The Westfjords Photography Tour is perfect. Lonely Planet has nominated the Westfjords as one of the 10 top regions in the world to visit.
This is the hidden gem in photography in Iceland. Lonely Planet has nominated the Westfjords as one of the 10 top regions in the world to visit. On this tour we focus on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Latrabjarg, one of the largest bird cliffs in the world with over one million puffins as well as Common Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittywakes etc., fjords carved by the last ice age with white and yellow beaches and deep blue sea; waterfalls, abandoned farms as well as the people, and the culture of the region.
This 8 day tour around the gem of Iceland will bring you so much of unique Iceland. See the bullet points below or scroll for detailed description.
Djupavik is a sheltered bay in the Strandir district of northwest Iceland. It is a remote region, largely untouched by modern developments where silence reigns and nature continues to shape a rugged, mountainous landscape. The Djupavik Hotel is a building that was formerly the living quarters for women working in a herring processing factory that was built in the bay but fell into disuse many years ago. We continue on to Nordurfjordur, one of Iceland’s most isolated places during winter. Occupying a stunning position amid fertile farmland at the head of the fjord of the same name, the village is dominated by the mountain Krossnesfjall (646m) to the east.
One of the country’s most dramatically situated swimming pools, Krossneslaug, is just 4km northeast of the village, north of the farm at Krossnes. Here, natural springs provide a continuous source of hot water to feed the open-air pool down on the pebble beach, whose walls are barely a couple of meters from the icy waters of the Atlantic. A swim here is one of the most memorable experiences Iceland has to offer and after a good evening swim we overnight in the region.