Isafjordur Population: 2704
Ísafjörður Municipality includes the area from Langanes in Arnarfjörður, all the way north to Horn, and from there to Geirólfsnúpur in the southern part of Reykjarfjörður, where the boundary lies between Ísafjörður and Strandir.


In the heart of the municipality is the town of Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords. Referred to by many as surprisingly cosmopolitan with it´s coffee houses, hotels, restaurant and vibrant cultural life.
Isafjordur is the service center of Isafjordur and can fulfill all travelers needs in terms of service, attraction and activities. Isafjordur is a lively town that has many surprises. It´s rich culture comes from being one of the oldest towns in Iceland. The natural harbor situation made Isafjordur a attractive place for Icelandairs throughout the history of Iceland. Thus the old town of Isafjordur give a wonderful insight into the bygone times and together with the excellent cultural museum in the museum area in nedstikaupstadur visitors can learn about the interesting story of Isafjordur and the life of it´s inhabitants.
The main characteristic of the spectacular landscape are the long narrow fjords with steep mountains that in many places descend directly into the sea. The highlands are flat, almost as if the mountaintops had been sliced off with a sharp knife.
One of the emphasis in tourism is on boat trips and experiencing nature in its purest form. The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the areas biggest secrets. Hornstrandir, once a prosperous area is not inhabited, only accessible by boat and small airplanes. It is left to nature´s firm grip, and arctic foxes, seals and sea birds call it their home.
In the surrounding areas there are other numerous places of interest such as the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall. Also worth mentioning are the mountains between Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður, that are unlike most others in the Westfjords. They are sometimes referred to as the Westfjords Alps. The mighty Kaldbakur, the highest mountain in the Westfjords, is probably the most imposing among them, only two meters short of being 1000 meters high.

Ísafjörður Municipality includes the area from Langanes in Arnarfjörður, all the way north to Horn, and from there to Geirólfsnúpur in the southern part of Reykjarfjörður, where the boundary lies between Ísafjörður and Strandir.

In the heart of the municipality is the town of Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords. Referred to by many as “surprisingly cosmopolitan” with it´s coffee houses, hotels, restaurant and vibrant cultural life.

Isafjordur is the service center of Isafjordur and can fulfill all travelers needs in terms of service, attraction and activities. Isafjordur is a lively town that has many surprises. It´s rich culture comes from being one of the oldest towns in Iceland. The natural harbor situation made Isafjordur a attractive place for Icelandairs throughout the history of Iceland. Thus the old town of Isafjordur give a wonderful insight into the bygone times and together with the excellent cultural museum in the museum area in “nedstikaupstadur” visitors can learn about the interesting story of Isafjordur and the life of it´s inhabitants.

The main characteristic of the spectacular landscape are the long narrow fjords with steep mountains that in many places descend directly into the sea. The highlands are flat, almost as if the mountaintops had been sliced off with a sharp knife.

One of the emphasis in tourism is on boat trips and experiencing nature in its purest form. The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the areas biggest secrets. Hornstrandir, once a prosperous area is not inhabited, only accessible by boat and small airplanes. It is left to nature´s firm grip, and arctic foxes, seals and sea birds call it their home.

In the surrounding areas there are other numerous places of interest such as the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall. Also worth mentioning are the mountains between Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður, that are unlike most others in the Westfjords. They are sometimes referred to as the Westfjords Alps. The mighty Kaldbakur, the highest mountain in the Westfjords, is probably the most imposing among them, only two meters short of being 1000 meters high.

Isafjordur
Official website: www.isafjordur.is

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