The Wild North West - Self-Drive


Arnastapi sea cliffs
Breidafjordur Bay
Sea birds of Latrabjarg cliffs
Wildlife of the Westfjords


Iceland, so different from the rest of Europe, offers many unique travel experiences and this self-drive tour to the northwest is no exception. Enjoy the freedom of having your own wheels and linger longer in places of interest. With no timetable to follow you can choose your own pace and relax each evening in a new destination under the beauty of the midnight sun.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Depart UK and arrive Keflavik. Collect your hire car and drive to Hveragerdi
Day 2. Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Stykkisholmur
Day 3. Ferry to the Westfjords and explore Latrabjarg cliffs
Day 4. Explore the fjords enroute to Isafjordur
Day 5. Further exploration of the fjords
Day 6. Return to Reykjavik via Borgarfjordur
Day 7. Return to Keflavik airport to drop off your car and depart Iceland


From £1315 per person

Departure Dates

May to September

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Leaving the city behind, explore the varied landscapes of Iceland's West Coast with its lava formations, geothermal activity and extraordinary nature, with uninhabited birds being the main residents. Snaefellsness peninsula and the sea cliffs of Arnastapi are home to thousands of kittiwakes, whilst further round the coast are important nesting grounds for Arctic terns.

Beyond lies Breidafjordur Bay, dotted with islands through which you will sail on board the ferry Baldur. You are now in the heart of the remote northwest and should visit the millions of puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills nesting on the towering sea cliffs of Latrabjarg.

As you explore the Westfjords you'll discover thermal bathing springs in the very heart of nature, thundering waterfalls and charming fishing villages boasting their own Saga folklore and history. Perhaps take a kayak out on the fjords or even a boat trip across to Isafjordarup to the final glaciated peninsula of the region.

Finally return via Borgarfjordur to Reykjavik before flying home.

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