Isafjordur

The town of Isafjordur is considered the honourary capital of the Westfjords, and has a real vibrancy with a thriving harbour, world-class dining, swanky cafes and an annual music festival that draws fans from all over the world. The broad fjord of Isafjardardjup provides a phenomenal backdrop for a charming fishing village with colourful narrow streets and old buildings dominated by the steep slopes of Mount Kirkjubolsfjall.

Settled in the 1580s, Isafjordur boasts a lovely old town center with some of the finest and most beautifully restored timber buildings in the country. The meticulously restored Turnhus (Tower House) was built in 1744 and now houses the Westfjords Heritage Museum.

The pristine landscape is typified by narrow fjords and steep mountains, many of which descent directly into the sea. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to this remote area for fabulous hiking trails, sea kayaking, downhill skiing, rich birdlife, camping, and boat trips around the fjords which include stops at the tiny islands nearby.

 

Recommended tours in this area

 

Calm Water Kayaking (from Isafjordur)

Go sea kayaking between the beautiful mountains of the Westfjords

Price from

71

 

Fisherman Culture Day in the Westfjords with Domestic Flight

A daytour by flight that brings you to the charming fishing villages in the Westfjords.

Price from

364

 

Mountains and Fjords

Explore the majestic mountains, deserted villages, and unique wildlife of Iceland's Westfjords.

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Price from

2.745