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Cultural West: A journey through remote parts of the Westfjords

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time-raw9 hours
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Westfjords Adventures

On this day tour, you will have a chance to see some of the most remote parts of the Westfjords. You will be exploring the picturesque landscape and visiting small fishing villages rich with history and culture. Take advantage of your knowledgeable guide and learn all there is to know about this breathtaking region. Top sites to look out for on this include giant cliffs, spectacularly colored beaches, valleys, and the Art Museum of Samúel Jónsson.

What to expect

  • Rough tracks of Iceland are common in the Westfjords and what better way to enjoy the adventure but to sit in a jeep with a local guide telling you stories and facts about this southern part of the Westfjords.

  • Enjoy the magnificent valleys, giant cliffs and yellow colored beaches of Ketildalir valleys and the beautiful remote valley Selárdalur, on the west side of Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords. We visit the extraordinary museum of outdoor works, the Art Museum of Samúel Jónsson, a self-educated artist who could finally devote himself to his passion for art when becoming a pensioner. There is a variety of big sculptures, paintings and colorful houses in this remote and isolated place.

  • On our way through the historic, vivid Bíldudalur town, we examine tales of sea monsters at the Sea Monster Museum. Tálknafjörður is renowned for the small tidy fishing village, geothermal water, rich birdlife and white sandbank. We explore both sides of the fjord including Europe's westernmost grove, the ruins of Suðureyri's whaling station and rest our legs in the local natural hot spring pool Pollurinn.

What is included?

  • Local guidance in English
  • Jeep transportation
  • Entrance to the Sea Monster Museum

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher for this experience to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade works with selected local partners we trust to provide the highest standard of quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Town of Patreksfjörður. Address: Aðalstræti 62, Patreksfjörður
  • Approx 5-6 hour drive from Reykjavík

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