Nature & Environment May 01, 2015

BBC Travel Explores the Westfjords, Where Waterfalls Outnumber People

Fewer than 3% of Iceland’s tourists visit the serene fjord-filled peninsula.

BBC Travel’s Katie Hammel recently traveled to Iceland’s Westfjords and witnessed some of the most beautiful and untouched scenery in the country.

Fewer than 3% of Iceland’s tourists visit the Westfjords, the small fjord-filled peninsula that reaches from Iceland’s northwest corner into the North Atlantic Ocean. Stormy weather and a lack of tourist infrastructure can make travel throughout the Westfjords difficult, but the reward is truly breathtaking. Check out these amazing pictures Katie Hammel and her husband took during their visit.