This tour will give you a fascinating insight of the rural surroundings of Ísafjörður. “Western Wonders” as we call them in Iceland include the breathtaking mountains, endless scenery, fantastic birdlife and beautiful nature.
The tour will lead you to a countryside and fishing villages where you will get some interesting information about the inhabitants´ daily life and work. We will start by driving through Ísafjörður to Tungudalur and stop at a beautiful waterfall surrounded by green nature.
From there we drive to Önundarfjörður and stop at Flateyri, fishing village. There you can walk around and see, for example, a handcraft gallery, old bookstore, the local churc with beautiful stained glass windows, go up to the viewing platform or explore the harbor and look at the boats. There are also good cafés in Flateyri and in Önundarfjördur if you might want to stop and have refreshments.
Next we drive to the countryside, and visit our farm where you get to know our way of living. There you can take a look at the nesting area of the eiderduck, a wild bird that produces a unique, natural product that is the eiderdown. You will hear about the eiderducks, feel their down and if you are lucky you might get to observe the bird in the wild.
Next, we will drive to Bolungarvík, where you can see Ósvör, an old fishing station with turf houses and fishing boats. We stop by a beautiful lighthouse and drive around the harbor area, where you can observe the lively community.
If we have time or if you wish the tour can include a visit to fish factory in Suðureyri or the Arctic fox center in Súðavík.
If the weather allows, you can also get the chance of a walk on the beautiful white beach in Önundarfjörður or drive up to the Bolafjall mountains.
The trip ends with driving through Ísafjörður city.
The tour route depends on the participants’ interests, weather conditions and seasons.
Season: all year
Departure: on request
Tour length: ca. 2-4 hours
Included: vehicle suitable for an different sized groups – driver guide ( Entrance to museums are not included)
Minimum/Max: 1-17 person
Price for the vehicle each hour: 1-4 person ISK 12.500,- 5-9 person ISK 15.500. – 10-17 person ISK 30.000.-
Gallery Fjords & Farms