More adventurous travellers ought to venture to the western fjords in order to stand on Europe’s most westerly point and see sea birds in vast numbers.  See itinerary ideas

Stykkisholmur is the main town in the area and a good base from which to venture out from. Untouched and almost uninhabited, the west fjords provide an authentic insight into the country and are an outdoor adventurers dream. Couple this with the chance to see arctic foxes beneath the Northern Lights and it’s easy to see the appeal of this isolated landscape. 

One of the main attractions in the west is the Snaefellsjökull National Park, which is centred on the mighty Snaefellsjökull volcano, which Jules Verne held to be the entrance to the centre of the earth in his book 'Journey to the centre of the Earth'. There’s excellent orca whale watching opportunities in the North Atlantic and lots of chances to visit the seabird colonies straggled all along the coastline.

 

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