Westfjord Adventure (Iceland) Route Notes

Enjoy riding in some of the lesser travelled parts of Iceland. This is a tour around the West Fjords of Iceland with a stop by at the western-most point of Europe. The West Fjords is the name of the large peninsula on the northwestern part of the country. The fjords are known for their mountainous and spectacular landscape, their sparse population and isolation due to hard communications by land. In spite of this the West Fjords can still be considered one of Iceland’s secrets and on this tour untouched nature, uninhabited fjords, waterfalls, birdlife, steep cliffs and tranquility can be enjoyed among many other things. On the latter part of the tour you will also take a sneak peek into the highlands and finish off by visiting Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions that form a part of the Golden Circle (Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park).


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  • Surface: 30% gravel / 70% paved road
  • Difficulty: Experienced riders. Suitable for pillions.
  • Riding Distance: Around 1350 km (around 500 km are on gravel roads and highland roads)
  • Dates: Ride from May to September, depending on weather conditions.


  • Discover one of Iceland’s lesser travelled roads and regions
  • Whalefjord – a motorcyclist’s paradise
  • Steingrímsfjardarheidi – a long and climbing mountain route famous in Icelandic folklore
  • Latrabjarg – the highest cliff in Iceland and the habitat of millions of birds of different species
  • Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park – Part of Iceland’s ‘Golden Triangle’

What you get

  • GPS route (.GPX file)
  • Detailed route notes
  • Hotel and guesthouse accommodation suggestions
  • Suggestions for the best food and sights along the route