Information about Ísafjörður

 

The town Isafjordur in the fjord Skutulsfjordur is the capital of the Westfjords, with a population of about 2600 people. 

Fishing is the main industry of Isafjordur, along with tourism. The University Center of the Westfjords is located here, and the town also has a cultural museum. The local folk museum is housed in the oldest home in Iceland, built in 1786.

Isafjordur hosts many popular events, its most famous being the highly popular yearly music festival, Aldrei For Eg Sudur ('I Never Went South'), near Easter time.

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Attractions nearby Ísafjörður

Þjófatindar

Thjofatindar are mountain peaks near the valleys Seljalandsdalur and Hnifsdalur in the Westfjords. The hike over the mountain pass is an easy one and...

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Seljalandsdalur

  Seljalandsdalur is a valley to the west of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. The valley is ideal for taking a nice walk among stunning landscape a...

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Hnífsdalur

  Hnifsdalur is  a small village of around 250 people in a valley of the same name and is positioned between Bolungarvik and Isafjordur. ...

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Syðridalur

Sydridalur is a rather broad valley in the Westfjords close to the inlet of Bolungarvik, wherefrom that village derives its name (vik=creek). The mou...

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Súðavík

Súðavík is a fishing village and municipality in the Westfjords of Iceland, positioned just off the west coast of Álftafj&oum...

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Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík is the second-largest town in the Westfjords, as well as being its second-largest municipality, with around 950 people. The town ho...

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Ísafjarðardjúp

  Isafjardardjup ('Icefjord's Deep') is a large fjord in the Westfjords of Iceland. The north side of the fjord has one inlet, Kalda...

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Hestfjörður

Hestfjörður (translated to “Horse Fjord”) is a fjord in Westfjords, near Vatnsdalur valley, Bolaskógur forest and Hat...

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Flateyri

Flateyri is the largest settlement in the 2km deep fjord, Önundarfjörður, in the Westfjords, Iceland. It's populations is still...

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Vigur

Vigur Island, half an hour’s boat ride from Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, is famous for its enormous colony of birdlife. Species...

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Þingeyri

Þingeyri is a village in the Westfjords of Iceland, found coastally on the Dýrafjörður fjord. Þingeyri has a populati...

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Dýrafjörður

  Dyrafjordur is one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords and is situated between the fjords Arnarfjordur and Onundarfjordur. Dyrafjordur b...

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Hornstrandir

Hornstrandir is a nature reserve located in the Westfjords, in the North West of Iceland. The total area covers 580 km2 (220 sq mi) of tundra, cliff...

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Hrafnseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee Hrafnseyri is an old town in the Westfjords that dates back to the Settlement Era and has link...

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Dynjandi

  Dynjandi (meaning ‘thunderous’), at the end of Arnarfjordur, is the most powerful waterfall in the Westfjords and breathtakin...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

Kirkjubolsdalur is a valley in the Westfjords. The river Kirkjubolsa runs through the valley. The valley  is a good hiking or biking trail, as i...

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Arnarfjörður

Arnarfjordur is the second-largest fjord of the Wesfjords and is known as one of the most beautiful of the fjords, due to its diverse landscape, majes...

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Öskjuvatn

  Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's s...

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Drangajökull

  Drangajokull is Iceland's northernmost glacier. It lies above the Hornstrandir peninsula in the Western Fjords. The glacier covers 160-20...

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Bíldudalur

Surrounded by layered, flat top mountains, Bíldudalur is an attractive fishing village settled on the fjord, Arnarfjörður. This fjord-...

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Tours near Ísafjörður

14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this two-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very the......

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Summer 8 Day Self Drive Tour | Westfjords & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Drive Iceland's most remote and rural areas on this incredible eight-day tour. You'll see a......

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13 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland & Westfjords

Jump behind the wheel for this 13-day, self-drive tour around Iceland! You will get to see......

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Drangajokull Glacier Adventure

Explore the northernmost Icelandic glacier, Drangajökull, on this exciting adventure tour. Hike......

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Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the spectacular Westfjords from the sea, with this kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This......

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Peaks of Thieves

We like playing outside in the cold and crispy days of winter and we invite you to come along.......

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Skinny Skis Adventure

Ísafjörður usually receives one of the heaviest snowfall in Iceland and it’s almost always......

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Westfjord Ring Road

Don't miss out on this multi-day opportunity to experience the Westfjords in all their glory......

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13 Day Self Drive Tour on Budget | Circle Of Iceland & Westfjords

Be the master of your time and your wallet on this 13-Day Budget Self-Drive Tour around the Ring......

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14 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Iceland's Ring Road & the Westfjords

See the whole of Iceland and visit the Westfjords with this affordable two-week package. You’ll......

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Svalvogar Circle | Westfjords Sightseeing Tour

Get to know the backcountry roads of the Icelandic Westfjords on this sightseeing circle route......

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Westfjords Wildlife Photography Adventure

Get to know the animals of Iceland on this wildlife photography excursion in the Westfjords. Any......

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Biking in the Westfjords | Tour from Isafjordur

Set off on a cycling adventure around the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. This tour......

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Paddle in the Wild of Hornstrandir | 6-Day Kayak Tour

Explore the remote and beautiful Westfjords and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve from a kayak. This......

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Isafjordur Mountain View

Explore the spectacular mountains of the Westfjords on this scenic Super Jeep tour. See the......

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Hornstrandir Nature Reserve | Day Tour in the Westfjords

Visit the most remote, untouched part of Iceland with this day tour to the Hornstrandir Nature......

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Valley to Valley | Hike Through the Westfjords

Explore the mountains, valleys and ocean views of the Westfjords with this hike from Ísafjörður.......

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Wildlife of Vigur Island | Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the wildlife of Vigur Island on this kayaking tour through the Westfjords. If you want......

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Westfjords Kayaking Day Tour | Two Fjord Adventure

Explore two incredible fjords of the Westfjords with a kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This trip......

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Six-Day Skiing Tour in the Westfjords | Kviar Ski Lodge

Go to the most remote area in Iceland, for the most epic ski trip imaginable. For six days in......

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Kayaking to Oshlid | Westfjords Day Tour

Kayak through the beautiful Westfjords on a day tour from Ísafjörður. This adventure should not......

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3 Days in the Westfjords | Arctic Foxes & Midnight Sun

Spend three days in the remote nature of the Westfjords. This tour is perfect for those who love......

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2 Days in the Westfjords | Hornstrandir and Hornvik

Explore Hornvík and Hornstrandir, untouched parts of the Westfjords, on this immersive two-day......

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