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This itinerary of a self escorted tour takes you through the valleys of Borgarfiord to cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau to Northern Iceland past Stadarskali, the crossroads for Strandir and North Iceland and the Western fiords. Continue to Holmavik, the inner reaches of Steingrims bay, backed by high rock ridges, where you find the fishing and trading village Holmavik. Then cross the Steingrimsfjardarheidi to the magnificent Westfiords. They feature the magical and dramatic scenery of Europe’s westernmost shores and the South-fiords regions to Reykholar and the trading village Budardalur. To the classic sights and scenes of Iceland before returning back to the capital.
Day 1. Reykjavik to Holmavik.
Leave Reykjavik and drive through Borgarfiord to cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau to Northern Iceland. Passing the Stadarasali crossroads for Strandir and the Westfiords.
or go via Brottubrekka to Budardalur to Holmavik..
Overnight in the Holmavik .
Day 2: Holmavik – Isafiord.
Explore the magical region of Strandasysla. Then head for Isafiord and enjoy the drive along the bays enroute. Passing Heydalur/Reykjanes and Sudavik before arriving at Isafiord for overnight.
Day 3: Isafiord area.
Explore the Isafiord region. We suggest a boat trip on Isafjardardjup or a drive to Bolungarvik and Sudureyri. Overnight in the region.
Day 4: Isafiord – Reykjavik.
Return to Reykjavik via the tunnel to Flateyri then continue through Þingeyri to Explore the spectacular region of Latrabjarg then continue to Brianslaekur and Flokalundur. Then drive along the South-Fiords (Bardastond) to Reykholar, passing Budardalur, then continue southwards across Brattabrekka to Borgarnes before returning to Reykjavik.
Please note: You can also backtrack this planner.
For information on road conditions, see www.road.is or call the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777
Quick reference travel guide to Strandir
Quick reference travel guide to Westfjords
Main Photo Credit: Visit Westfjords