You’ll take in the stark, beautiful landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords on this tour, with a scenic drive through the mountains. As your coach navigates the hairpin bends, you’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of deep, inky-blue fjords and far-away farms huddled on green slithers of land. The first stop of the day is at Skrúður – Iceland’s oldest botanical garden. It was founded back in 1909, and it’s a Secret Garden-esque oasis compared to its surroundings. Once you’ve had a chance to explore, you’ll get back on the coach for a drive to Flateyri, a peaceful village formed around the shark-fishing industry in the mid-19th century. While you’re here, you’ll stroll the sleepy streets, stopping to listen to traditional Icelandic music in the village church and to delve into an age-old bookstore. You’ll also check out an exhibition that charts the area’s history, before wrapping things up at a craft-making demonstration with some of the local women. There’ll be a coffee break before you make your return journey, too, with tea and coffee served alongside traditional Icelandic cakes.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.