Ísafjarðarbær Surprisingly cosmopolitan

Ísafjarðarbær is a municipality in the Westfjords of Iceland. The municipality is built up by five towns and villages in the northern region of the Westfjords. Ísafjarðarbær came to exist when six municipalities merged in the year of 1996. What triggered the merge was the grand opening of the Westfjord-tunnel between Ísafjörður, Flateyri and Suðureyri the same year. The tunnel made connection between the towns and villages much easier and the plan was to make the area a combined commercial area, where you can live in one town but work in another. Ísafjarðarbær consists of the towns of Ísafjörður, Hnífsdalur, Suðureyri, Flateyri and Þingeyri

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Postal codes

400,401,410,425,430,470,471

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Skrúður, horticulture museum
Museums
  • Núpur, Dýrafjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 893-1065
The Culture House
Museums
  • Eyrartún
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 450-8220
Ísafjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Tungudalsvöllur
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5081
Gallery Koltra
Crafts & Design
  • Hafnarstræti 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8304
Edinborg Cultural Center
Exhibitions
  • Aðalstræti 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5444
Sjósportmiðstöð Íslands
Tour Operators
  • Suðurtangi 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 895-5518
Sagnaslóð
Travel Agency
  • Kot í Önundarfirði
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 895-4485
Hotel Reykjanes
Hotels
  • Reykjanes
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4844
Á milli fjalla - handcraft
Crafts & Design
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 430 Suðureyri
  • 450-9000
Jón Sigurðsson Memorial Museum
Museums
  • Hrafnseyri, Arnarfjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8260, 845-5518
Simbahöllin
Tourist Information Centres
  • Fjarðargata 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 899-6659, 869-5654
Nupur Guesthouse
Hotels
  • Núpur
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247
Sjóferðir Hafsteins og Kiddýjar
Ferries
  • Hjallavegur 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 892-1879
Westfjords Heritage Museum - The Blacksmith's Workshop
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 10
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-3294, 863-2412
ISlandfrauen, Helga Ingeborg Hausner
Winter adventure
  • Seljalandsvegur 85
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-2095
Eagle Tours
Day Tour Provider
  • Urðarvegur 80
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 858-4530
BS-Tours
Taxi
  • Hjarðardalur
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 778-5080
Valdimar Elíasson - The Viking Ship in Dýrafjörður
Tour Operators
  • Aðalstræti 55 / Víkingaskipið Vésteinn
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8267, 861-3267, 864-7616
Ísafjörður Photo Museum
Museums
  • Eyrartún
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 450-8224, 895-7138
Autumn Triathlon
  • Hlíðarvegur 20
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-3291
Runners' Festival in the Isafjordur area
  • Daltunga 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 894-4208
Gláma Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Meðaldalur
  • 470 Þingeyri
Hópferðamiðstöð Vestfjarða
Tour Operators
  • Vallargata 15
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 893-1058, 847-0285
Grænhöfði ehf.
Guesthouses
  • Ólafstúni 7
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7762, 863-7662, 861-8976
International Dolls Museum
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 4
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7710, 866-4642
Snjafjallasetur Heritage Centre
Museums
  • Dalbær, Snæfjallaströnd
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 698-7533
Dalbær Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Snæfjallaströnd
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 8217121
Fosshestar
Day Tours
  • Kirkjuból
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Vestfjarðaleið
Day Tours
  • Sundstræti 39
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 893-8355
Culture museum, Hlíð
Museums
  • Núpur í Dýrafirði
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8239, 896-1660, 897 9805
The Nonsense Museum
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 11
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 893-3067
The old book shop Flateyri
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 3-5
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 699-3936

Others

Solvahus
Cottages
  • Hafnarstræti 13
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 860-6062
Dalbær Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Snæfjallaströnd
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 8217121
Sólheimar Studio Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 9
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 891-7731
Sæból Farm
Farm Holidays
  • Sæból 3 - Ingjaldssandur
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 848-0920
Hotel Sandafell
Hotels
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-1600
Private house with private garden
Guesthouses
  • Tangagata 10a
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Budget Apartment with ocean view
Apartments
  • Sólgata 8
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Hornbjargsviti- Ferðafélag Íslands
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Látravík á Ströndum
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 568-2533
Höfði Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Dýrafjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 833-4994
Grunnavík Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Grunnavík í Jökulfjörðum
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4664, 866-5491, 854-8263
Comfortable Bungalow
Guesthouses
  • Silfurgata 12
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 862-5669
Fitjateigur, Hnifsdalur
Apartments
  • Fitjateigur 3
  • 410 Hnífsdalur
  • 863-0180, 863-7039
Guesthouse Koddinn
Guesthouses
  • Hrannargata 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 859-7855
Alvidra
Guesthouses
  • Dýrafjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 895-0080, 895-7179
Nupur Guesthouse
Hotels
  • Núpur
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247
Guesthouse Managata 1
Guesthouses
  • Mánagata 1
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 897-4146
Hotel Reykjanes
Hotels
  • Reykjanes
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4844
Grænhöfði ehf.
Guesthouses
  • Ólafstúni 7
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7762, 863-7662, 861-8976

Others

Félagsbær Café
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 11
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7676
Hamraborg
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-3166
Thai-Koon
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 9
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-0123
Hotel Reykjanes
Hotels
  • Reykjanes
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4844
Jón Sigurðsson Memorial Museum
Museums
  • Hrafnseyri, Arnarfjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8260, 845-5518
N1 - Service Station
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7878
Hotel Sandafell
Hotels
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-1600
N1 - Service Station
Cafés
  • Sjávargata 4
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8380
Simbahöllin
Tourist Information Centres
  • Fjarðargata 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 899-6659, 869-5654
Húsið
Cafés
  • Hrannargata 2
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-5555
Gamla Bakariið
Cafés
  • Aðalstræti 24
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-3226
Vagninn Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 19
  • 425 Flateyri
  • 456-7751
Dalbær Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Snæfjallaströnd
  • 401 Ísafjörður
  • 8217121
Bakarinn
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 14
  • 400 Ísafjörður
  • 456-4771
Nature
Reykjanes

Built as a school for the children of the area, Reykjanes was strategically located for its geothermal springs and ease of access by boats. Reykjanes has since the school closed down been a hotel and a camping place and a popular stop to take gas. It was however always a little bit off the main route for drivers, but with new bridges and roads opened in 2009 it is now again right in the centre. Its main attraction, though, is Iceland's longest swimming pool, intended to be 50 metres but by mistake built a bit longer. Due to the warm water from the hot spring, the pool has sometimes been referred to as "Iceland´s largest hot pot".

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Dynjandi

Simply enthralling; The Westfjords' favourite front-page model for decades, and is never short of breathtaking. The biggest and widest part of the waterfall is the one that gets all the attention and the photos, even though there are impressive, albeit smaller, waterfalls further down the river.
To enjoy, follow this simple step-by-step manual. 1. Stop your car at the parking lot. 2. Walk all the way up to the biggest part of the waterfall, it takes about 15 minutes. 3. Take a deep breath and enjoy 4. Whenever ready, go back down to the car. 5. Tick off this article and continue working through the check-list.

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Haukadalur in Dýrafjörður - Westfjords

Haukadalur is the place to go if you like the Icelandic sagas. If you like history. If you're a literature buff. Or if you just like a good hike. This, you see, is the setting of the famous Gísla Saga. Isolated and tranquil, Haukadalur is not very far from Þingeyri and an avid fan (or a saga guide) can bring Haukadalur valley to life, explaining which parts of the story too place where.

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Latravik (Hornbjarg)

Látravík is a small creek in the south east of Hornbjarg. In the creek lays Hornbjargsviti, or the lighthouse of Hornbjarg which used to be a manned weathersation as well. Now all the equipment is manual and no people live in the area all year long. During summertime Hornbjargsviti is a guesthouse for travellers in the area and is a great pitstop on the way to or from Hornbjarg.

Reykjafjordur

Reykjafjordur is a short and wide fjord in northern Strandir. It was abandoned by its last inhabitants in 1959. The buildings have been well maintained and they still stand on the lowland at the northwest side of the fjord. The old farm houses are on a hill just by the ocean and other houses, in which people stay during the summer, are further in the fjord.
A guesthouse with sleeping bag accommodation, summer cottages and a big campsite are operated in Reykjafjordur during the summer. The swimming pool is open for all guests. Reykjafjordur can be accessed by foot or boat. There is also an airstrip for small planes.

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Ingjaldssandur

Ingjaldssandur is a huge, lush valley facing the sea between Önundarfjörður and Dýrafjörður. Once home to dozens of farming folk, people used to get there by plane or boat. The rough mountain road into the valley is an attraction all of its own: for there are few more exciting or more scenic drives anywhere. These days the mountain-hemmed and beach-ended valley only has one working farm left. And lots of sheep. And a small church with an unusual Celtic cross on top. You may even be lucky enough to buy some of the farmer's excellent handicrafts, jewellery and woollen goods…

For the Children
Swimming Pools

Swimming pools provide service that most Icelanders take for granted in almost every town. They want to have as many of them in close distance as they can. In Ísafjarðarbær there are four swimming pools.

Ísafjörður pool
Weekdays 10.00 - 21.00
Weekends 10.00 - 17.00
Flateyri pool
Weekdays 10.00 - 20.00
Weekends 11.00 - 17.00
Suðureyri pool
Weekdays 11.00 - 19.00
Weekends 11.00 - 19.00
Þingeyri pool
Weekdays 08.00 - 21.00
Weekends 10.00 - 18.00
Nature
Onundarfjordur

Önundarfjörður is a particularly pretty fjord, even by Westfjords standards. This is partly due to Holt beach, which is a sweeping golden-sand beach and dune system which curls out into the fjord and is a bit likeSpainfor a few hot days of the year. The rest of the time it's a great walk and the dunes are a protected eider duck nesting area. It is also impossible to mention Önundarfjörður without mentioning thevillageofFlateyri. Flateyri has a fascinating story to tell…and also a museum of nonsense.

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Arnarnes

Arnarnes offers fantastic views over Ísafjörður and surroundings. Arnarnes is also a amazing place to capture amazing photos of the midnight sun during the summer months. During the Winter months the area is also nice to capture the phenomena of the Northern lights.

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Hornvik

Hornvik is surrounded by the cliffs of Hornbjarg to the east and Haelavikurbjarg to the west. West side of Haelavikurbjarg is Hælavík cove.

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Haelavikurbjarg

Haelavikurbjarg, between coves Hornvik and Haelavik, is a 521 m high sheer cliff. It is named after Haell, a freestanding rock in the sea just off the coast. Above the brink is a valley called Hvannadalur. Below the valley are two beautiful freestanding dikes, Langikambur and Fjol, in the sea, with a small cove named Kirfi in between them. Not far away is the third dike, Sulnastapi, standing in the sea close to the cliff.

History and Culture
The Old Blacksmith's Workshop

The old Blacksmith's Workshop was founded by Gudmundur J Sigurdsson in 1913, but Gudmundur came back to Thingeyri in 1903 after learning the trade in Denmark. The machine shop was one of the first if its kind in Iceland and leading in the development in the trade.

Today the museum includes all the old machines and blacksmith operation are still in their almost original state. This is a living museum, where visitors can experience the old machine shop as time has stood still. An amazing atmosphere for all ages.

Nature
Bolungavik

Bolungavik is a wide and short bay surrounded by high cliff mountains. On the north side is Skardsfjall mountain, 502 metres high, and at its side is Straumnes. On the south side of Bolungavík one can see cliff Bolungavíkurbjarg and further on Drangsnes, but on the west coast the landscape is milder, leading up to the moor lands of Bolungavik.
In Bolungavik there is a guesthouse with sleeping bag accommodations during the summer.

Nature
Sandafell

Sandafell is a small mountain, 362 meters, a little south of Þingeyri. You can go up the moutain on a 4x4 car or simply take a little hike from Þingeyri. The view is going to be worth it.

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Straumnes

Straumnesfjall is a mountain above Aðalvík in Hornstrandir. From the village of Látrar there is an old road that leads you up to the mountain. During the years of 1953-1956 the American army built a radar station on top of the mountain and serviced the army for about 10 years. Now there are only wrecked houses, roads and flatlands that used to serve as an airport that tell the story of the American army in Hornstrandir. The Army built a new radar station on top of mount Bolafjall, above the town Bolungarvík, which served the army until it left iceland in the beginning of this century. Now all the radar stations in Iceland are owned by the Icelandic Coast Guard. Radarstöðin á Bolafjalli, ofan Bolungarvíkur, var byggð til þess að taka við af þessari stöð og er hún enn í notkun en er rekin af Landhelgisgæslu Íslands eftir að herinn fór af landi brott. Many people in Hornstrandir got a job connected to the american army, and you can only imagine what Hornstrandir area would have become if the station did not shut down. We leave the thougt for you to think about when you're in the area.

Hesteyri

Hesteyrarfjordur is the westernmost fjord of the Jokulfirdir area, surrounded by rocky mountains and steep screes. Lowland is rather limited. At the mouth of the fjord, the Lasafjall mountain rises on the east side and Nongilsfjall mountain om the west side. Inward on the west side one can see Innri-Hesteyrarbrunir and above them Kistufell mountain. The abandoned large farm Sletta is on the west side closer to the fjord’s mouth.

Adalvik

Adalvik cove faces the open seas, being the outermost cove in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. The cove is rather big, with about 5 miles between the impressive mountains that surround it. Both sides fall steeply into the ocean and there is a considerable lowland area within the cove. North of Adalvik is Straumnes and Straumnesfjall mountain. Further in the cove is Latrafjall mountain.

Nature
Skrúður

The garden was officially opened on August 7th 1909. In 1992, a group of people decided on their own to restore the garden, and on August 18th 1996 they formally returned the garden to its owner - the Ministry of Education. In November of the same year the Ministry handed over the garden to the town of Ísafjörður to own and care for. The formal aim of the garden is to be a memorial to itself and to the concept of school gardens where the sustaining of nature's bounty and environmental education are linked to the operations of public schools. The garden is also an example of successful horticulture in such northern climes, and as such, a notable part of the country's horticultural history.

Nature
Vigur

Puffins, eiders, guillemoths and arctic terns are this island's magnets, and they are all abundant. Indeed, as the puffins, which nest in burrows, have dug through much of the island's soil, travellers have to follow a certain path to avoid falling into one. This small bird, by some dubbed the penguin of the north, is a clumsy flier but impresses visitors by artfully stacking its beak full of sand eel or small fish, carrying it home to its hungry chicks. Being the opposite of the hospitable humans that live on the island, the Arctic terns fight to keep intruders away. Luckily, a stick held above the head does the trick. Eiders and humans share a mutual beneficence; eiders get protecion by nesting in close vicinity of the people, who collect the precious down from the eider nests. One of the every day event is when locals feed a group of orphan eider chicks. In Vigur you find the smallest post office in Iceland, as well as the only windmill and beautifully renewed houses. Since an end was put to milk production on Vigur island, the inhabitants spend much of the winter preparing the eider down, collected over the summer, for export.

To get to Vigur, there is a daily boat tour from Ísafjörður.

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Hornstrandir

This territory of the Arctic fox has been uninhabited since the 1950s. As isolated as it was then, it attracts the casual half-day visitors and serious gore-tex hikers alike. Its main attractions are three. First, the bird cliffs surrounding the bay of Hornvík, are a magnet of gigantic proportions. On the eastern side of the bay the cliff reaches a height of more than 500 metres, and the birds are teeming. Second, as there are no infrastructure and the tourists few in relation to the sheer size of the area, the sense of remoteness is strong. You can hike days on end without seeing a single person. The nature is pure and the tranquillity unmatched. Third, as the area is a haven for the Arctic fox (think hunting-ban and bird-packed cliffs), the chances of spotting one are high.

Most tours, especially day tours, depart from Ísafjörður. Hikers wanting to go on their own can also take boats from Bolungarvík and Norðurfjörður.

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Dyrafjordur

Dýrafjörður is a fjord in the Ísafjarðarbær municipality. At 32 kilometres long, it is among the harder fjords to miss, and even more so because of what's along its shores. This is where you'll find thevillageofÞingeyri, with its mock Viking festival ground. Between the fjords of Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður are the Westfjords Alps, so-named because they are some of the region's only mountains which are not flat topped. Driving towards Þingeyri over Gemlufjallsheiði pass, you will almost certainly need more than one photo stop.

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Hvítanes

Hvítanes is situated between Hestfjörður and Skötufjörður fjords in "central" Ísafjarðardjúp. As you arrive you should check the rocks at the shore. Hvítanes is one of Iceland most easily accessible seal colony, where large numbers of Harbour seals can be found relaxing on the rocks just meters from the shore.

The farmers at the Hvítanes farm have made the area more accessible by making a car park and putting up benches. At Hvítanes you can also borrow a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at these fun and playful animals.

For the Children
Heydalur

Heydalur is a paradise for those who like birdlife and to take pictures of birds. Heydalur offers horseback rides in Heydalur valley and many attractions for the family. The hot natural pool in Heydalur is a few minute walk from the country Hotel Heydalur. Sitting in the hot natural pool feeling the fatigue in your body float away is a feeling like no other. Some say that laying the hot pool in Heydalur gives you strength, and for many that is so true.

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Hornbjarg

Hornbjarg is the signature cliff towering at the top of Hornstrandir nature reserve. Green lush hills suddenly cut off by sheer cliffs dropping over 500 m straight down into the ocean below.

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Holt

Önundarfjörður is a particularly pretty fjord, even by Westfjords standards. This is partly due to Holt beach, which is a sweeping golden-sand beach and dune system which curls out into the fjord and is a bit likeSpainfor a few hot days of the year. The rest of the time it's a great walk and the dunes are a protected eider duck nesting area.

Nature
Drangajokull

Drangajökull is the only glacier in the Westfjords. It is the only glacier inIcelandwhose altitude in entirely below 1,000 metres. In addition to this, it is the only glacier inIcelandwhich is not in retreat (i.e. getting smaller). Drangajökull lies north of the Strandir region and south of the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Kaldalón, meanwhile, is a short fjord into which the glacier calves. The name literally means 'cold lagoon' and it is totally magical. It could be thought of as the Jökulsárlón of the Westfjords - although it is starkly different and visiting is a much more personal experience.

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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, a campsite, dozens of beautiful summerhouses, and the town's famous skiing centre. Every August, Tungudalur is also home to the European Mud Soccer Championships.

Other attractions
How to get here

How to get here and around

Ísafjörður can be reached by car, plane or bus. There are daily flights between Ísafjörður and Reykjavík throughout the year, and busses running 2-7 days per week depending on the season. Once you are here, you can use public transport, hire a bike, take a taxi or rent a car to get around.
By car
The driving distance between Ísafjörður and Reykjavík is 455 km. During winter, expect the drive to take no less than six hours. When traveling in Iceland by car during winter, it is recommended that you rent a 4wd vehicle with good winter tires.
To drive from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður during winter, follown road #1 through the university village Bifröst. Shortly after Bifröst turn onto road #60. Soon after you cross the bridge across Gilsfjörður, to enter the Westfjords area, turn onto road #61 to Hólmavík and further on to Ísafjörður. This route is cleared of snow daily during the wintertime. The same applies for the roads between Ísafjörður and the neighboring villages, Suðureyri, Flateyri, Þingeyri, Bolungarvík and Súðavík. Still, you should always make sure you visit www.road.is and/or call the Road Administration information number (+354) 1777 to get updated information on weather and road conditions. Remember that the conditions can change quickly in Iceland!
Please also visit www.safetravel.is and www.icetra.is before starting your drive around Iceland.
Note that it is not possible to drive the "Westfjords Circle" during the winter, as road #60 is closed between Þingeyri and Bíldudalur / Flókalundur (mountain roads Hrafnseyrarheiði and Dynjandisheiði). It is important to keep this in mind as many GPS devices do not contain this information.

By plane
Air Iceland operates flights twice par day between Reykjavik and Ísafjörður.
For schedules and bookings, please visit their web page: http://www.airiceland.is/

By bus

You can reach Ísafjörður from both Reykjavík and Akureyri during the summer months. For a full schedule, Please click here.

Public transport
Ísafjörður has a local bus system which connects all the towns and villages in the area, i.e., Ísafjörður, Suðureyri, Flateyri, Þingeyri and Bolungarvík. Note that the buses operate on weekdays only. For the schedule, please click here.

Car rentals
Hertz tel. (+354) 863-9023
Europe Car tel. (+354) 840-6074

Avis/Budget tel. (+354) 660-0617

As the number of available cars is limited, it is recommended to book in advance.

Taxi
To book a taxi, call (+354) 456-3518. As the number of available taxis is limited, it is recommended to book in advance.

Bicycle rental
Travel agent Vesturferðir / West Tours, Adalstraeti 7, Isafjordur (located in the same house as the Tourist information Office) offer bicycles for rental. Web page: vesturferdir@vesturferdir.is

If you need any assistance at all regarding your trip to Ísafjörður or the Westfjords area, please do not hesitate to contact the Westfjords Tourist Information Office, info@westfjords.is, tel. (+354) 450-8060.

Nature
Kaldbakur

Kaldbakur is one of the so-called Westfjords Alps - the tall and pointy mountain range between Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður. Most Westfjords mountains are flat topped as a result of Ice Age glaciers, but the "Alps" are tall and pointy and look a little bit like, well, the Alps…Kaldbakur is the tallest of them and, at 998 metres tall, it is the tallest mountain in the Westfjords region.

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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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