Ósvör Fishing Village & Lighthouse

3-Day Adventure Tour of the Wild and Wonderful Westfjords

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the spectacular Westfjords, experience unique sights in unspoiled nature, and look for Arctic Foxes and puffins!

From: kr.119.900,0


maximum 19 guests


within Reykjavík


chargers next to every seat


English commentary

Tour Highlights

Explore untamed Iceland on this thrilling 3-day tour of the wonderful Westfjords, with marvelous mountain views, fabulous fjords, charming villages and more!

The Westfjords won Lonely Planet’s ”Best in Travel” award in 2022 and it’s easy to see why. 

Majestic mountains tower above bright blue fjords, while thrilling coastal roads take you from tiny fishing villages to bird-filled cliffs and stunning waterfalls. Only a few people live in this remote area, far from the busier tourist trails. You can sit back safely and enjoy this unique road trip with our experienced guides, who know all the best sights to see!

After a pick-up from the capital, you’ll head to the Southern Westfjords. First stop will be at Eiriksstaðir for a look at local Viking history. Then we’ll go on the road to the southern edge of the Westfjords, taking the coastal road to stay overnight in the Patreksfjörður area. On the way we will stop by Coastall Cliffs – the gate to the Westfjords, Vatnsfjörður Natural reserve filled with canyons and waterfalls, Birkimel bay where you can (optional) bathe in the typical Icelandic Geothermal Swimming Pool called Krosslaug and lastly by Kleifaheiði monument towering on of the many mountain passages. 

On the second day, get ready to see the picturesque cliffs at Látrabjarg, a perfect place for bird spotting, the colorful sandy beaches at Rauðasandur, and the epic falls of Dynjandi, the greatest waterfall in the area as well as walk down the pier at Öndunarfjörður. We’ll spend the night in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords.

The third day start at Bólungvarvik, where three major attractions await you. First stop will be at the top of Bolafjall Mountain where new viewing platform with skywalk was built. Next you will stop by charming lighthouse and Fishing Village at Ósvör. Then the road takes us through Seven Fjords on the northern coast, stopping at scenic viewpoints where you can look for seals and whales and see the unspoiled wilderness of Hornstrandir.  Spotting animals on the way is very common, including whales, birds, seals and arctic foxes (but never guaranteed). We will also make at stop at Fox Center, where you can learn a bit about the only native mammal in Iceland and your visit there will contribute to theirs protection. On our way back to Reykjavík (arrival 8-9 pm).

It’ll be an unforgettable experience, seeing Iceland at its best!

Day 1 | From Reykjavík to the South Westfjords

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Your Westfjords adventure will start with a pick-up in the capital and a scenic drive to Borgarnes for a pit stop before we will head to the Westfjords. On the way we will visit Eiriksstaðir for an exclusive tour of the Viking heritage museum. This beautiful turf-roofed house was once home to Eirik the Red and his son Leif the Lucky, who sailed to America long before Columbus was born!

Next, you’ll see the beautiful coastal cliffs at Breiðafjörður – the gate to the Westfjords. Dozens of rocky islands fill up a small bay on the edge of Breiðafjörður Fjord.

From there, the true road trip begins that will take you via counless fjords. Enjoy fabulous views from the bus and during many viewing stops.

One of the most spectacular one will be at Vatnsfjörður Natural Reserve – home to Þingmanná Waterfalls and stunning canyon. Next is Birkimel Bay with sandy beach. There you will find Krosslaug Swimming Pool – one of the examples of “old times” pools that were popular amongs locals across the country. If you fancy a dip in warm geothermal waters please make sure to take swimwear and towel with you! There is no admission fee to the pools, but donation box is located by the changing rooms – area is run by local Youth Association. This is no luxury SPA but natural, local pool with stunning views! Getting in is optional and for those who want to experience trully Icelandic experience.

Then we’ll cross a towering mountain range called Kleifaheiði en route to Patreksfjörður area. There’s an intriguing sight to see at the top! The engineers who built the mountain road raised a 5-meter-high stone statue called Kleifabúi in their spare time, marking the high point of their work.

Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):


Immerse yourself in the true Icelandic experience as you soak in the soothing waters, all while gazing at the breathtaking fjords that embrace you. What’s more, there’s no admission fee, and no need for advanced booking! However, we kindly ask for a donation to support the Youth Society responsible for maintaining this hidden gem. Cash donations in any currency are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Please bear in mind that this hot spring doesn’t boast luxurious spa amenities. If you wish to swim, please remember to bring your own towel and be prepared to utilize the changing facilities available at local pools. While there are no individual cubicles or lockers, the facilities are segregated by gender for your comfort and convenience.


You will stay in a cozy country hotel located in the Patreksfjörður village or nearby

Day 2 | Westfjord Highlights

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The second day of your Westfjords tour takes you first to the towering bird-filled cliffs at Látrabjarg. On the way, we’ll pass the Garðar shipwreck, a stranded fishing boat as old as the Titanic!

We’ll follow gravel paths cut into steep mountainsides until we reach the famous bird colonies and Bjargtangar Lighthouse at Iceland’s westernmost point. A perfect place for bird spotting, you’ll have the chance to see puffins (nesting there until mid- late August), kittiwakes, fulmars and cormorants on cliff tops more than 440 meters above the surf. Be careful – there are no fences, and it can be very windy!

On our return, we’ll take you to the multicolored sands of the 10-kilometer beach at Rauðisandur. Most Icelandic beaches are made of black volcanic sand, but Rauðisandur appears red and golden. That’s because the Westfjords are not volcanically active now, so there is no black sand!

We’ll then head north, stopping for pictures at Fossfjörður waterfall and the Instagram icon “A-House”. The day’s highlight comes next – the wedding cake-shaped waterfall, Dynjandi. The Thunderer crashes down over 100 meters in a wonderful “waterfall ladder.” You can climb to the top for a closer view, but you’ll need waterproofs!
Then we’ll make our way to our overnight stay in Ísafjörður, stopping for another photo opportunity at Önundarfjörður Pier for outstanding views.
Making our way through a 9-kilometer road tunnel, we’ll arrive in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords! 


We’ll stay in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords!

Day 3 | Seven Fjords, Wildlife Spotting & Bolafjall Mountain

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At the beggining of the day we will cross 5km long tunnel that will take us to Bólugnvarvik – a small fishing town. We will go on the mountain road towards Bolafjall (638m) mountain and walk on the viewing platform build over steep cliffs. Then, on the way back to Ísafjörður, we will stop at charming Ósvör Fishing Village (collection of turf-roofed buildings) and Óshólaviti Lighthouse.  

From Ísafjörður, you’ll enjoy unforgettable views wherever you look as the road traces its way up and down seven breathtaking fjords. Looking north, you’ll see the famous wildlife preserve of Hornstrandir and the Arctic Ocean beyond. Arctic foxes roam this area, so keep a close eye out for the only native land mammal in Iceland here! If you won´t have luck, you can still meet them at Arctic Fox Center and contribute to their protection. 

The road hugs the coastline and offers uninterrupted views of fjords, mountains, and glaciers in all directions. As well as that, there are seal colonies, salmon farms, and turf-roofed huts to be seen too! There are several incredible viewpoints along the way. We’ll stop at the best ones, depending on visibility on the day.

Tröð is one of the most impressive, with astonishing views of Álftafjörður and Drangajökull glacier on Hornstrandir. Beyond this spot, we’ll stop at Steinninn í Skötufirði, a unique honeycomb rock formation, one for the kids to explore!

Hvitanes is one of the most accessible places to spot seals in the Westfjords, so we’ll take a look at these charming creatures here. Before we leave the Westfjords, we’ll visit Gervidalsá, a pretty rock canyon with a fast-flowing waterfall close to the road.

Heading south, we’ll break the return journey to Reykjavík (ETA 8-9 pm). One last stop will be by Grábrók Volcanic Craters, where you can stretch your legs and walk up the stairs to multiple viewing platforms. 

This will be the last stop on your memorable adventure exploring the wild Westfjords!










Know Before You Go

Proper footwear when walking on uneven and slippery surfaces increases your safety and comfort. If you do not own proper footwear (solid shoes reaching above your ankle) you can rent them during booking process
Hiking boots

For your convenience and safety reasons, it is recommended that you pack lightly for this tour, in a small suitcase or backpack. If you have large luggage with you, please check with your accommodation if they offer luggage storage for your time on this tour. If that is not a possibility, you can pay a small fee per luggage and we will make sure we have space for it on the tour bus or in a special luggage trailer


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Free Pick Up Service From Reykjavík

We offer pick up and drop off within the city of Reykjavik. We can pick-up directly from many hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik as well as from the Reykjavik cruise ship terminals.

Parts of Reykjavík City Center are closed for the commercial traffic. Please note, that your pick up might be from one of the dedicated meeting points