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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 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 and 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:

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.

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:

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,, tel. (+354) 450-8060.

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