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How to get here

The Westfjords are fairly remote region of Iceland, however, it is very accessible. 

By plane

The quickest way to get to the Westfjords is by air, the flight from Reykjavík taking roughly 40-50 minutes, depending on the destination.
There are flights to three different airports in the Westfjords throughout the week.
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By car

Reykjavík to Ísafjörður, 455 km, paved road:
 Reykjavík - Hvalfjörður (tunnel) - Borgarnes - Brattabrekka (road 60) - Svínadalur - Arnkötludalur (road 61) - Steingrímsfjarðarheiði - Ísafjarðardjúp - Ísafjörður
Reykjavík to Þingeyri, 408 km total, 271 km of paved road:
Reykjavík - Hvalfjörður (tunnel) - Borgarnes - Brattabrekka (road 60) - Svínadalur - Barðastrandarsýsla (road 60) - Dynjandisheiði - Hrafnseyrarheiði - Þingeyri

By bus

Bus connections to the Westfjords are available the whole year. However, please note that there are seasonal changes. For the current winter schedule, click here.

By boat

The car ferry Baldur operates between Stykkishólmur and Brjánslækur. From June to August there are two departures from Stykkishólmur. During winter there is a daily departure from Stykkishólmur.
Visit for more information.

Local bus transportation

For local bus transportation in Ísafjörður and surroundings, click here.
For local bus transportation between Patreksfjörður, Tálknafjörður and Bíldudalur, click here.

Westfjords of Iceland

Towns & Villages

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.
Get to know more about them here. 

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