Westfjords Culture Superjeep tour

Highlights

Arnarfjörður is widely considered to be the most beautiful fjord in the Westfjords because of its diverse landscape, magnificent mountains and the impressive waterfall Dynjandi, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Admire the highest mountain in the Westfjords, Kaldbakur, and bathe in a remote hot spring pool surrounded by the beautiful Icelandic nature.

An impressive waterfall and quaint villages

The great waterfall Dynjandi, is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords measuring about 100 meters high and up to 60 meters wide. A hiking path leads up to the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing visitors to come close enough to touch the water as it tumbles down into the depths.

Despite its isolation the nearby village Bíldudalur is vibrant and alive with culture including The Sea Monster Museum featuring tales of sea monsters which have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. Tálknafjörður was once a base for Dutch fishermen and merchants, who named it Greenfjord. The tidy fishing village is known for its natural hot pots, the swimming pool and rich bird life on the white sandbank.

How do you name a country?

We will visit a place of great historical significance of Icelander – Raven-Flóki’s scenic point. Raven-Flóki was the first Norseman to sail to Iceland in the year 865 AD using three ravens to navigate his way to the uninhabited island. He came ashore in Vatnsfjörður and climbed up a mountain from which he spotted a large fjord full of ice. Consequently he named the entire land Iceland.

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Snow time is Show time in the Westfjords

Listen up, all ye inhabitants of warmer climes! Winters in the Westfjords are calling and you have a chance to experience what true blue, freezing cold looks, sounds and feels like. Winters in the Westfjords are beautiful, unique, and fabulous: even for those who don’t want to just sit with a cup of hot cocoa

Hornstrandir: where homes became history

When descendants of the original residents set up temporary homes every summer on Hornstrandir, there’s something to be said for roots. You learn, with time, that they indeed run deep. A beautiful-but-unforgiving place to live, this northernmost claw of the Westfjords was eventually abandoned in the early 1950s, when locals decided they could no longer

Stories of a culture: the folklore of the Westfjords

Among the very first parts of Iceland colonised by the early Norse settlers, the Westfjords’ folklore is echoes wise old people in a new land. It marks the close relationship between nature’s bounties and man’s destiny, the legacy of the sea and a rugged, remote terrain set in extreme climes. Stories of sea monsters and

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