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Address: 7 Adalstraeti, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 456 5111
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Description: Founded in 1993, West Tours is a well established travel and tour...
Founded in 1993, West Tours is a well established travel and tour operator. Explore the beautiful Westfjords region with us on one of our many tours that include hiking, sailing, whale watching, kayaking, horse riding, biking and more. We are specialists in planing and operating tours to and in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. We offer tailor made tours for each group as well as scheduled tours for individual travelers.
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Puffins on Vigur Island - Must see

My husband and I wanted to see puffins so badly while we were in Iceland for 2 weeks. We went on one tour earlier in our trip, but didn't get to see puffins close up. If you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
allisonc86
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I wanted to see puffins so badly while we were in Iceland for 2 weeks. We went on one tour earlier in our trip, but didn't get to see puffins close up. If you want to see puffins, then you must go to Vigur Island. West Tours staff was awesome. You really need to book this trip... More 

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Houston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our ship could not dock at Isafjord due to weather. Four of us had pre-booked and prepaid for an all-day tour with West Tours. Upon our return home yhey promptly refunded 100% of our money. We won't forget that next time. Other two ports in Iceland were awesome.

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ten of us had booked their listed tour called “The Beautiful Waterfall Dynjandi.” Our transportation arrived on time but had a different tour company name on the van rather than the name of the tour company we booked with. The driver never introduced himself to the passengers. There was a microphone in the vehicle for the driver/guide to use to... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Enjoyed the visit to Vigur Island. Guide very good, pity about the weather. Plenty of terns to photograph, but you need a stick to wave or else they may peck your head! Excellent refreshments.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I did a 4-day hike with two other people in Hornstrandir with West Tours in July. Jon was the guide and he was by far the most experienced and skilled outdoorsman I have ever backpacked with. I felt completely confident in his leadership and I learned A TON from him about the area, wildlife, flora & fauna, glaciers, local mythology,... More 

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Chicago
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We used West Tours for a guided day hike in the Hornstrandir Reserve. The boat ride there was exhilarating; the guide was great as was the hike. My only complaint is that a separate group of 15 had signed up for the same hike that day, so we hiked in a group of over 20, which is far to many... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I did a 3 hour trip to Vigur. Beautiful small island with only 2 permanent residents and thousands of birds, including the aggressive-protective arctic Stern. I won't spoil the anecdotes told by our excellent guide but the bird-life is excellent and probably even more impressive if the weather is good (we had strong showers so we weren't able to stay... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I used West Tours to book a visit to Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir peninsula, staying at the Doctors House and would thoroughly recommend them as friendly and efficient, offering excellent value for money. Contact was initially made via email after perusing their website for timetables and price information, and this was followed up by a phone call to confirm the... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This trip was fantastic! It was a 2.5 hour tour (for about $85 per person), and we were the only two. The guides were super flexible and friendly - we were a little bit late, and they were completely understanding about it. The horses were sweet and good-natured (and very different than American horses - try this if you have... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The price of about $200 per person includes 1. a 1 hour boat trip in an excellent boat from Isalfjordur to Hesteri, 2. a beautiful 12 km or so guided hike through beautiful, often bog like, irregular, terrain, across an uninhabited peninsula with quaint, restored and unpopulated villages at beginning and end 3. about 2 hour return boat tour through... More 

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