The Westfjords is where Iceland’s dramatic landscapes come to a riveting climax and where mass tourism disappears. Traveling along route 643 through the Árneshreppur municipality is one of the most scenic drives we ever took. Besides the breathtaking nature, you are bound to be captivated by the tiny settlements that greet you on the way. The historical village of Djúpavík dates back to 1917 when a herring factory was established in this small creek by the fjord Reykjarfjörður. The first attempt was short-lived but in 1934 a new factory was erected, the largest concrete house in Iceland at the time. The factory operated until 1954. It was a great day and we were very lucky with the weather!

Drangsnes – parking location: 65.6911267N 21.4400927W

Tungudalur – parking location: 66.0603227N 23.2055545W

Tálknafjörður – parking location: 65.6303115N 23.8504102W