Dynjandi & Vatnsfjordur

Highlights

• The Dynjandi waterfall, a majestic icon of the Westfjords
• The serene Vatnsfjordur nature reserve
• Optional: Hellulaug hot spring
• Optional: Coastal drive with the fjords of Bildudalur and Talknafjordur

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We start the tour by driving straight to the majestic Dynjandi waterfall, one of Iceland’s prettiest waterfalls and the highlight of this tour.
A series of 7 waterfalls falling like a bridal veil from the edge of a cliff, Dynjandi is breathtaking. The river originates from the Eyjavatn lake in the Glama moors, which were home to the now extinct Glamajokull glacier.
We stop for an hour so you can enjoy the waterfall and scenic landscape. It is possible to take the short hike for a closer look at the top tier and spectacular views of the fjord and surrounding mountains.

On the way back, we can stop in Vatnsfjordur for a view of the lake and nature reserve surrounding it. The area is a nesting site for many birds and ducks, and other wildlife. It is also believed that this was the place where the Viking Hrafna-Floki who named Iceland first came to shore.

It is also possible to visit Hellulaug, one of the most unique geothermal pools in Iceland. It is surrounded by rocks at the edge of the sea and during high tide; the ocean water comes in to the pool.

A scenic detour option would be to drive back along the western coastal route and stop at the villages of Bildudalur and / or Talknafjordur.

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Why Book with Us

• Pickup and dropoff from the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Customisable tour with a local guide

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