West Fjords Winter Adventure

from £1408
excluding flights *
6 nights Jan-Apr, Sep-Nov


Experience winter activities and the aurora in the beautiful West Fjords


  • Staying in the remote countryside offers the best chance to see the northern lights
  • Exploring the beautiful West Fjords region
  • Hike a glacier or snowshoe in the valley
  • Try ice fishing or kayak on the fjord
  • Relaxing in hot springs

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Full description

This tour will appeal to active travellers with a taste for adventure, who want to try different activities (ice fishing, hiking, kayaking, hot spring bathing) whilst staying at a comfortable and cosy accommodation with excellent home-cooked food. Whilst in the West Fjords you will be looked after by the team at Heydalur - enjoying activities and excursions (this is a semi-escorted itinerary).

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £70 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Accommodation Duration Twin Price Single Price
Wed 7 Nov 2018 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 21 Nov 2018 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 28 Nov 2018 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 2 Jan 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 30 Jan 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 6 Feb 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 14 Feb 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 27 Feb 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 13 Mar 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Hotel Heydalur 6 nights £1,408 £1,506

What's Included

  • All rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik on breakfast basis, 4 nights at Heydalur on full board basis
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Return transfers to Heydalur
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • 1 x guided hiking with snow shoes or cross country skiing in Heydalur valley
  • 1 x fishing tour
  • 1 x guided excursion in the valley including a sheep farm and a salt factory
  • 1 x guided tour of Isafjordur
  • Entry to the Museum of Witchcraft (Holmavik) and Settlement Centre (Borganes)

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive in Iceland

Arrive at Keflavik Airport, transfer to the city and overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Heydalur

Morning pick up (between 9 and 10am) from your hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to Heydalur in the West Fjords through stunning wintery landscapes. Visit Deltatunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring en route as well as Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, a stunning network of waterfalls on the way to the Westfjords. Once you reach Hotel Heydalur in the West Fjords, enjoy a 3-course dinner with the family and afterwards relax in a hot tub or natural hot springs, where you can look out for the northern lights

Days 3-5: Around Heydalur

The itinerary for the next 3 days will be flexible to adapt to the changeable weather conditions prevalent in the West Fjords at this time of year, as well as your own preferences. During the 3 days enjoy a guided tour of Isafjordur, a guided hiking trip with snow shoes or cross-country skiing trip in the valley of Heydalur or in Saengurfoss, an ice fishing experience (if weather allows) and a guided tour in the surroundings including a visit to a sheep farm and a salt factory in the region. Other inclusions in the area are the museum of witchcraft in Holmavik, Litli Baer (a turf roofed farm house built in 1985 at the edge of the fjord) and the Artic fox museum in Sudavik. Other activities include sea kayaking and horse riding (September to October only).

Day 6: Heydalur - Reykjavik

The return transfer to Reykjavik commences after breakfast. En route visit the Museum of Witchcraft in Holmavik before reaching the Capital around 4pm. Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 7: Depart Keflavik

Transfer back to Keflavik for the return flight.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Superb value for your money, this 252-room hotel is for guests looking for simple yet comfortable accommodation.

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Heydalur, Mjoifjordur West Fjords


Grade: Standard

Type: Farmstay

A friendly and welcoming farm found in Mjoifjordur, the 9 rooms of Heydalur are found in remote corner between Holmvik and Isafjordur.

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