Fascinating 2-Hour Walking Tour of Isafjordur in the Westfjords

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West Tours, Isafjordur, Aðalstræti, Ísafjörður, Iceland
2 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age


Discover the historical sights of Isafjordur and learn more about the Westfjords culture on this insightful two-hour walking tour. Curious travelers who want to learn more about the Westfjords region and its largest town will love this excursion.

Begin your walking tour in Isafjordur by gathering at the meeting point near the harbor. Look for the guide dressed in traditional 19th-century fisher worker attire. They should be easy to recognize in this outfit.

Once you've met the guide and the other guests joining the tour, it's time to set off. This two-hour walking tour takes you through Isafjordur's key landmarks, including historical houses and trade centers that date back to its days as a bustling trading town. 

Your guide will comprehensively overview the town's history, sharing fascinating factual information and local legends. A walking tour like this is an excellent way to understand more about a town and its people. 

Gain insight into the daily lives of its inhabitants, past and present, as you learn about their cultural practices.

The tour includes entry to the local heritage museum, which gives you further insights into the town's heritage, particularly its reliance on the fishing industry. 

Your guide will lead the group to a high point below the avalanche barriers on the slopes above the town. 

Here, you can admire a sweeping panorama of the Isafjordur fjord and enjoy the scenery of the surrounding valleys, mountains, and coastline. The guide will also explain the avalanche barriers needed to protect the town.

During your walking tour, you can sample some traditional Icelandic delicacies provided by your guide to replenish your energy. 

They'll provide a taste of Hardfiskur (a dried stockfish) and, for those of legal drinking age, a shot of the iconic Icelandic schnapps, Brennivin, which translates to "Burning Wine" in English. It's an excellent way to warm up if the weather is cold.

The journey ends at the Isafjardarkirkja church, a prominent landmark in the town.

You'll walk about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) in total, which is manageable for most travelers. Ensure you wear comfortable shoes for walking. If the weather is wet, good hiking shoes are the best option. 

Immerse yourself in the charm and history of Isafjordur on this enriching walking tour experience. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Entry ticket to a local heritage museum
Icelandic schnapps
Dried fish sample
Expert, English-speaking guide


Cultural Activity
Walking tours
Food & Drinks

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Comfortable shoes for walking
Fully charged camera
Refillable water bottle

Good to know

A public toilet is located close to the tour's ending point.

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