Pingdom Check
08/17/2022 | 4:00 PM

Rúrik Gíslason in the Westfjords

Rúrik Gíslason is a former footballer for Iceland's national team, and a jack-of-all-trades who has turned his hand to making gin, modelling, music, and dance: in 2021, he won the German dance competition 'Let's Dance'.

Rurik Gislason in a kayak on a fjord, with a mountain rising in the background

The Reykjavík native is spending some time this summer reconnecting with his roots. He recently visited the Reykjanes peninsula – the perfect day out from Reykjavík. This time around, it's the magnificent Westfjords! Lonely Planet named it the number 1 region to visit in its Best in Travel 2022. Come see it for yourself.

Check out Rúrik's videos for all the amazing sights and sounds of the Westfjords, from waterfalls to hot pools, mountain hikes to incredible seafood restaurants, then make a plan. We fly daily between Reykjavík and Ísafjörður, the main town in the Westfjords. The Visit Westfjords website can help you uncover more highlights.

Rúrik's travels

Follow Icelandair on Instagram to see more of Rúrik's adventures in Iceland, and look out for more stories from him as he visits some of Iceland's gems.

Check out Rúrik's adventures in beautiful East Iceland, too, and his winter-wonderland travels in North Iceland.

Rurik Gislason at a small outdoor geothermal pool by the side of a fjord

Rurik Gislason sits on a white Icelandic horse, riding a trail with lupin flowers in the foreground

Rurik Gislason sits beside an indoor pool at Heydalur farm in the Westfjords