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Ísafjörður has a long history and therefore the community has many stories to tell. There are two places that are a must stop in Ísafjörður if you want to know more about the community. The Westfjord Heritage Museum in Ísafjörður is situated in one of four 18th century houses that have been renovated and are now amongst the town's biggest tourist attractions. The town of Ísafjörður was established and based on the fishing industry; therefore it is only natural that the museum focuses mainly on maritime history. In the museum itself, as well as in the area around it, you will find all kinds of fishing equipment, everything from fish hooks to a ship. There is also a part of a big accordion collection. After a tour around the museum and its surroundings, you can relax at the Tar House and enjoy some light refreshments. Another stop which is a must is the Old Hospital which after renovation in 2002 and 2003 is called The Museum House. The house itself was built in 1925 and now services as a city library, art museum, archive museum and a photography museum.


The Culture House
  • Eyrartún
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 450-8220

Westfjords of Iceland

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The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
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