The otherworldly beautiful stage around the western part of Iceland. Uninhabited lands, glacier and hiking.
The plan is to visit a glacier, many fjords, see red sandy beaches, the trip ends in Reykjavik.
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Ísafjörđur → Westfjords → Patreksfjörður, 110nm
We start from Ísafjörđur and begin to explore The Westfjords Peninsula, a region of the western fjords of Iceland.
Along the way we may see the edge of a glacier, as Ísafjörður, literally means ‘Ice fjord’.
On our way we’ll see waterfalls that carry water into the ocean right off the coastal cliffs.
Patreksfjörður → Rauðisandur → Ólafsvík, 70nm
Rauðisandur is a beautiful red sand beach in a very remote area in the Westfjords of Iceland. The sand gets its colour from pulverized scallop shells, that’s why it is red.
Most beaches in Iceland are black sanded because of volcanic ash. But beaches in the western fjords are not on this list because there is no volcanic activity there, same goes for people.
From the beaches and the western peninsula we’ll cross the bay to the Snæfellsjökull National Park.
Ólafsvík → Arnarstapi, 30nm
Arnarstapi is a village on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, at the foot of Stapafell mountain. We can walk to this mountain on foot.
There are people all over the world who believe in in the supernatural power of Stapafell. They spare no expense and effort to get to Arnastapi and recharge the energy of the magical mountain.
The coast here boasts such great birdwatching opportunities, as well as admiring lava trails and landforms.
Arnarstapi → Reykjavík, 60nm
Reykjavík means 'smoky cove’; the first settlers named it so after being impressed by the columns of steam from the hot springs.
It is home to 64% of the country's population. Despite the fact that Reykjavik is located in the North Atlantic, the climate here is more favorable than in many other cities at the same latitude (64°). The average winter temperature is comparable to that of New York City.
Picture on the right shows Hallgrímskirkja, a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík. It is designed to resemble the trap rocks, mountains and glaciers of Iceland's landscape.
🛬 Ísafjörður [IFJ]
🛫 Keflavík [KEF]