Westfjords Northern Lights Secrets

from £2458 excluding flights

  • 6 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Sep-Nov
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Marvel at magnificent Dynjandi waterfall

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Visit a traditional turf house

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Hunt for the Aurora


Explore traditional fishing villages

Why this trip?

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Explore lesser-known parts of Iceland in the remote Westfjords, visit charming villages, beautiful waterfalls and colourful lava fields. Immerse yourself in its untamed beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture while increasing your chances of witnessing the mesmerizing northern lights. Get ready to be captivated by the magical skies and landscapes of the Westfjords Way, where each day promises exciting experiences and unforgettable moments.

Accompanied by an experienced guide depart from Reykjavik visiting Grabrok volcanic crater, and the charming town of Budardalur en route to Isafjordur your base for 3 nights.  Explore this beautiful small town and the fishing village of Flateyri, visit local museums and the stunning tiered Dynjandi waterfall.  Each evening head out for a stroll in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis.

Visit Holmavik where its museum tells of the history and folklore surrounding witchcraft and sorcery in Iceland. Continue to a remote location for an overnight stay and another chance to watch for the mesmerising Northern Lights.


Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.  Explore Reykjavik independently and enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants that the capital has to offer.

Travel north to the remote Westfjords stopping at Grabrok volcaninc crater and the charming coastal town of Budardalur en route to Isafjordur. Visit Litlibaer a cafe and museum houses in one of the few remaining turf houses still standing in Iceland. This evening head out for a stroll to search for the Aurora.

Distance travelled: 470km / 292 miles

Begin the day at Dynjandi waterfall, widely regarded as one of Iceland’s most impressive and beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.  Travel along the coastline and fjords to Onundarfjordur pier. This afternoon explore the small town of Isafjordur, filled with colourful houses and cobblestone streets, this town is not only full of history, but it is also a cultural hub with many festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year. This evening head outside for another chance to spot the northern lights.

Distance travelled: 160km / 99 miles

Start the day at the restored fishing hut at Osvor Maritime Museum and learn  about life in isolated fishing villages in the 19th century. Continue to the village of Flateyri learning about the history life in the area.

Distance travelled: 110km / 62 miles

Visit the picturesque village of Hólmavík and learn about the history and folklore surrounding witchcraft and sorcery in Iceland. Continue to remote Budardalur for an overnight stay perfect for spotting the aurora.

Distance travelled: 330km / 205 miles

Head to the town of Borgarnes and the Settlement Centre featuring an exhibition on the early human settlement in Iceland. Continue south to the capital City of Reykjavik learning about its history and stopping by its many landmarks such as the church of Hallgrimskirkja, The University campus and Reykjavik’s charming harbour and the spectacular concert hall and conference centre of Harpa.

Distance travelled: 250km / 155 miles

Transfer to Keflavík Airport in time for your flight home.

Prices and Departures

Price from £2458 excluding flights

Airfares vary widely and are quoted separately to the holiday price, starting from around £250pp return with Icelandair and British Airways, though may be lower with Play or EasyJet. We'll provide the best fare available at the time of enquiry, which tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

UK Airports with flights direct to Iceland are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can also arrange flights from non-UK destinations. Discover more »

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What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 lunches
  • Services of driver guide (Days 2-6)
  • Entry to Osvor Maritime Museum
  • Entry to Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
  • Entry to the Settlement Centre
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on rooms with private facilities.

Departures (Mondays) Duration Twin Price Single Price Status of Tour
09 Sep 2024 6 nights £2,639 £3,958 Available
23 Sep 2024 6 nights £2,369 £3,958 Available
07 Oct 2024 6 nights £2,458 £3,830 Available
21 Oct 2024 6 nights £2,458 £3,830 Available
04 Nov 2024 6 nights £2,458 £3,830 Available
10 Feb 2025 6 nights £2,539 £3,848 Available
24 Feb 2025 6 nights £2,458 £3,848 Available
10 Mar 2025 6 nights £2,458 £3,848 Available
24 Mar 2025 6 nights £2,458 £3,848 Available
07 Apr 2025 6 nights £2,458 £3,848 Available

Group Size

This escorted group requires a minimum of 5 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 22.

Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

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Please contact us for a private departure on any date suitable for you. This itinerary can be tailor made to fit your requirements and group size.

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