I really enjoyed a brief stop on the Westfjords (or West Fjords) during my 2011 rent-a-car tour of Iceland.
… very mountainous; the coastline is heavily indented by dozens of fjords surrounded by steep hills. These indentations make roads very circuitous …
… total population in 2020 was 7,115 …
CHRIS BURKARD put together a gravel tour of the region he called WESTFJORDS WAY.
- 575 Mi.(925 KM)
- 40% unpaved
- pushing your bike about 10% of the time
Biggest worries for me riding solo are the weather — “Riding in fjords guarantees a headwind and a tailwind. The wind can be so severe that it will push you off your bike …” — and the remoteness. Not many bike shops or resupply points.
BUT I downloaded Lael’s map from the adventure to Komoot. So I’m ready to try it if I get the chance one day.
In a perfect world where everything goes right 😀 … I might even try it summer 2022 as part of my planned Norway & Faroe Islands cycling tour.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.