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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 Þingeyri is a small village situated on a spit of land in one of Iceland's most scenic fjords, Dýrafjörður. Like in

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  • Museums and Exhibitions in the Westfjords

    Throughout the Westfjords, you'll encounter a wide variety of museums and exhibitions. These diverse attractions range from regional museums showcasing the area's history and culture to exhibitions dedicated to monsters, folklore, and witchcraft. Immerse yourself in the local heritage by visiting one or more of these fascinating museums. Whether you are a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply curious about Icelandic heritage, the museums in the Westfjords offer a rewarding and enriching experience. Here’s a guide to some must-visit museums in this captivating part of Iceland.
  • Puffin Adventures in the Westfjords

    For travelers venturing to Iceland, spotting puffins often ranks high on the must-do list, with puffin-themed souvenirs filling many a suitcase. The Westfjords region is home to several good spots to see puffins, including three impressive bird cliffs: Látrabjarg, Hornbjarg, and Hælavíkurbjarg.
  • Camping in the Westfjords: An adventure

    The Westfjords of Iceland are a remote and beautiful region, offering some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. This area is known for its fjords, mountains, secluded coves, and diverse wildlife. Camping in the Westfjords provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Icelandic nature and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this less-visited part of the country. Why camp in the Westfjords? The Westfjords are ideal for those seeking solitude and a deep connection with nature. Icelanders love to go camping during summer with their families and often plan road trips with camping sites as their guide for their adventure. The isolation and sparse population mean that many camping spots are tranquil, allowing for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Djúpavík

    Embark on an unforgettable journey along road #643 through the picturesque Árneshreppur municipality. This scenic drive offers breathtaking views of Iceland's stunning landscapes, dotted with charming settlements that welcome you with open arms. Among these treasures lies the historic village of Djúpavík, nestled along the shores of Reykjarfjörður.

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