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West Iceland

Visit West Iceland


Western Iceland is often overlooked in favour of the thundering waterfalls and hissing thermals that dominate the rest of the country. This is a quieter region, less populated, less visited and so one of the best kept secrets in Iceland.

This small fertile corner of the country gushes with cool rivers and streams attracting hundreds of spawning salmon. At Hraunfossar clear water emerges from within seemingly solid rock in an intricate network of cascades, while beneath the ground some of the largest lava caves in Iceland lie hidden.

The main attraction in western Iceland is the Snæfellsjökull National Park and its surrounding peninsula. The popularity of the isolated Western Fjords are also on the increase as visitors seek out ever more secluded retreats.


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Top places to stay in West Iceland

Hotel Husafell

Hotel Husafell, West Iceland

Contemporary hotel

Surrounded by Iceland’s natural wonders: glaciers, lava caves, geothermal spas, waterfalls and the Northern Lights, Hotel Husafell commands a prime location in West Iceland and offers comfortable accommodation, traditional cuisine and an array of activities to satisfy any adventurer

Where to go in West Iceland

Snaefellsjokull National Park

Capped by glacial ice flows, the mighty strata volcano Snæfellsjökull towers over Snæfellsjökull National Park. The setting for Jules Verne's book, 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', the sides of this volcano are streaked with solidified lava flows and basalt formations.

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