Just completed my 3rd tour with Iceland Luxury Tours, this time focusing on the West Fjords. The entire experience was exceptional from start to finish, as always. Although there are suggested itineraries on the website for planning purposes, all tours are customizable, as mine was.
The West Fjords are “remote” and give plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature and scenic views with very few cars and people. Iceland is truly the land of 10,000 waterfalls (don’t miss Dynjandi in the West) and 1,000 fjords as well as unique wildlife including Puffins, Arctic Fox, Eagle, Seals, and numerous bird / duck species. It’s also the land of some 1-of-a-kind roads including Kjaransbraut (route 622) which is worth the drive, but only in good weather, low tide, a larger 4x4, and with some nerves of steel.
Back near Reykjavik, the drive and hike up to see the Fagradalsfjall Volcanic eruption is well worth the time and effort. While the lava field is an easy walk from the car, views of the spewing liquid magma can only be seen after a ~1000 foot climb up. Helicopter tours are also available but actual viewing timing is 30 minutes at best. Walking provides the flexibility to spend as much time as you want with panoramic views not just of the volcano but the surrounding shoreline as well.
Stefan was my guide for a second time. He’s super knowledgeable about so many topics and does a great job planning the itinerary and each day. He’s also a very safe driver and has experience driving most of the “edgy” roads of Iceland (of which there are many). Had a fantastic time!