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Address: 7 Adalstraeti, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 456 5111
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Founded in 1993, West Tours is a well established travel and tour operator....

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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Average Tour Experience, but Very Lovely Staff!

We did two tours with West Tours (and the tour operators they work with) - one to Vigur Island (ostensibly to see puffins) and the other on a "Seals and Hot Springs" kayaking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Mary E
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I would take this tour again. The trip over takes a while, so just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Considering this was an abandoned village, I was surprised to see on our arrival a dozen people standing on the dock! It turns out this is now a protected area and there are hikers and campers, as well, some of... More 

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1 Thank John A
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey John Sounds like you had a great time visiting Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Big thanks for taking the time to rate and review your experience with us. Hesteyri is such a unique place and gives you a good glimpse into what life used to be like in the nature reserve. The reserve is the only area in... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

On a recent cruise, one of the stops was at Isafjordur where we took a 3 hour boat excursion to Vigur island.The island has been farmed for 6 generations by the same family. Part of their income is derived from collecting down from the eider ducks which is used in duvets, pillows etc...and are very expensive. The most amazing thing... More 

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2 Thank Kathie57
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Kathie Great to hear you had the chance to explore Vigur island with us on your cruise ship stop over here in Ísafjörður. Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your tour. Vigur island is one of our favorite places to visit, rich with local traditions and bird life. Greetings from Ísafjörður Geiri Manager at West Tours More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We did the 3 hour Vigur boat tour. We were very happy with it and was also appropriate for our 3 year old. The boat ride is about 35 minutes and then there is a guided walk around the island, finishing with coffee and cakes. We would definitely recommend this tour.

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Thank MariaKristjans
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Maria Awesome to hear about your experience on our Vigur island tour. Thanks for taking the time to rate and review it. Exploring the island "frozen in time" and seeing all the birds (puffins, eider ducks, arctic terns and more) is great but the homemade cakes are our absolute favorites. Greetings from Ísafjörður Geiri Manager at West Tours More 

Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We did two tours with West Tours (and the tour operators they work with) - one to Vigur Island (ostensibly to see puffins) and the other on a "Seals and Hot Springs" kayaking trip. West Tours themselves was great, especially the staff, and the prices were right for what you were signing up for. However, the Vigur Island tour was... More 

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2 Thank Mary E
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Mary Thanks for taking the time to rate and review the tours you booked with us. Happy to hear that you had a good time and we shall pass on your feedback to our friends and partners in Vigur and Heydal. Greetings from Ísafjörður Geiri Manager at West Tours. More 

NYC
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106 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

West Tours delivered 100% on the "Day Hike in the Nature Preserve" tour we did from Isafjordur to Hornstrandir. The company was responsive and friendly during the booking process last March (I booked well ahead of our August trip). On the day of the hike, our guide met us at the dock as pre-arranged. The group was about 12 people... More 

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Thank kyle10014
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Kyle Really happy to hear you enjoyed your hiking day tour in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve with us. We shall pass on your great feedback to your guide, Kristín. Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your experience with us. We really appreciate it and our staff will be glad to help on any future Westfjords region... More 

Akureyri, Iceland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I booked a return trip to Hornstrandir with West tours for 130 euros. The boat company Sjóferðir did not arrive for my return trip from Veiðileysifjörður to Ísafjörður. I arrived 3 hours early and waited for the rest of the day. The next day with difficulty I managed to get allowed on board of a boat from another company within... More 

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2 Thank Icejob
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Job Thanks for bringing this to my attention and big thanks for responding to my messages/emails and giving West Tours a chance to apologize, amend and compensate for this mistake. Human error was at fault here and again I am very sorry for any stress, trouble and disturbance this caused you. We transport thousands of people to the Hornstrandir... More 

Beverly, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

In late June I traveled to Hesteryi on the West Tours ferry with a photographer's tour. Somehow my 70-300mm lens slipped out of my bag. It was found a couple of days later and returned to ferry crew.They notified me that they had it and could return it to me. We worked out the arraignments and it's on it's way... More 

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1 Thank pels7121
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Great to hear my staff were able to get your lens back to you. I shall pass on your great feedback. Hope you had a nice time photographing in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Greetings from Ísafjörður Geiri Manager at West Tours. More 

Kadima
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I did the full-day "moderately difficult" hike in Hornstrandir on July 21. The tour was well-organized and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Note that the hike is fairly tough and the weather is unpredictable - you need to be in good shape and have fully weatherproof clothes. Recommended!

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Thank Steven G
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Steve Thanks for your great feedback and taking the time to rate and review your Hornstrandir experience with us. Really glad to hear you had a good time despite the unpredictable weather. We agree, people should dress according to the weather and be well prepared for the area. West Tours staff is always glad to help with advice about... More 

Houston, Texas
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227 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a great time on the Vigur Island tour. The trip out by boat takes about 35 minutes. On the island you spend about an hour walking about looking at the puffins, Arctic Terns and Eider ducks. Our guide was very informative and had plenty to say about the island, the critters and the farm itself. After the walkabout,... More 

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1 Thank swift98b
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Big thanks for taking the time to rate and review your Vigur island experience with us. Also thanks for the excellent description of the tour, we hope it helps other travelers. Much appreciated. Greetings from Ísafjörður. Geiri manager at West Tours More 

Ajax
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

West Tours offer so many different tours. We took a tour to Vigur Island to see many Puffins and see the beautiful landscape. The staff at West Tours were very friendly and helped with suggestions on the best tours to take considering the weather and our interests.

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1 Thank Margaret N
Asgeir_Hoskuldsson, Manager at West Tours, responded to this review

Hey Margaret Great to hear you had a good time on your boat tour visiting Vigur island with us. I shall pass on your awesome feedback about my staff. Thanks for taking the time to rate and review your experience with us. Greetings from Ísafjörður Geiri Manager at West Tours More 

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