Nestled at the mouth of the fjord between the Engidalur and Eyrarfjall valleys and protected by Mount Tungudalur, rising 724 m above sea level behind it, Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords, the most isolated region of Iceland.
Stroll around the town and marvel at the architecture of the houses. Then enjoy the show of the light reflections on the water of the fjord, surrounded by the breath-taking nature of the wind, ice, dolphins and whales, a short hop from the Arctic circle.
Not to be missed:
- the majestic "thundering" Dynjandi waterfall
Vigur Island, a paradise for winged wildlife
Turnhús, the local maritime history museum