A Visual Tour of Iceland’s Westfjords

Is a four day solo road trip through Iceland enough to properly explore the country?

Absolutely not.

Is it, however, enough time to run up into the largely deserted Westernfjords, roam brilliant empty fjords, see puffins, and then hop a ferry down to Snaefellsnes for a taste of more waterfalls, extinct volcanos and gorgeous Icelandic horses?

Absolutely.

I’ll talk a bit in a future post about just how powerful, liberating, and wonderful a solo road trip like this is. But, for now, I want to take you through a visual tour (in color) of my road trip through Iceland’s Westfjords. According to one statistic I read before the trip, fewer than 11% of visitors to Iceland visit the region in the far Northwest and in this instance, that lack of tourism is great news for people eager to explore a vibrant but more natural and less touristic Iceland.

My trip to the Westfjords was, in no small part, inspired by Hjortur who I interviewed about Iceland, the Viking Sagas, and all things related here.  Photos in this post were captured using a Canon 6D and combination of lenses. Make sure to catch all five of my full Iceland albums over on flickr here.

 


The Westfjords of Iceland

Látrarbjarg Cliffs - Western Fjords of Iceland

The Westfjords of Iceland

Rauðasandur in the Westfjords of Iceland

The Westfjords of Iceland

Puffins at Iceland's Látrarbjarg Cliffs

The Westfjords of Iceland

Near Bildudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Into the Western Fjords

Puffins at Iceland's Látrarbjarg Cliffs

Near Bildudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Dynjandi Waterfalls - Iceland's Westfjords

Látrarbjarg Cliffs - Western Fjords of Iceland

Into the Western Fjords

Near Bildudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Exploring the Western Fjords of Iceland

Cliffs on the way to Látrabjarg in Iceland

Dynjandi Waterfalls - Iceland's Westfjords

Into the Western Fjords

Fishing Shipwreck in the Westfjords of Iceland

Puffins at Iceland's Látrarbjarg Cliffs

Near Patreksfjörður

Into the Western Fjords

The Westfjords of Iceland

Puffins at Iceland's Látrarbjarg Cliffs

Traveling Boots - Iceland

Near Bildudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Near Bildudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Sheep

The Westfjords of Iceland

Rauðasandur in the Westfjords of Iceland

Dynjandi Waterfalls - Iceland's Westfjords

The Westfjords of Iceland

The Westfjords

I hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for future posts highlighting black and white photos from the Westfjords as well as posts highlighting my two days spent exploring Snæfellsnes!

Remember, these are just a few shots from my Westfjords album. Catch the full album here.

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Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

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