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West Iceland

Visit West Iceland

Introduction

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.

Top itineraries in West Iceland

Journey Around Iceland

8-day Escorted tour from £2,210 pp incl. flights

Explore vibrant cities, glaciers, lagoons and volcanic landscapes on this seven-day escorted tour around Iceland.

Northern Lights Academy

8-day itinerary

Iceland is a remarkable country, jam-packed full of geological wonders and some of the most spectacular and varied scenery anywhere in the world.

Snaefellsnes and the West Fjords self-drive

6-day tailor-made self-drive

Free car hire

If you're a second-time visitor to Iceland or a first-time visitor keen to get a little more off-the-beaten-track, this eight-day self-drive visits the scenic Snaefellsnes peninsula and the lesser-known Westfjords, taking in remote villages, seabird cliffs and historic saga sites.

Ion Hotel & Reykjavik

5-day itinerary from £1,285 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Iceland is deservedly known for its dramatic landscapes and abundance of geological wonders. This five-day tailor-made self-drive tour combines a two-night stay in Iceland's charming capital Reykjavik with two-nights at Ion Hotel.

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Top places to stay in West Iceland

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

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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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