Iceland - West Iceland (PDF Chapter)
This is the West Iceland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Iceland guidebook.
Geographically close to Reykjavík, yet far, far away in sentiment, West Iceland (Vesturland) is a splendid microcosm of what Iceland has to offer. Yet many tourists have missed the memo, and you’re likely to have remote parts of this wonderful region to yourself.
- tramp through crunchy lava fields, along windswept coastlines, and over Snæfellsjökull, the icy heart of magical Snæfellsjökull National Park
- wander past charming chocolate-box houses in buzzy Stykkishólmur
- follow seabirds past trailside crags on the slender trail east from Hellnar to Arnarstapi
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Hvalfjörður, Akranes, Borgarbyggð, Borgarnes & Around, Upper Borgarfjörður, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Stykkishólmur & Around, Grundarfjörður & Around, Ólafsvík, Rif, Hellissandur, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Southern Snæfellsnes, Dalir, Eiríksstaðir, Búðardalur, Laugar.
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