For travelers looking for a quaint fishing village drenched in natural isolated beauty, Bolungarvik truly provides breathtaking scenery. The village has a picturesque harbor surrounded by steep coastal mountains in this northernmost village of the Westfjords. During the summer months travelers enjoy the rich local birdlife, fertile fishing grounds. Climbing to the top of the Bolafjall Mountain offers staggering views.
Year round visitors can experience how life was for Icelandic fishermen until the beginning of the 20th century at the Osvor museum which is a fascinating replica of an old fishing outpost with traditional grass turf buildings.
Things to do in Bolungarvik
The friendly village has a number of attractions including some great restaurants serving locally caught seafood, a craft shop, an indoor swimming complex, a natural history museum and an 18-hole golf course.
During summer you can also climb the picturesque Bolafjall mt., rising 638 meters high, following a marked road. On the top of the mountain is locateded an former US radar station now operated by the Icelandic Coast Guard. Extreme caution is advised since the slopes are steep and dangerous, but the view from the summit is breahtaking.
We also recommend a visit to Skálavik black sand beach. Skálavík is a river valley and an inlet with a black beach pondered by the heavy waves of the open seas.
Check out our complete guide to the Westfjords.