Discover North West Iceland with Gudmundur Ingolfsson. 6 Persons Max.
- Gudmundur Ingolfsson, photographer - 6 Persons Max.
- 21. - 28. July, 2013
- US $ 5,975
The Westfjords in Iceland differ greatly from most of the rest of the country. Some people say it is “The most hidden unknown part of Iceland”. It was nominated on the “Top 10 list of regions in the world to visit in 2011 by the the Lonely Planet travel guide”. The area is characterized by dramatic fjords, angular cliffs, deep blue sea, waterfalls, deserted farms, nesting birds, lush vegetation and much more.
In this Photo Explorations Gudmundur Ingolfsson, photographer and a wikipedia on its own, lead your through the area with they eyes of an experienced photographer. The excursion is carefully planed to make keep driving to the minimum during most days and maximize time for field work.
We start out from Reykjavík and drive to the Snaefellsnes peninsula for locations like the lava and the old Church at Budir, through small fishing harbors like Arnarstapi and Hellnar under the glacier Snaefellsjokull. To an old fishing outposts Djupalonssandur and Dritvik and later to the modern fishing town Olafsvik where we overnight.
We travel to the east along the norther shore of Snaefellsnes through Grundarfjordur with the beautiful mountain Kistufell, and the twin waterfall Kirkjufellsfossar to Berserkjahraun and to Stykkisholmur where we take the ferry across Breidafjortur to Brjanslaekur and drive on to Patreksfjordur.
Traveling south from Patreksfjordur we visit Rauðisandur with it´s pinkish sandy beach and also Latrabjarg which is the westernmost end of Iceland and one of Europe´s biggest bird cliffs. On the way back to Patreksfjordur we pass the aviation museum at Orlygshofn.
On this day we travel north from Patreksfjodur trough two villages Talknafjordur and Bildudalur to Selardalur at the outer end of Arnarfjordur and in the early afternoon we go east though the inner part of Arnarfjordur and across Dynjandisheidi to see Dynjandisfoss. Fjallfoss in Dynjandi is one of Icelan´s most spectacular waterfalls. Along north across two mountain we pass Hrafnseyrarheidi and Gemufallsheidi trough a tunnel to the biggest town in the Western fjords and along the fjords of Isafjardardjup to Reykjanesskoli.
From Reykjanesskoli we drive to Djupavik throught the town of Holmavik. In Djupavik there are ruins of an old herring factory with a great contrast to the wild landscape.
From Djupavik we visit Gjogur, Trekyllisvik, Ingolfsfjodur and Nordurfjordur.
We drive from Djupavik to Reykjavík on the eastern shorline of the Western fjords to land in Reykjavik. We will try to get into Reykavik soon after mid-afternoon, so we can have a rest and refresh for our last supper together down town in Reykjavik.
Remember there are 8 nights accommodation include in the fee, so people can arrive the day before the tour starts and leave the day after. Also all food and beverages, except alcoholic beverages is included during the whole program except during the day you arrive.