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...

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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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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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Kaldbakur

Kaldbakur is the highest mountain in the Westfjords. The mountain, located beween the fjords Arnarfjordur and Dyrafjordur, rises to 998 meters. From ...

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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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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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Hornstrandir

  The Hornstrandir nature reserve features magnificent landscape and wildlife and is highly popular for hiking. The area of Hornstrandir was p...

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Tálknafjörður

Between Patreksfjörður and Bíldudalur is the village of Tálknafjörður, in the southern region of the Westfjords. Despi...

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Westfjords

The Westfjords are the westernmost part of Iceland and the whole of Europe. The Westfjords are home to some off the most beautiful natural gems and of...

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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 - the best that Iceland has to......

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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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Isafjordur Mountain View

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

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Arctic Foxes & Midnight Sun

The bright Icelandic summer nights are the right time to see arctic foxes. During the day they......

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Calm Water Kayaking

Isafjordur has earned its reputation as the sea kayaking center of Iceland. The reason is the......

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Dark Side of Óshlíð

The old road between the towns of Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík, is well known among locals as the......

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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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Valley to valley

The mountains and valleys around Isafjordur offers the enthusiastic walker some great......

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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

Group private guided tours 1-6 in a jeep tour or 6-12 in minibus tour. Group size determines.......

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

Be the master of your journey and your wallet on this 13-day budget self-drive tour around the......

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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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