The Westfjords Way Passport Route

150 450 

8-12 Days

Follow the official Westfjords Way Route established by Chris Burkard, Lael Wilcox, Rue Kaladyte, Payson McElveen and Nichole Baker in 2021.

Follow the route that started it all! As the inspiration for the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge, this route has everything. You will traverse endless fjords and experience the best gravel gravel in the Westfjords. Passing countless waterfalls, hot pots, cafes and museums, this route gives you the opportunity to rack up 370 passport points in cultural stops.

*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

8-12 Days

Follow the official Westfjords Way Route established by Chris Burkard, Lael Wilcox, Rue Kaladyte, Payson McElveen and Nichole Baker in 2021.

Follow the route that started it all! As the inspiration for the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge, this route has everything. You will traverse endless fjords and experience the best gravel gravel in the Westfjords. Passing countless waterfalls, hot pots, cafes and museums, this route gives you the opportunity to rack up 370 passport points in cultural stops.

Route Highlights

Choose a route between 8-12 days

  • 960 km [595 mi]
  • 11,300 m [37,000 ft] of climbing
  • 40% gravel
  • Best for those who want to experience the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge official route
  • 18 Passport Stops (total 370 points)
  • Recommended bike: Gravel bike with at least 40mm tires or similar

*Keep in mind, you can always make changes to the route using our point system as a guide for recommended stops.

* Due to snow, some parts of this route may not be clear until the end of June or early July, and route changes may be required.

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
  • Laxárdalsheiði – mountain pass
  • Búðardalur – village
  • Flókalundur/Brjánslækur – restaurant/ hotel and hot pot
  • Patreksfjörður – village
  • Tálknafjörður – village
  • Bíldudalur – village
  • Þingeyri – village
  • Flateyri – village
  • Mjóafjarðarbotn/Heydalur – hotel/ hot pot
  • Drangsnes – village/ hot pot
  • Klofningsvegur
  • Breiðadalsheiði – mountain pass
  • Svalvogar

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.