressive diversity natural wonders and unspoiled beaches. Unsurpassable and “must see” sites, which create unforgettable memories. On this tour, we take you to a surprising adventure on a 4x4 Super-Jeep. You get to see the majestic stunning Majestic Naturepoint of Iceland and the Látrabjarg,Pristine the western-most Látrabjarg is the largest seabird in the Northern Atlanbiggest bird-cliff in Europe colony (bird season April-August), tic. Walking on the edge of the cliff with local guidance and Rauðasandur, the unique red coloured beachand set enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic nature, is an unforgetamidst black cliffs and turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean. table adventure. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in

rope, and Rauðasandur, the unique red coloured beach set amidst black cliffs and turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean. Our local guide will take you to a seal colony where they are often seen at a close range. Learn about these playful and curious animals, and because of their curiosity you can expect to get some excellent pictures of these beautiful creatures in picturesque landscape. After the tour you can relax in one of the many natural hot pools, and if lucky, admire the northern lights. Experience the true adventure of the winter weather.

Our local guide will take you to a seal colony where grey seals and/or harbor seals are often seen at a close range. Learn about these playful and curious animals, because of their curiosity you can expect to get some excellent pictures of these beautiful creatures in picturesque landscape. At the end of the day, relax in one of the many natthe world to photograph puffins. Rauðasandur is Iceland’s ural spring pools. most famous beach, red coloured in beautiful settings of black cliffs and blue ocean. It’s a wonderful place to fill your soul and Arnarfjörður is widely considered the most beautiful camera with memories. fjord in the Westfjords for its diverse landscape, and while driving to the impressive waterfall Dynjandi, one of Way of Life in the days waterfalls in Iceland the most beautiful andold photogenic Learn at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur how local we will experience magnificent mountains and apeople view lived in old days, utilized the bird cliff and even rescued foreign over this beautiful fjord. fishermen from stranded ships under the steep cliffs.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Winterbreak: 1. Sept. - 30. April Summerbreak: 1. May. - 30. August Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun Place of depart: Ernir Airport, Reykjavík

Duration: 2 days / 1 night Age limit: No limit

Included: Guided jeep tours, domestic flight by Eagle Air, overnight at the cosy comfortable Hotel WEST in Patreksfjörður and a two course dinner. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and good shoes recommended.

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Multi-Day Tours

Westfjords Combo Tours On these unique one-week Westfjords Combo tours, you get two days excursions to the top three attractions in Westfjords, one day in adventure recreation and four days that best fit your interest – self-drive, hiking or outdoor activities – choose between:

Westfjords Combo - Excursion and Self-drive Day 1 - TUE Day 2 - WED Day 3 - THU Day 4 -7 - FRI-MON Day 8 - TUE

Flight Reykjavík – Bíldudalur. Arrival to Patreksfjörður The Grand West. Excursion Tour Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur & more Fish & Dine: Sea Angling & your Catch for Dinner The Short Westfjords Circle. Excursion Tour. Dynjandi waterfall, mystique Selárdalur, Vatnsfjörður Nature Reserve Self-Drive. Explore Westfjords at your own leisure Multiple itineraries & accommodation. Quality cars on-site at your disposal Whale or seal watching. Flight to Reykjavík

Westfjords Combo - Excursion and Hiking Day 1 - TUE Day 2 - WED Day 3 - THU Day 4 - 7 - FRI-MON

Day 8 - TUE

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Flight Reykjavík – Bíldudalur. Arrival to Patreksfjörður The Grand West. Excursion Tour Látrabjarg, Rauðasandur & more Fish & Dine: Sea Angling & your Catch for Dinner The Short Westfjords Circle. Excursion Tour. Dynjandi waterfall, mystique Selárdalur, Vatnsfjörður Nature Reserve Hiking - Látrabjarg - The Wonder World of Látrabjarg Hiking - Rauðasandur - Skor lighthouse Rauðasandur and the forbidden romance Hiking - Between Two Fjords - The French, English, Dutch & German sailors Hiking - Why the name ICELAND? - In the footsteps of Viking Raven Flóki Whale or seal watching. Flight to Reykjavík


Excurstion Tours

The most relaxing way Excursion Tours

Exciting excursion tours to the most amazing natural wonders. Leave the car behind, sit back, relax and fully enjoy the spectacular scenery under local guidance.

1. The Grand West

–Látrabjarg & Rauðasandur Walk on Europe’s largest bird cliff, the stunning Látrabjarg, the western-most point of Europe. Enjoy the amazing world of bird life and incredible nature. The stillness and pristine beauty of Rauðasandur is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Enjoy the impressive diversity of natural wonders and unspoiled nature. Unsurpassable and “must see” sites, which create unforgettable memories.

Majestic Pristine Nature Látrabjarg is the largest seabird colony in the Northern Atlantic. Walking on the edge of the cliff with local guidance and enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic nature, is an unforgettable adventure. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in

the world to photograph puffins. Rauðasandur is Iceland’s most famous beach, red coloured in beautiful settings of black cliffs and blue ocean. It’s a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.

Way of Life in the old days Learn at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur how local people lived in old days, utilized the bird cliff and even rescued foreign fishermen from stranded ships under the steep cliffs.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

Duration: Approx. 6 hours Days: Mon, Wed, Fri Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended.

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2. Splendid Combination –Dynjandi waterfall & villages Arnarfjörður is widely considered the most beautiful fjord in the Westfjords because of its diverse landscape, magnificent mountains and the impressive waterfall Dynjandi, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Admire the highest mountain in the Westfjords, Kaldbakur and bathe in a remote hot spring pool surrounded by the beautiful Icelandic nature.

The most impressive waterfall The great waterfall Dynjandi, is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords, about 100 meters high and up to 60 meters wide. A hiking path leads up to the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing visitors to come close enough to touch the water as it tumbles down into the depths. Despite the isolation the nearby village Bíldudalur is vivid, with a high level of cultural life such as The Sea Monster Museum, which demonstrates tales of sea monsters that played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. Tálknafjörður used to be a base for Dutch fishermen and merchants, who named it Greenfjord. The tidy fishing village is known for its natural hot pots, the swimming pool and rich bird life on the white sandbank.

How do you name a country? We travel in the footsteps of Raven-Flóki, the first Norseman to sail to Iceland in the year AD 865. With three ravens for navigation to the uninhabited island, he came ashore in Vatnsfjörður, climbed up a mountain from where he spotted a large fjord, full of ice. Consequently he named the entire land: Iceland. The historical significance of this site is monumental. We will be next to Raven-Flóki’s scenic point.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

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Duration: Approx. 6 hours Days: Tue, Thu, Sat Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to the Sea Monster Museum. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. Don´t forget your swimsuit.


Nature Tours

Sensational Experience Nature Tours

The largest seabird colony in the Northern Atlantic, sunbathing seals and panoramic cliffs and beaches. So majestic and big, yet so close. Bring the camera.

1. Seal Colony at Rauðasandur Rauðasandur (Red Sand) close to the Látrabjarg cliffs, takes its name from the colour of the sand on the coast. Rauðasandur is one of the most spectacular sites of Iceland, confined by magnificent landscape on both sides; red coloured sand in beautiful settings of black cliffs and blue ocean. Our local guide will take you to a seal colony where grey seals and/or harbour seals are often seen at a close range. In the summer over 100 seals take advantage of the sun and sand at Rauðasandur, sunbathing and resting on the beach. In early spring mothers lie on the sand with their young. Later in the

summer you can watch as the pups take their first steps to adulthood. A ride or an easy walk with our expert guide along the sandy beach to the seal colony at Rauðasandur is an adventure, as we try not to disturb the animals. Learn about these playful and curious animals. Because of their curiosity you can expect to get some excellent pictures of these beautiful animals in picturesque landscape.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 18. June - 30. April Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: Variable, seek info.

Duration: Approx. 2 hours Age limit: No limit

Included: Transportation and local guidance in English. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. Photo of seals: Rut Hallgrimsdóttir

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2. Bird Watching Tours The bird watching season in the Westfjords of Iceland begins in April, with May and June offering the best opportunity of seeing the widest variety of species. Throughout the season you see the birds arriving and settling, nesting, preserving their eggs, feeding their young ones and finally coaching them to fly and coping with the real world. Daylight is long, up to 24 hours in the summer, so you will have plenty of time to devote for sheer enjoyable bird watching at different stages of the season. Látrabjarg is the largest seabird colony in the Northern Atlantic. It is claimed to be the best place in the world to photograph puffins. Why? Because they haven’t been hunted there, which make the puffins more relaxed towards humans. Many other species are found in Látrabjarg cliff such as razorbills, the Brunnich’s and Common guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars, cormorants and shags, just to name a few. The local guide will take you to the best places in the neighbouring area to watch and photograph species, that you would hardly find on your own, such as White Tailed Eagle, Gyrfalcons, Great Northern Divers, Red-throated Divers, etc. We offer both private individual and group tours.

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3. Private Photography Tours The tour is designed to help you locate and photograph Westfjords’ most amazing natural attractions as well as hidden treasures. The tour is ideal for individual photographers and small groups of 2 to 4. All tours are tailored to your exact needs, interests and schedule. You will get personal attention helping you to capture the images that best express your unique experience.


Jeep Tours

Unforgettable adventure Jeep Tours

The region of the southern Westfjords with its remote and rugged roads is perfect for Super Jeep Tours. Super Jeep Tours are adventurous super value trips and include one of the most thrilling off-road trails in Iceland. Pick an unusual way to explore the countryside and have some thrilling moments in safe hands of experienced guides. An absolute must for the adventurous heart. Our Jeep tours start at the Tourist Centre in Patreksfjörður.

1. Pearls of the Westfjords This tour will take us to the majestic 441m high Látrabjarg cliff. While exploring the magical birdlife of the largest seabird colony in the Northern Atlantic, we will learn about the utilization history of the cliff and the famous rescue achievement in 1947. Driving the rough track towards the deserted Keflavík you will enjoy the magnificent view over Rauðasandur, Breiðavík and Látravík.

Steep rough roads and thrilling drive The steep rough high altitude road to Kollsvík, provide a thrilling drive and literally a “helicopter’s view” over Hænuvík,

and the opening of the two fjords of Patreksfjörður and Tálknafjörður. The large sandy beach of Rauðasandur is one of the most spectacular sites of Iceland. The red sand glows in the summer light, gathering its colour from crushed scallop shells. We will stop by the French Café at Rauðasandur before we head off back to Patreksfjörður for a dinner and photo sharing after a memorable day.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

Duration: Approx. 8 hours Days: On request Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended.

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2. The Cultural West Enjoy the magnificent valleys, giant cliffs and yellow coloured beaches of Ketildalir and the beautiful remote valley Selárdalur, on the west side of Arnarfjörður. We visit the extraordinary museum of outdoor works, the Art Museum of Samúel Jónsson, a self educated artist who could finally devote himself to his passion for art when becoming a pensioner. There is a variety of big sculptures, paintings and colourful houses in this remote and isolated place. On our way through the historic, vivid Bíldudalur town, we examine tales of sea monsters at the Sea Monster Museum.

Tálknafjörður is renowned for the small tidy fishing village, geothermal water, rich bird life on the white sandbank. We explore both sides of the fjord including Europe's western most grove, the ruins of Suðureyri's whaling station and rest our legs in the local natural hot spring pool Pollurinn.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM (On request)

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Duration: Approx. 8 hours Days: On request Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to the Sea Monster Museum. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. Don´t forget the swimsuit.


Jeep Tours

3. The Crown Jewel of Kjaran‘s “Avenue“ Enjoy the exceptional Kjaran’s avenue, which is anything but an avenue. This is a unique road construction claimed to be mission impossible, named after its builder who made the road in his own spare time by a small bulldozer. Near Svalvogar, the one-way jeep track is carved into the mountain, which looms above you and the steep cliffs are almost vertical under your feet down to the ocean. On the stony beach of Skútabjörg, one better be aware of sea tide. This is one of the most incredible road constructions in Iceland and the scenery en-route is incomparable. This magnificent tours leaves no one untouched for its unique landscape and sheer thrilling drive experience.

We get close to Kaldbakur, the highest mountain in Westfjords and might hike the top to enjoy incomparable scenery, weather and road conditions permitting. Alternatively we take the old winding main road through Hrafnseyrarheiði, which is closed for 6-8 months every year due to snow. Various stops and refreshments on our way.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Moderate Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM (On request)

Duration: Approx. 7 hours Days: On request Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to Hrafnseyri museum. Tips: Warm outdoor clothing and good shoes recommended.

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Bicycle Tours

The Cycle Thrill Bicycle Tours

Enjoy the Westfjords in the most intimate way. Guided biking tours are great for those who want to get close to the unspoiled nature. It is an unforgettable experience to see the stunning sites of the Southern Westfjords on a bike. A combination of fun, action, and a safe and scenic experience. We offer a wide variety of exciting trips available from Westfjords Adventures office. You can also rent a bike and travel on your own.

Rauðasandur, the Iceland’s most famous beach, red colored in a beautiful setting of black cliffs and blue sea. rich of stillness, tranquillity and pristine beauty. This is a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.

will ride down hairpin curves and in a minute and the stunning view will meet us. What a WOW moment! The French coffeehouse at Rauðasandur welcomes us with a cup of chocolate or a cup of coffee and a traditional Icelandic waffle. Enjoying the view over the sand from the terrace is a great experience.

From there we will cycle to the bottom of the fjord, stop to enjoy nature, birdlife and the stange sight; the steelboat Garðar. There you will get the explanation of the excistence of that boat. Now our way leads uphill, over the mountain Skersfjall. From the top of that mountain we

After a good rest you have the choice of bicycling back, up the steep hill and get a good exercise OR our car will take you back to Patreksfjörður where you can sit and relax at our local swimmingpool in the hottub, with the amazing view over the fjord.

1. The Wow Tour

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

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Duration: Approx. 4 hours Days: Mon, Wed, Sun Age limit: 12 years

Included: Local guidance in English, bike, helmet and transportation. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack, water bottle and light shoes.


Bicycle Tours

2. Fjord Wandering

From Tálknafjörður we will cycle to Sveinseyri, with its own world of magnificent birdlife and white sandy beaches. We will visit Sellátrar, old abandoned and remote farm, now used as a summer cabin. Though it has always been the opinion of experts that trees are unable to grow in this area you find the western-most grove in Europe at Arnarstapi. In the shore below are some remains of fisherman’s huts, since until 1930 this was a popular place for fishermen to row out. It is said that Arnarstapi is an energy centre where you can recharge all your energy levels. Trip difficulty: Moderate Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

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Duration: Approx. 5 hours Days: Mon, Wed, Sun Age limit: 12 years

3. Bird Cliffs and Beautiful Beaches

From Patreksfjörður we drive 60 km to the Látrabjarg cliffs with the bikes. Breath-taking landscape, white sand beaches, the turquoise colour of the ocean - the unique characteristics of Southern Westfjords - are all around us. Látrabjarg is the western-most point of Europe, stunning high cliff of 14 km and up to 440 m high, the biggest sea bird colony in the Northern Atlantic. This is the best place in the world to photograph puffins and other sea birds. The rare magnificent grey seals might be lying under the cliffs. It is a great fun to cycle from Látrabjarg to the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur, in which we learn about people's lifestyle in the old Trip difficulty: Difficult Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

The hot spring pool Pollurinn is located in the hillside just outside the village of Tálknafjörður. It is a great way to relax after the bicycle tour and admire the extraordinary view over the fjord. On this tour you will get intimate encounter with incredible nature and great birdlife. The tour is especially recommended for nature lovers and photographers.

Included: Local guidance in English, bike, helmet and transportation. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack, water bottle and light shoes. Don´t forget your swimsuit.

days, how they rescued foreign fishermen from stranded ships under the Látrabjarg cliffs, and how important Látrabjarg and the sea were in the locals' life. From Hnjótur we will cycle to Rauðasandur, the Iceland’s most famous beach, red coloured in a beautiful setting of black cliffs and blue sea. The local guide will take you to incredible viewpoints. The highlights of this tour are intimate encounter with wild nature, stunning landscape, amazing birdlife, speed, action and culture.

Duration: Approx. 9 hours Days: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat Age limit: 12 years

TOUR INFO

Included: Local guidance in English, bike, helmet and transportation. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack, water bottle and light shoes.

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Hiking Tours

The Great West Hikes Hiking Tours

High mountains, beautiful beaches and colourful sandy creeks: mother nature provides the wonders and you enjoy the adventure. Rich flora and fauna makes the trip even more memorable. Walk in the footsteps of Viking Raven-Flóki, Iceland’s name giver, enjoy the enormous bird colonies and rest tired legs in the many wonderful natural hot spring pools.

1. The Wonder World of Látrabjarg Walking on the edges of the cliff with local guides and enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic nature is an unforgettable adventure. Látrabjarg is one of the most beautiful natural sites of Iceland, the largest sea bird colony in the Northern Atlantic and marks the western-most point of Europe. The cliff itself is the habitat of millions of seabirds which can be seen on the walk along the edge of the cliff, such as puffins, razorbills, fulmars, guillemots and many more. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in the world to photograph puffins because of how close you can get to them on the cliff. The local guide will take you to an unforgettable hiking tour around the area.

Travel back in time at the Heritage museum On the way back to Patreksfjörður we will stop at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur. In this interesting museum we will learn how local people lived in the old days, examine their cultural values, and how they rescued sailors from stranded ships under the steep cliffs.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Moderate Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

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Duration: Approx. 8 hours Days: Tue, Thu, Sat Age limit: 12 years

Included: Local guidance in English, transportation and admission fee to the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack and water bottle. Please wear hiking boots.


Hiking Tours

2. Rauðasandur - breathtaking landscape Rauðasandur is one of Iceland’s most spectacular sites and most famous beach, red coloured in a beautiful setting of black cliffs and blue ocean. If weather and visibility are good we can see all the way to Snæfellsjökull glacier. The Rauðasandur sandy beach takes its colours from pulverized scallop shells that have accumulated over the centuries. Seals are often seen on the beach, even sunning with their offspring.

Forbidden romance Our local guide will professionally lead the way through a breath-taking landscape and tell local stories, such as of the forbidden romance between adulterous couple at the farm Sjöundaá in the beginning of the 18th century, which has been dealt with in Icelandic literature and theatricals for decades. We will stop at the French Café to enjoy the beautiful view and unique tranquillity of Rauðasandur.

TOUR INFO Trip difficulty: Easy Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

Duration: Approx. 5 hours Days: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English and transportation. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing. We recommend that you bring a backpack and water bottle. Please wear hiking boots.

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Hiking Tours

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TOUR TOURINFO INFO Trip difficulty: Moderate Season: 1. May - 15. September Place of depart: Patreksfjörður WA Office Time of depart: 9 AM

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Duration: Approx. 5 hours Days: Mon, Wed, Sun Age limit: No limit

Included: Local guidance in English and transportation. Tips: Advisable to wear comfortable warm clothing and hiking boots. We recommend that you bring a backpack and water bottle.


Boat Tours

Boat Tours Boat Tours Let us show you the beautiful scenery of Patreksfjörður Let us show you the beautiful scenery of Patreksfjörður and surroundings from sea. Our boat tours are the ideal and surroundings fromasea. Ourday. boatEnjoy tours the are the ideal way of relaxing after great extreme way of relaxing great day. Enjoy extreme natural beauty ofafter the atall cliffs and the the magnificent natural beauty of the tall cliffs and the magnificent mountains. mountains.

Sea Angling

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Fish on and This is the icing thedine cake! After a successful sea angling This ishave the icing theprepared cake! Afterfora successful sea angling tour, your on catch lunch or dinner at a tour, have your catch prepared for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. The chefs are happy to make you local restaurant. chefs are happycourses to make you on a memorable time, The preparing delicious based memorable preparing delicious basedthat, on your catch oftime, the day. It doesn’t get any courses fresher than your it? catch of the day. It doesn’t get any fresher than that, does does it? Panoramic Sailing Sailing SailingPanoramic under the tall steep cliff of Tálkni, rich of bird life and Sailing underlandscape, the tall steep cliffno of one Tálkni, rich of bird life and magnificent leaves untouched. If lucky you magnificent landscape, no one untouched. If the lucky you may see whales jumpingleaves and blowing further out in ocean mayseabirds see whales jumping and blowing outcaptain in the ocean and catching their food at sea.further Our local guide and seabirds catchingtotheir food at Our local captain guide draws your attention whatever is sea. worth watching. Departure draws attention to whatever is worth watching. Departure at 9 PMyour (21:00) or at request. at 9 PM (21:00) or at request.

Whale Watching

Whale Whales are Watching increasingly seen in the waters of Whales are increasingly seen the waters of Patreksfjörður, especially in the earlyinsummer. When our Patreksfjörður, especially early summer. our local captain guides catchinathe glimpse of these When distinctive local captain a glimpse of set these visitors in the guides ocean, catch we quickly react and up adistinctive schedule visitors in the ocean, we quickly react andthe set whales up a schedule of Whale Watching tours. Incidentally are as of Whale Watching tours. Incidentally the whales arethey as curious about the nearby boat as we are to see them, and curious about the boat nearby as wetheir are to see them, they surface near the toboat quench curiosity. Theand species surface near theare boat to quench curiosity. The species most often seen humpbacks andtheir porpoises. most often seen are humpbacks and porpoises. 17


More Services

More Services In addition to our guided tours we offer a variety of services to make your visit to the Westfjords exactly as you like it. Whether you need a rental car, a bike or would like to experience or participate in some local activities, Westfjords Adventures will help you get the most out of your visit.

Rent a bike + shuttle Biking is a great way to get around and experience the wonderful nature of southern Westfjords. Rent a TREK mountain bike with variety of accessories tailored for your needs. We offer brand new high quality bikes, equipped with a helmet, lock and a map, of all the great routes around the area, estimated duration, elevations and downswings. We assist our customers in choosing the ideal routes for experiencing the magnificent nature. We offer a ride with the bicycle at the beginning of the tour or a pick up service at the end of an enjoyable biking tour. Perfect for bikers, nature lovers and photographers, who prefer a different way of exploring the area. We depart in the morning and pick you up in the afternoon.

Are you up for a challenge? If you really want to race yourself, participate in our Westfjords Bike Challenge. You get special awards for finishing one or two of our specially selected biking routes. Those who manage to get through our three most challenging routes get extra bonus.

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Self-drive tours Book your self-drive tour or EUROPCAR rent-a-car with us. You can pick up the car at KeflavĂ­k airport or in ReykjavĂ­k. We will make a day-to-day itinerary to/around the Westfjords, tailored to your needs and wishes. We take care of all your lodging arrangements before you start your journey. The itinerary will cover all the highlights of the region and if you have special interests or requests, we will find a way to meet them in the itinerary to make your trip as memorable as possible.

Car Rental Iceland offers travellers an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. Enjoy the freedom of having your own transport in the beautiful surroundings of Westfjords. We offer passenger and 4WD cars which are suitable for your journey. Renting a car is easy as Westfjords Adventures is an agent for Europcar. With 16 rental locations around Iceland it is easy to have a one way rent. Pick up the car in one place and return it in another.


More Services

Booking service Let us help you plan your trip. Whether you would like to explore the amazing Westfjords on your own by renting a car/bike or take a tour with local guides, we can help you arrange your trip. We have good experience in planning trips tailored to every travellers need. Our staff knows the region very well and is happy to help. We can make all the necessary arrangements that you need for your trip, you can relax and enjoy the trip without worry.

The Annual Walking Festival

The Annual Walking Festival runs every year in June. A gentle stroll or a serious trek, there is no better way to discover the beautiful landscape of the southern Westfjords than on foot. We offer a good choice of walks for all ages and abilities, with emphasis on culture, history and nature. It is a week in paradise for nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers. The highlight is our midnight solstice hiking along Hotels, hostels and guesthouses Whether you need to book a guesthouse, hotel, hostel, ferry the edge of Látrabjarg cliffs in the midnight sunlight – a ticket, flight, rental car or something else, do not hesitate to sensational experience! Don’t forget to make a reservation contact us. Westfjords Adventures will help you get the most before 1st of June. Further information can be found by sending an e-mail to info@wa.is. out of your visit.

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Discover, explore and enjoy the amazing unique Westfjords and western-most part of Europe

Fisherman‘s Village (Suðureyri) Vigur

Ísafjörður

Djúpavík Svalvogar

Heydalur Þingeyri

Selárdalur

Dynjandi

Bíldudalur Tálknafjörður Patreksfjörður

Hólmavík

Flókalundur Brjánslækur

Látrabjarg Rauðasandur

Reykhólar

Westfjords Adventures wa.is / info@wa.is / Tel. +354 456 5006 Þórsgata 8a / 450 Patreksfjörður / Iceland

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