Iceland: One day in the Snæfellsjökull National Park

On our way from the Westfjords back to the South of Iceland we drove to the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Sadly we only had one day at the peninsular and the weather was not too much in our favor. We had heavy rain and wind so hard that we were not able to open our car door at some places. Still, we were able to explore some parts. In this region not…

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Iceland: At the remote Steingrímsfjörður

During our Westfjord tour in Iceland we stayed two nights in the small town of Drangsnes. The town is located in the western part of Iceland, at the mouth of Steingrímsfjörður. The most interesting thing in the town are the Hot Pots (Natural Pools) which are right along the shoreline in the middle of the village. The pots are used throughout the year by locals and visitors.  With having one full…

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Iceland: A road to remember – F66

The graveled road F66 is located in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is a 26 km long road between Vestfjarðavegur and Laugaból. It is a road for off-road lovers and people who want to escape the crowds. As the road can only be driven with a 4×4 wheel car and very good driver skill. Minimal time for the crossing is 2 to 3 hours. During our drive we did not see…

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Iceland: Enjoy the silence – Bolafjall Mountain

Bolafjall The Bolafjall is located on the Bolafjall Mountain and is an amazing viewpoint in the Westfjords of Iceland. It gives a stunning view over Ísafjarðardjúp, Jökulfirðir and with much imagination Greenland. It is possible to drive right up to the view point. As this was graveled road I would suggest to drive up there only with a 4×4 wheel drive. For me this is one of the hidden gems of…

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Iceland: Westfjords, still a hidden gem

In the Westfjords we drove around for four days in order to drive into every fjord. For me the Westfjords are not that much different from the Eastfjords, they are just more remote and have more graveled road, and they are less crowded because they are still a hidden gem in Iceland. The highlight for me was the bird cliff Látrabjarg, the F road 66 and the Bolafjall. Besides that we…

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Iceland: Is this even Iceland? – Látrabjarg

Our first visit at the Westfjords after leaving the ferry been the Latrabjarg bird cliff. The cliff is one of the biggest bird cliffs in the world and should not be missed. Even that it is possible to drive in the Westfjords with a none 4×4 wheel car I would not recommend doing so. The road to the cliff was graveled and bumpy. The cliff is amazing and reminded me a…

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Iceland: Ferry Baldur to the Westfjords

The second day of our Westfjord tour started in Stykkisholmur. There we took the Baldur ferry to Brjánslækur 9:00 am. Checking for boarding the ferry is 8:30 am and the whole trip takes 3 hours. It runs through the bay of Breiðafjörður and stops shortly at the island Flatey. It is possible to leave the boat and visited Flatey and take the evening ferry to go further or back to Stykkisholmur.…

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