The Ultimate Westfjords Way Passport Route

150 450 

12-21 Days

The Ultimate Westfjords Way route is for the strong and relentless – nothing can stop them. They explore what others aren’t able to. The Ultimate Westfjords Way route incorporates old forgotten roads and mountain passes, and traverses the most remote and wildest terrain of the Westfjords. This route is perfect for riders with a bit more time and flexibility, who are ready to take on the headwinds, rain, impossible hills and rough gravel and river crossings through this breathtaking landscape.

 

*Note: Passport routes are €450 for solo riders. If you are riding in a group, the primary group contact should purchase the €450 option. All additional group members cost €150. 

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Description

12-21 Days

The Ultimate Westfjords Way route is for the strong and relentless – nothing can stop them. They explore what others aren’t able to. The Ultimate Westfjords Way route incorporates old forgotten roads and mountain passes, and traverses the most remote and wildest terrain of the Westfjords. This route is perfect for riders with a bit more time and flexibility, who are ready to take on the headwinds, rain, impossible hills and rough gravel and river crossings through this breathtaking landscape.

Route Highlights

Choose a route between 12-21 days

    • 1,200 km [715 mi]
    • 19,400 m [58,000 ft] of climbing
    • 50% gravel
    • Best for those who want to experience the lesser known corners of the region and don’t mind a hike-a-bike
    • 33 Passport Stops (total 600 points)
    • Recommended bike: Gravel bike or hardtail with 50mm tires or bigger
    • Access to bike shop
    • On-route support in case anything goes wrong
    • Certificate of Achievement upon route completion

    Includes

    All passport routes include:

    • Route map GPX file and daily plan
    • Consultation call with local experts to plan your route and answer questions
    • Accommodation booking
    • Recommended gear/ clothing lists
    • Discounts at restaurants and museums
    • Starter pack including a Cycling Westfjords map, microfiber towel, and guidebook
    • Access to bike shop
    • On-route support in case anything goes wrong
    • Certificate of Achievement upon route completion

    Passport Stops

    Passport stops included on this route:

    • Ísafjörður – village
    • Súðavík – village
    • Litlibær í Skötufirði – cafe
    • Steingrímsfjarðarheiði – mountain pass
    • Hólmavík – village
    • Búðardalur – village
    • Flókalundur/Brjánslækur – restaurant/ hotel and hot pot
    • Patreksfjörður – village
    • Tálknafjörður – village
    • Bíldudalur – village
    • Þingeyri – village
    • Flateyri – village
    • Bolungarvík – village 
    • Mjóafjarðarbotn/Heydalur – hotel/ hot pot
    • Drangsnes – village/ hot pot
    • Klofningsvegur
    • Gilsfjörður
    • Dýrafjarðarbotn
    • Önundarfjarðarbotn
    • Breiðadalsheiði – mountain pass
    • Hestakleif
    • Kirkjubólsvegur
    • Borðeyri
    • Haukadalskarðsvegur
    • Orrabólsvegur
    • Þingmannaheiði
    • Rauðisandur
    • Keflavík
    • Látrabjarg
    • Selárdalur
    • Svalvogar
    • Botnsheiði
    • Bolafjall

    Discount List

    Food and drink

    • Mamma Nína
      • 10% discount of all 12” and 16” pizzas on menu
    • Tjöruhúsið
      • 1000 ISK discount
    • Litlibær
      • A waffle with cream and jam/a cake + coffee/tee/coco for 1200 ISK instead of 1500 ISK
    • Ögur Cafe
      • Soup of the day with bread plus coffee and cake for 1750 ISK
    • Hótel Djúpavík
      • 10% discount on food and drink
    • Sheep Farming Museum
      • 10% discount on full menu all day
      • 50% discount for access to the museum (500 ISK instead of 1000 ISK)
    • The Leif Eiríksson Center in Búðardalur
      • 25% discount on guided tour
      • 20% discount on heavy soup with free refill.
    • Vestur restaurant
      • Chicken soup 990 ISK
      • Cheeseburger 1590 ISK
      • Vegan Taco 990 ISK
    • Hótel Sandafell
      • 20% discount on food and drink (not valued for happy hour between 5pm and 7pm)
    • Gemlufall Café
      • 10% discount on food

    Museums and others

    • Bolungarvík
      • Free swimming pool entrance for those who are camping in Bolungarvík camping area
    • The Witchcraft museum
      • Free entrance!
    • Eiríksstaðir
      • 25% discount on tour with a guide and a quick nap in Eiríkur Rauðis’ bed!
    • The Leif Eiríksson Center excebition/Cafe
      • 25% discount on guided tour
    • Kastalinn Búðardal-horsbackriding
      • See accommodation
    • Hversdagssafnið/Everyday museum
      • 50% discount on entrance (500 ISK)
    • Byggðasafnið og Smiðjan (museums) Þingeyri
      • 1000 ISK entrance fee valued for both museums for two days.