The west of Iceland is the scene of many of the old Icelandic sagas. One can find mountains and glaciers, vibrant birdlife, rivers and lakes, fjords and bays and substantial geothermal activity in the area.
Borgarfjordur is a lowland district with an abundance of lakes and rivers for fishing. It is also the home of the large hot spring, Deildartunguhver.
The Snæfellnes peninsula is teaming with birdlife. Along the penisula there are many tiny villages and places of interest such as Búðir, Hellnar and Arnarstapi, all well worth visiting. The Snæfellsjökull glacier may not be one of Iceland's biggest glaciers but on a clear day it is visible from faraway and is the peninsula's highest point. Jules Verne's made the glacier world renown with his novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", where it was the entrance point.