Go West With Air Iceland
Air Iceland offers twice-daily flights to Ísafjörður, the unofficial capital of the West Fjords.
The West Fjords have some of the best nature in Iceland. There are endless coastlines, steep bird cliffs, and gorgeous mountainous landscapes that await those that make the trip. Ísafjörður, which is home to about 4,000 people, is the ideal place for tourists to base themselves when exploring the region. Given the small size of the town, it’s easy to feel isolated in Ísafjörður, but it’s a feeling many tourists relish. The town itself is quaint with a small downtown area with shops and restaurants and the surroundings are picturesque with mountains in the background and a bustling harbor. A short drive outside town, you’ll find towering mountains, interesting rock formations, and more sheep than people. Ísafjörður is a good base for exploring the West Fjords.
Air Iceland operates two daily flights from the Reykjavik domestic airport to Ísafjörður. The experienced and professional staff takes great pride in providing guests a seamless and convenient travel experience with friendly service.
Exciting West Fjords day tours
Air Iceland partners with several tour operators around the country and offers three day tours to the West Fjords with plane service from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður. The Ísafjörður Day Tour, which is available all year round, gives travelers a taste of the local nature, history and food in the West Fjords. The tour begins with a trip to the oldest fishing station in Iceland, Osvor Bolungarvik before heading to the Maritime Museum in Isafjordur. The afternoon is spent exploring the surroundings and nature of Ísafjörður followed by a visit to the eco-friendly fishing village Sudureyri to enjoy some fresh, local fish.
Another tour, Dynjandi & the Westfjords, takes travelers to Dynjandi, where guests have the option of doing a hike up to the top tier of the majestic waterfall as Dynjandi is one of the most impressive and beautiful waterfalls in the West Fjords. Additionally, guests get to see the wondrous fjords of Önundarfjörður, Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður, offering jaw-dropping views of the fjords. The tour, which is available from May 1-Oct 31, also stops at the golden sand beach of Holt and the cozy fishing village Thingeyri and travelers will have the chance to explore Ísafjörður on their own.
The third tour has some of the most isolated and beautiful parts of the West Fjords. The tour, Under the West Fjords Cliffs, starts with a circle around the Svalvogar peninsula, which is remote and off the beaten path. Guests will be in awe as they follow the rugged coast, hiking, to see the dramatic cliffs, calm creeks, rich birdlife and colorful mountains. Travelers might have a chance to see arctic foxes, seals and whales, as well as a lot of roaming sheep. The tour is available from June 1-Sept 30.
In addition to domestic flights in Iceland, Air Iceland flies to close Nordic neighbors, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. In fact, in June 2016, Air Iceland is adding a new gateway to Greenland, Kangerlussuaq on the west coast. Kangerlussuaq means “big fjord”, and they mean it—the fjord is 170km and the Arctic Circle crosses the fjord at its halfway point. The main event for many travelers is the Greenland Ice Cap, which is easily accessible from Kangerlussuaq. The Ice Cap is a true wonder of the world as the glacier edge calves into roaring river rapids below, leaving a choppy face of ice in its place. In addition to exploring the remarkable Ice Cap, a local tour operator runs a number of excursions including trips to see local wildlife, including arctic foxes, reindeer, ox, falcons, eagles and ravens, as well as boat trips, horse riding, guided hikes, sightseeing flights and a visit to the US military museum.
Air Iceland is ready to accommodate you whether you are a flying for business or leisure. The warm, capable, and friendly star are ready to welcome you and make your dream trip come true. In addition to Isafjorður and Kangerlussuaq, Air Iceland flies travelers to Grimsey in the north to cross the arctic circle, Egilsstaðir to explore the vast and breathtaking East Fjords, Akureyri, the capital of the north, as well as Vopnafjörður and Thorshofn in the east. Air Iceland also flies to Kulusuk, Nuuk Ilulissat, Narsarsuaq, and Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland.
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