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Árneshreppur

Árneshreppur

Iceland’s least populous; the municipality of Árneshreppur has only 50 inhabitants. The road connecting the region to the rest of Iceland can be close
Bíldudalur

Bíldudalur

 Bíldudalur is nested by the fjord Arnarfjörður, a location which is not only beautiful but also responsible for Bíldudalur’s reputation as the “good-
Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík is the northernmost village in the Westfjords, situated on an eponymous cove.The village has been a fishing port since settlement, so natu
Djúpavík

Djúpavík

Traveling along road #643 through the Árneshreppur municipality is one of the most scenic drives you could ever take. Besides the breathtaking nature,
Drangsnes

Drangsnes

Drangsnes is a fishing village, pure and simple. Conveniently located near the fishing grounds, it thrives in its minimalistic ways. In fact, the entr
Flatey

Flatey

Breiðafjörður is the second biggest fjord in Iceland as it stretches 70 km where it is widest. Where the fjord gets more shallow there are almost unco
Flateyri

Flateyri

Flateyri has been a trading post since 1792 and saw its heyday in the 19th century when it was home to a fleet of decked vessels and the base for shar
Hnífsdalur

Hnífsdalur

Hnífsdalur is a small village between Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík. It has some 200 inhabitants, many of whom seek work in Ísafjörður, only 4 km away. T
Hólmavík

Hólmavík

Get off the ring road - and let the trolls guide you The Strandir area, with its small towns, rich history, and impressive landscape is the perfect c
Ísafjörður

Ísafjörður

Rooted in a rich history as a trading post since the 16th century, Ísafjörður has evolved from its humble beginnings into the vibrant heart of the Wes
Norðurfjörður

Norðurfjörður

Norðurfjörður is a part of Árneshreppur the least populous municipality in Iceland, with only 53 inhabitants. It stretches over a wide area, though, c
Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður is the biggest town in the southern part of the Westfjords, with a population of around  780. Early in the 20th century, Patreksfjörður
Reykhólar

Reykhólar

If you are interested in bird-watching, the small village of Reykhólar is the perfect hub. The sea closest to shore is very shallow and with a high ti
Suðureyri

Suðureyri

Suðureyri is a fine example of an Icelandic fishing village. The village only began to form in the early 20th century, growing rapidly with the mechan
Súðavík

Súðavík

The small and friendly fishing village of Súðavík, 20 kilometres from Ísafjörður. Since 1995, when an avalanche destroyed a big part of the village, i
Tálknafjörður

Tálknafjörður

Tálknafjörður is a friendly village in the southern part of the Westfjords, with a population of approximately 300. For centuries, most of the locals
Þingeyri

Þingeyri

VISIT THINGEYRI -EVENT CALENDAR This summer, Thingeyri and Dyrafjordur fjord are home to many events, services and activities every day of the week.

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  • Slow Travel in the Westfjords

    Ever felt like you needed a vacation after your vacation? That's where slow travel comes in. It's not about racing from one tourist spot to another, trying to cram in as much as possible. Nope, slow travel is all about taking your time, soaking up the local vibes, and truly experiencing a place in all its glory. One thing we often hear from travelers who’ve been to the Westfjords, is that they wished they had stayed longer.
  • Hiking Suggestions

    Planning a summer getaway to the Westfjords? While there are plenty of ways to explore the region, nothing beats immersing yourself in nature on foot. Whether you're an avid hiker or just starting out, there are trails to match every fitness level. You can opt for a guided hike to delve deeper into the area's history and culture or set out on your own adventure. Here are some hike suggestions suitable for almost anyone. Just remember to wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and pack a bottle of water for the journey. Here are a few options, ranging from guided hikes to self-guided excursions, for you to consider.
  • The Sheep Farming Museum

    The Sheep Farming Museum is a museum and a cultural center, located in Strandir near Hólmavík. “Why is there a whole museum dedicated to sheep farming?” - one might ask. First of all, we have a lot of sheep’s! If you’re visiting in summertime, you can be sure of seeing them roaming around. Be careful if you are doing a self-drive trip, the sheep’s like to cross the road.
  • Aldrei fór ég suður 2024 – Rock Festival of The People

    Aldrei fór ég suður - Direct translation: "I never went South", has been happening in Ísafjörður every Easter since 2004. It started as just a one-night thing, but it's been getting bigger and better ever since.