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West Tours

7 Adalstraeti, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
(+354) 456 5111
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Isafjordur
Type: Tours
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We took the Arctic fox watching tour on the last day it was available. We were very excited about this trip and it was the single most expensive thing we did in Iceland. I'll list the negatives first: the price was different on the website than it was quoted to me during booking, and no one did anything to set... More

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Grimsby, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have been dreaming of visiting this place since I first saw a photo of it 5 years ago, so on our recent visit we booked the trip with West Tours. It is a bit pricey and a very challenging hike BUT it is worth every kronar and drop of sweat. Our guides were very interesting to talk to and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to travel to Iceland (40% more krona to the pound/dollar than pre-crisis levels) along comes a monster rip-off to remind you thar your wallet is indeed still under major assault. West Tours and the travel company Borea, which is one of the companies for whom WT appear to be effectively just operating as... More

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