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October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Montreal, Canada
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October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Hi,

We are planning an October Roadtrip from Reykjavik to the Westfjords and back in 7 days.

We are just really wondering about the staying capabilities on the road in October. Here is the itinerary we've planned so far (nothing is set in stone though and any advice will be appreciated!):

- 2 whole days in Reykjavik

- day 3 : Glymur (by the Hvalfjörður bay) - Borgarnes - Holtavordhuheidhi - Holmavik (overnight)

- day 4 : Ísafjörður and around (overnight)

- day 5 : to Dynjandi waterfall - Breidafjordur Bay (overnight)

- day 6 : ferry - Borganes - back to Reykjavik (overnight)

- day 7: Reykjavik

Are those overnight stays doable in the Westfjords in October? A lot of camping sites are closed by the beginning of September... We are not against spending a few nights on the road in the car, but maybe not all of them!

Thanks in advance for your help!

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

And we might add Snaefellsness Peninsula to the mix as well!

Atlanta, Georgia
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2. Re: October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Hi there! We are planning a trip out to the Westfjords this October that is very similar to your itinerary. How did it go? Do you have any tips based on your experience? I heard October isn't the best month to go, but we wanted to skip out on the bulk of the tourists there. What would you recommend us see/skip out of the places you went?

Thanks!

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3. Re: October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Hi Ming, we finally went for the whole trip through Island (round route, clockwise) which was absolutely amazing although pretty dense in terms of timing. We had time to do amazing couple of hour walks and the landscapes were absolutely stunning. Island has so much to show that it was really worth it. From one 100kms to another, the landscape changes suddenly it's breathtaking.

The South is to be seen for sure, the jokulsarlon as well it's really worth it. Reykjavik is pretty small (but damn cute), 2 days are sufficient.

Hope that helps.

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Wow, Thank you!

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5. Re: October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Thanks, leololar. Would you mind sending what your itinerary was? We're now also considering doing the entire Island since there have been several posts saying that the West Fjords isn't that great to see in October. Perhaps your main stopping points, and where you would recommend spending more time in? Anything would be helpful. Thank you so much in advance!

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6. Re: October Roadtrip in the Westfjords

Ming F, what did you end up doing? We are planning a trip to Westfjords this October (after having done the ring road last Oct.) so I am just wondering if you made it there.

Thanks!

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