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West Iceland is home to glaciers and fjords, dramatic cliffs and archipelagos busy with puffins. It’s where you can see the variety of Iceland’s diverse elements all in an incredibly small distance. On a West Iceland tour, you’ll see the best of this breathtaking region. Explore your options below.

See Iceland in miniature on a West Iceland tour

Bordered by the capital region of Reykjavík and the remote Westfjords, the region of West Iceland might not draw your eye on a map. Yet this area is one of the most richly beautiful and evocative areas in the country.

That’s why it’s often known as Iceland in miniature. From glaciers to lava fields, dramatic cliffs to elegant waterfalls, you’ll discover in this region everything you expect to find in Iceland.

A West Iceland tour is the best way to explore this diverse and enchanting area. You can start your adventure from your base in Reykjavík, where you’ll meet your local guide and driver. Throughout the rest of the day, they’ll share unique insights into the nature and culture of the region as you explore.

You have many different options to see the area. For example, you can take a tour around the Snæfellsnes peninsula, where you’ll visit Kirkjufell, the magical “Church Mountain” that adorns the cover of so many Icelandic guidebooks. Or you can tour the gloruous "Silver Circle" in the Borgarfjörður area, which offers a blend of waterfalls, geothermal and historical sites. Or visit the serene Hvalfjörður, sea fjords which cut deep into Iceland’s western coast.

There’s plenty more to see here. Prepare for cliff-top walks, black-sand beaches, lava fields, waterfalls, and more.

Don’t miss the Langjökull glacier, either. Translated as “long glacier” in English, it hides one of Iceland’s greatest secrets. That’s the Langjökull ice cave, an ice tunnel carved out of the glacier. You can explore it in any season. Visit on a tour from Reykjavík.

In short, West Iceland offers something for everyone—and, such a short distance from Reykjavík, it’s incredibly convenient. Explore our tours to find your perfect adventure.


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