NAT: Around Iceland

Hægri Vinstri

West Iceland

West Iceland is linked to both the Southwest and North of Iceland via the ring road. However, if you’re arriving from Reykjavik you can shorten your journey by driving through Hvalfjardargong tunnel, a tunnel under Hvalfjordur. Taking the tunnel will shorten your trip to the west by some 53 kilometers.

Mount Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell waterfall.

The towns of West Iceland are: Akranes, Borgarnes, Stykkisholmur, Grundarfjordur, Hellissandur, Rif, Olafsvik and Budardalur.

The most famous attraction in the West of Iceland is without a doubt Snaefellsjokull glacier on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The glacier was the setting for Jules Verne’s book, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Other popular attractions include Kirkjufell waterfall, Reykholt, former home of Snorri Sturluson, Flatey island and Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring in Europe.

West Iceland are:
Snaefellsnes – Borgarfjordur and Dalir.

Travel Guide Snaefellsnes Travel Guide Borgarfjordur area – Travel Guide Dalir area

Accommodations in West Iceland

Maps West Iceland

West Iceland Saga

Murder and Executions West Iceland

West Iceland Saga In Icelandic

Towns – Villages – Communities Alphabetically in Iceland

Islands of Breidafjordur is part of West Iceland and Westfjords

West Iceland in Icelandic

Photo Credit: Íslandsstofa

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