Visitors can wander round the traditional towns and villages that punctuate the route, stay in understated hotels and unpretentious family run guest houses, eat some of the best fish and wild-roaming lamb anyone will ever taste, and share the Icelander’s love of coffee and cake at cafés and bakeries that pop-up just when you least expect them.
Vestfjarðaleiðin is immense and immersive. Visitors will be surrounded by the elements – sea, rivers, waterfalls, hot pools and, of course, rain. Travellers can get close to wildlife like whales, seals, puffins and be drawn into the character and charm of the place through its people – natural storytellers who are willing to share their sagas, myths and very personal stories of their place, their history and their lives.
For people who are keen to discover new places and get off the beaten track, the route can be followed independently through self-drive or in small groups. This is about slow tourism based on sustainable experiences sharing the way of life of people who have lived here for generations.
Vestfjarðaleiðin offers eight types of experience to help clients explore the route: