Iceland - The Westfjords (PDF Chapter)

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This is the The Westfjords chapter from Lonely Planet’s Iceland guidebook.

The Westfjords is where Iceland’s dramatic landscapes come to a riveting climax and where mass tourism disappears. Leave plenty of time, unpaved roads weave around fjords and over pothole-pitted mountain passes, but the scenery is never short of breathtaking.

  • explore an ethereal rosy beach and azure lagoon while looking for basking seals at Rauðasandur
  • maps
  • rove saw-toothed cliffs while spying on Arctic foxes in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
  • transport
  • let the mists of the majestic Dynjandi waterfall swirl around you as you climb its dizzying cascades
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: South Coast, Reykhólar, Flókalundur, Brjánslækur, Southwest ­Peninsulas, Látrabjarg Peninsula, Patreksfjörður, Tálknafjörður, Bíldudalur, Central Peninsulas, Þingeyri, Dýrafjörður, Önundarfjörður, Flateyri, Suðureyri, Ísafjörður, Bolungarvík, Ísafjarðardjúp, Hornstrandir, Strandir Coast, Hólmavík, Drangsnes, Bjarnarfjörður, Reykjarfjörður and Norðurfjörður.

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