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Christmas Opening Hours 2015-16

Christmas is an important family holiday in Iceland, and during this time many businesses in the service sector close down. Most shops, restaurants, bars, museums, and other attractions are closed on Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year‘s Day (January 1).

Into the Glacier wins SAF's Innovation award 2015

The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF ) delivers its annual innovation award for a remarkable innovations and it aims to encourage businesses within the SAF for innovation and product development.
Kristján Guðmundsson Managing director

Lonely Planet announces West Iceland to be in the ‘top ten regions’ for 2016

West Iceland is delighted to announce that it has been listed in Lonely Planet’s ‘top ten regions’ for 2016. West Iceland has been included in this list due to it having the perfect combination of stunning landscapes, unique regional culture and friendly locals. It is also easily accessible for visitors due to its proximity to Reykjavik and a robust year round road network.

Killer whale-watching in West Iceland

In Grundarfjördur, northern Iceland, a pod of orcas has taken to feeding in the fjord near the town in winter. Kevin Rushby went to savour the spectacle and found local fishermen and a killer whale expert focused on getting the right balance between tourism and environmental awareness

West Iceland Instagram

West Iceland has its Instagram and we encourage to follow us and use the #WestIceland while traveling in West Iceland

Langjökull ice-cave

Construction of a five hundred metre (1640 feet) long tunnel into Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest ice cap, is well on its way. The idea is the brainchild of the various travel companies operating on Langjökull Glacier.

Hraunfossar, The Lava Field Waterfall You Didn't Know Was On Your Bucket List

Hraunfossar in the Huffpost Travel ,,The Lava Field Waterfall You Didn't Know Was On Your Bucket List"

Kirkjufell one of 10 Most Beautiful Mountain in the World

Year round, Kirkjufell is a marvel. In warm weather, it’s a luscious green and the nearby waterfall, Kirkjufellsfoss, rages. When it’s cold, the mountain glistens with snow, auroras abound, and Kirkjufellsfoss is frozen in its flow. It’s no wonder the mountain, elegant and symmetric, is one of the most photographed spots in Iceland.