The West Fjords
The Westfjords of Iceland are the large peninsula in the north-west. Home to the westernmost point in Europe, the Látrabjarg cliffs, the Fjords are remarkable both historically and geographically plus are a must-visit for wildlife lovers. Not only is this area, with its protected nature reserves, a havan for arctic plant life, it is also home to a great variety of birds including vast numbers of puffins and it is one of the very few places in Iceland where you can see arctic foxes, Icelands only native terrestrial mammal. Even the waters are rich with life, home to seals, humpback whales, dolphins and even occasionally orcas. In addition to flora and fauna, the west fjords are well worth a visit if you are a fan of geology or culture with waterfalls, golden red sand beaches and traditional settlements to visit.