Westfjords Region of Iceland

As a prelude to Greenland trip, we spent a week in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Flying from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður, we immediately headed south to Þingeyri and setup at the Sandafell Hotel. Iceland has been experiencing terrible weather all summer, and our first two days were pretty bleak. But then we got “the third nice day since May” and the rest of the visit offered Icelandic summer at its best.

From Ísafjörður to Þingeyri seemed to be the last paved road in the region, the rest were often bumpy, winding adventures. On prior trips to Iceland I did not get a chance to photograph lupine or puffin. The lupine blossomed in full glory, making impressive displays across the fjords. For the second leg, we stayed in Breiðavík, putting us few kilometers from the puffin colonies at Látrabjarg.


You can download images or order prints from my Iceland: July gallery.