Dynjandi & The Westfjords

Highlights

• The Dynjandi waterfall, a majestic icon of the Westfjords
• The charming Hrafnseyri farm, the birthplace of Jon Sigurdsson
• Fjord landscape of Onundarfjordur and Arnarfjordur
• Scenic Dyrafjordur and the town of Thingeyri
• The Hrafnseyrarheidi mountain pass with spectacular views

5 hours
0+
Up to 19 persons

Languages

English

More about the Tour

We start the tour by driving straight to Dynjandi via the new tunnel at the bottom of Dyrafjordur. The tunnel exits in the Dynjandisvogur creek of Arnarfjordur after which the waterfall is named.

A series of 7 waterfalls falling like a bridal veil from the edge of a cliff, Dynjandi is breathtaking. The river originates from the Eyjavatn Lake in the Glama moors, which were home to the now extinct Glamajokull glacier.
We stop for an hour so you can enjoy the waterfall and scenic landscape. It is possible to take the short hike for a closer look at the top tier and spectacular views of the fjord and surrounding mountains.

We continue to the Hrafnseyri farm, the home of Hrafn Sveinbjarnason, a legendary chieftain spoken of in the Icelandic Sagas, but better known for being the birthplace of Jon Sigurdsson. Jon was the leader of the Icelandic independence movement and a founding father of the country, and his birthday is celebrated as the National Day.
You can walk around the restored turf houses, visit the free exhibition and take a look at the church. We recommend the homemade cakes at the café, which can be pre-booked during the checkout process.

On the way back, we take the longer route through a steep mountain pass, charming fishing towns some of the most beautiful fjords in Iceland.

At 30kms long, Arnarfjordur is one of the longest fjords in Iceland and is famed in folklore for being home to sea monsters.

The Hrafnseyrarheidi mountain pass connects Arnarfjordur and Dyrafjordur and is open only in the summer. Before the opening of the new tunnel in autumn 2020, this treacherous route was the only connection between the Northern and Southern Westfjords.
The mountain range between Dyrafjordur and Arnarfjordur is referred to as the Westfjords Alps and we will stop briefly to enjoy the impressive mountain and fjord views.

Dyrafjordur is rich in flora, fauna, history and geological marvels and home to the town of Thingeyri, one of the oldest settlements in the Westfjords. It is here where the regional Viking assembly (or “thing”) was held and the first trading post of the Westfjords was established.

Geologically considered to be the oldest part of Iceland, Onundarfjordur has a unique golden beach and dune system that are a protected eider duck nesting site.

This is a 5 hour tour. We also offer a 3 hour Dynjandi Waterfall Express tour.

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Why Book with Us

• Pickup and dropoff from the port
• 100% refund if your ship does not dock
• Small group tour with a local guide

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