Iceland Spring
Sunday 8th – Wednesday 18th May 2022
Tour Cost: £2,950 (Plus Flights)

We fly from London Heathrow to Keflavik, arriving mid-afternoon and from there transfer to the Snaefellsness Peninsular, our home for the next three nights. During our stay we will be able to explore around the peninsular visiting such locations as Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell Foss one of the most attractive waterfalls in Iceland. The peninsular is dominated by the high mountain range running down its spine. Its icecap offers a spectacular back drop to the wild landscapes and Icelandic churches that are found here. It is also the source of many waterways that form cataracts and waterfalls as they cascade down to the sea. Of course, this time of year means the days are long allowing us to venture out late in the evening to explore the dramatic light. It is also home to a wide variety of birds including golden plover, godwits, whooper swans and the elusive rock ptarmigan.

Having spent our time exploring here we will join the ferry at Stykkisholmur and take the 2½ hour crossing to Brjanslaekur to begin our exploration of the Western Fjords region. This is amongst the remotest regions in Iceland with little or no vehicle access to the interior so we will spend our time exploring the south west coastal region which will include a visit to the spectacular Latrabjarg Sea Cliffs to photograph the seabirds that abound here. Hopefully, we will find plenty of puffin, razorbill, and guillemots amongst the thousand that use this site to nest. There are of course a wide variety of other birds and wildlife to be found here as well as the opportunity to explore the remote and rugged coastline.

Having spent three nights here we will transfer by road to the north eastern section of the peninsular where we stop for another three nights allowing us to visit the northern most accessible part of the area and explore the rugged coast and varying inland landscapes. In this wild part of Iceland there will be the opportunity to find a wide variety of birdlife as well as other wildlife such as fox and reindeer. We will of course use the late hours to enjoy the spectacular evening light that is found in the beautiful location.

Having spent time exploring this remote and exciting part of Iceland we will turn south to begin our return journey to Keflavik. The first part will take us through some exciting landscapes and mountainous areas as we drive to Borgarnes for our final overnight stop.

Detailed Itinerary