Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins

Join Backcountry Journeys as we tour the remote Westfjords region of Iceland. While on this fantastic itinerary we’ll travel each day across one of the country’s most remote regions, looking to photograph not only the fantastic landscapes such as deep fjords, unique waterfalls, and seascapes, but also marine birds such as Puffin!

In addition to the fantastic and famous Icelandic landscapes, the Atlantic Puffin will be also be one of our main targets on this itinerary. Iceland is a superb location to see and photograph these unusual and magnetic birds. In fact, this small Nordic island is home to between 8 and 10 million Puffin, which is more than 60% the world’s entire Atlantic puffin population.

We will visit Látrabjarg, the westernmost point of Iceland, which has become one of the most thrilling bird watching places in the entire country. This nearly 9 mile long series of cliffs rise to a remarkable 1,447 feet in height; an awe-inspiring location that will provide to us amazing close-range opportunities with the birds. And it’s not only Puffin who call these cliffs home. Gannets, guillemots, razorbills, white-tailed eagles, red-throated loons, arctic terns, redshanks, snipes, auks, murres, kittiwakes, fulmars, snow buntings, ringed plovers also reside here.

Seemingly endless landscape photographic opportunities will present themselves to us on this driving tour, and we’ll take advantage of it all! We’ll be sure to visit the majestic waterfall Dynjandi, the Westfjords Pride waterfall, along with the beautiful Hraunfossar & Barnafossar falls.

Visit Iceland with Backcountry Journeys this year for an awesomely complete landscape and bird photography tour of the Remote Westfjords & Puffins.


  • The Best of Iceland
  • Near 24 hour sunlight
  • Stunning cliffs & world’s best Puffin photography
  • Massive waterfalls, glaciers & geysers
  • Small groups
  • Great local hotels & guides
  • Shoot alongside a professional photographer
Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins

Iceland: Remote Westfjords & Puffins

12 Days

Trip Price: from $8295 double occupancy

+$895 single supplement

Deposit: $2000

Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 10 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Reykjavik, Iceland

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Mountain Time


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Dates & Pricing

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Trip Details

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike with a daypack.

Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

We will be staying at cozy hotels throughout Iceland

Most meals are included during the trip dates. Dinners are at hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.

Expect a variety of weather this time of year in Iceland. The weather can prove unpredictable and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Travel Details
Departure city is Reykjavik, Iceland

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