Ísafjörður is the biggest town in the Westfjords headland, with around 2600 occupants. It is an antiquated church site and a commercial port since the sixteenth century, albeit a genuine town didn’t begin to shape until after the mid-nineteenth century. The development of the town was set off by salt fish production. Since the time then the fishing business has been indispensable for the network. Different businesses, for example, the travel industry and the administration area have filled as of late and many years.

The focal point of Ísafjörður is a beguiling network of old wood and tin-clad structures, numerous unaltered since the eighteenth century when the harbour was brimming with tall boats and Norwegian whaling groups. Today it is a shockingly cosmopolitan spot, and after some time spent going in the Westfjords, it’ll feel like a clamouring city with its enticing bistros and a fine selection of cafés.

There’s climbing in the slopes around the town, skiing in winter and normal summer boats ship explorers across to the distant Hornstrandir Peninsula.



The Westfjords are known to be the coolest region in Iceland adrift level. Ísafjörður has a tundra atmosphere, intently verging on either a dry-summer subarctic atmosphere (Köppen atmosphere order: Dsc) or a chilly summer Mediterranean atmosphere if you utilize the 0 °C isotherms or the – 3 °C isotherm. The atmosphere is portrayed by chilly winters and cool summers. The hottest month is July with the mean temperature of 9.9 °C (49.8 °F); the wettest is November with 120 mm (4.7 in) of precipitation. The atmosphere has essentially warmed as of late because of the impacts of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.

Like the remainder of Iceland, Ísafjörður encounters high breezes and not many crisp mornings all through all the year.

Winter in Ísafjörður

A few people may believe it’s truly gloomy to remain in Iceland in wintertime. Be that as it may, you will negate them by the brilliant pictures you’ll take. The Northern lights are moving over you, you can go skiing, kayaking, swimming in the warm pool or remain warm and comfortable in the hot pots at the pools. You’ll additionally get the occasion to encounter genuine winter tempests and conceivable even to be secured because of torrential slide hazard on the streets. From late November until late January the individuals of the Westfjords just have several hours of light a day, and no immediate daylight so remember to bring your nutrient D part. This is the ideal time for a cup of hot cocoa, an incredible book and candlelight.

Icelandic nature in the grip of winter is amazing and a visit to Iceland in wintertime can be very gutsy. Various exercises, for example, northern lights visits, winter sports and distinctive touring visits are accessible. Observing Christmas and new year’s eve in Iceland can likewise be a pleasant and important experience.


Getting in Ísafjörður-Iceland

Via car


There are two different ways to crash into Ísafjörður. The first is from the ring road in Hrutafjörður and goes up north on the eastern piece of the landmass through street number 61. That way offers you the chance to stop in Holmavik among different places in transit.

The subsequent method to get to Ísafjörður via vehicle is by street 60 from the ring road, 608 over the field of Thorskafjardarheidi and afterwards 61 through the numerous fjords in transit. In the late spring, that is the briefest route from Reykjavik, yet it isn’t open during wintertime.

By boat


You can take the ship Baldur from Stykkisholmur through the modest communities on the western piece of the promontory. That way allows you to see for instance the extraordinary cascade Dynjandi.

By bus


There are ordinary transports that go from 1 June to 31 August from Akureyri and Reykjavik. Data on that can be found on West Tours’ landing page

Via plane


There are two every day departures from Reykjavik with Air Iceland. The passage is generally modest on the off chance that you simply need to go from A to B, and you are blessed to receive a great perspective on the fjords on the plunge into the Ísafjörður air terminal. The air terminal is around 5 km from the town, on the opposite side of the fjord. It’s conceivable to stroll from the air terminal to the town if it’s all the same to you strolling on the graveled shoulder of a softly dealt street.

How to get around Ísafjörður-Iceland

The town is tiny and famously walkable. The good ways from the town to neighboring towns is commonly farther than strolling distance. Consequently, you would need to examine the transport framework that can take you all finished, bring a bicycle or have a vehicle. There is a bicycle rental around for the dynamic ones that would prefer not to stroll around.

The solitary exemption is Hnifsdalur, a minuscule town of 250 individuals which is arranged close to climbing trails. Hnifsdalur is around 5 km north from Ísafjörður and is a simple stroll on a cleared strolling trail running neighboring Road 61.