Svalvogar Circle from Patreksfjordur



• The scenic Svalvogar trail, one of the most offbeat routes in Iceland
• Optional: Hike to Kaldbakur, the highest mountain peak in the Westfjords
• Hrafnseyri museum where you can learn about the history of Iceland and see turf houses

8 hours
6 years
2-11 people

Season: 20th May to 1st September

What better way to enjoy travelling the rough, unpaved tracks of the Westfjords than in a jeep with a local guide giving you the inside information on the southern region of the Westfjords?

Kjaran’s Avenue is anything but an avenue and was thought  to be mission impossible to construct at the time. Named after its builder who made the road in his spare time using a small bulldozer, the track is a feat of human ingenuity. Near Svalvogar, the one-way jeep track is carved into the mountainside, with the mountain looming above you and the steep cliff falling below you at a sheer, nearly vertical angle down to the ocean. The track continues across the stony beach of Skutabjorg with its treacherous ocean tides. It is truly one of the most incredible road constructions in Iceland and the scenery en route is incomparable. This tour leaves no one untouched by its unique landscape and the driving experience is a sheer thrill.

We’ll visit Kaldbakur, the highest mountain in Westfjords and, weather and road conditions permitting, might hike up to the top and enjoy the view. Alternatively, we take the old winding main road through Hrafnseyrarheidi, which is closed for 6-8 months every year due to snow. There will be various stops and refreshments along the way.

Preparation for the Tour

• Warm clothing suitable for Icelandic weather
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Cap to cover the ears and gloves
• Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen
• Lunch pack and water bottle


• Jeep tour with a local guide
• Admission fee to the Hrafnseyri museum

Not Included

• Lunch pack and any refreshments at Hrafnseyri

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