How to travel like the locals in Iceland

So, you’re visiting Iceland.. What every tourist in Iceland does is the Golden Circle. A classical route where you can see amazing things in short time. The only downside of this is the thing I mentioned above, every tourist in Iceland does it! The places are crowded and these populated places aren’t as exciting as they once were. So where can people see some amazing scenery, where there aren’t as many people around? The answer is simple. Westfjords.


You don’t have to guess where it is, as the answer is in the name. It is the fjords in the west. If you are prepared to rent a car for some time and like to drive, the Westfjords are the place for you. Some of Iceland’s most beautiful mountains, amazing scenery, and where you can take the pictures of your lifetime. For instance, Látrabjarg is the place in Iceland that is not only an amazing cliff, but furthermore, it is the most west part of Iceland. Just look at the picture!

Now, be careful though. Falling down the cliff means death.

If you’re scared of heights, you should check out a place called Rauðisandur. Translated into English it means red sand. The name says it all.. It is a beach with A LOT of red sand

Red sand beach, Iceland

Don’t forget your camera before this one. Some amazing pictures can be taken there if the weather is right. Don’t worry, it almost never is….

If you are in search for waterfalls, no worries, Westfjords has them too! Dynjandi is a waterfall near Bíldudalur. It is one of the trademarks of the Westfjords and there is a good reason for that!

You can find some breathtaking waterfalls around Iceland. But when you are looking for a beautiful waterfall AND few tourists, this is the one. Incredibly wide and makes a ton of noise. I can guarantee that no other place in the world is more suitable for a picnic that this one. That is if the weather is good. That happens at least four times a year 🙂

That’s about it for now folks. If you like peaceful places with amazing scenery, I would recommend the Westfjords to anyone!

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