Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, with some 2600 inhabitants. It is an ancient church site and a trading post since at least the 16th century, although a real town did not start to form until after mid-19th century. The growth of the town was triggered by salt fish production, and ever since then the fishing industry has been vital for the community. Other industries, such as tourism and the service sector have grown in recent years and decades.

In Ísafjörður you will find a hospital, schools ranging from kindergartens to a small university, and branches from various government organizations. For the tourist, Ísafjörður has a range of accommodation, restaurants and recreation for all budgets and tastes. A golf course, hiking- and biking trails, horse riding, bird watching, skiing and kayaking are all within an easy reach. Ferries to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve depart from Ísafjörður daily during the summer months. In Ísafjörður you will find the regional tourist information office for the Westfjords.

Ísafjörður hosts some of the most celebrated festivals in Iceland, including the music festival "Aldrei fór ég suður", the Runners' Festival, the mud-soccer European Championships, Act alone theatre festival and "Við Djúpið" classical music festival.

It is easy to reach Ísafjörður either by car, by bus or by using the two daily flights from Reykjavík. If you travel by car during winter, remember to get updates on weather and road conditions.

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Ísafjörður
GPS Points N66° 4' 21.690" W23° 7' 9.675"
Postal codes

400

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Runners' Festival in the Isafjordur area
  • Daltunga 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 894-4208
Autumn Triathlon
  • Austurvegur 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 845-3191
Ísafjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Tungudalsvöllur
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5081
The Culture House
Museums
  • Eyrartún
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 450-8220
Vestfjarðaleið
Day Tours
  • Sundstræti 39
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 893-8355
Outvert Art Space
Exhibitions
  • Aðalstræti 22
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 868-1845
Fosshestar
Day Tours
  • Kirkjuból
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Edinborg Cultural Center
Exhibitions
  • Aðalstræti 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5444
BS-Tours
Taxi
  • Hjarðardalur
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 778-5080
Sjóferðir Hafsteins og Kiddýjar
Ferries
  • Hjallavegur 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5111
Eagle Tours
Day Tour Provider
  • Urðarvegur 80
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 858-4530

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Private house with private garden
Guesthouses
  • Tangagata 10a
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Guesthouse Managata 1
Guesthouses
  • Mánagata 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4111
Mánagisting
Guesthouses
  • Mánagata 4
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 6152014
Sólheimar Studio Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 9
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 891-7731
Budget Apartment with ocean view
Apartments
  • Sólgata 8
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Guesthouse Koddinn
Guesthouses
  • Hrannargata 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5555
Comfortable Bungalow
Guesthouses
  • Silfurgata 12
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669

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Tjöruhúsið
Restaurants
  • Neðstikaupstaður
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4419
Húsið
Cafés
  • Hrannargata 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 4565555
Bakarinn
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 14
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4771
Mamma Nína Pizzeria
Restaurants
  • Austurvegur 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 4564454
Gamla Bakariið
Cafés
  • Aðalstræti 24
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-3226
Heimabyggð Café
Restaurants
  • Aðalstræti 22b
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 6974833
Edinborg Bistró
Restaurants
  • Aðalstrætii 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 8924337
Hamraborg
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 4563166
Nature
Tungudalur

The town of Ísafjörðurlies in Skutulsfjörður fjord. The fjord ends in two distinct valleys: Engidalur to the left and Tungudalur to the right. Tungudalur is the playground of Ísafjörður - and a very pretty place to boot. This is where you'll find a small but perfectly formed waterfall, one of the region's best established and maintained forests, a full scale golf course, dozens of beautiful summerhouses, and the town's famous skiing centre. The towns excellent campsite is located in Tungudalur, great camping facilities, a playground and a beach volleyball course.

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