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  • Kayaking outfitter in Ísafjörður
    Kayaking outfitter in Ísafjörður
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  • Leaving Ísafjörður for Vigur
    Leaving Ísafjörður for Vigur
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  • Westfjords Maritime Museum
    Westfjords Maritime Museum
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    Kayak the fjord

    by DaShast Updated Oct 18, 2007

    Next to Ísafjörður's Westfjords Maritime Museum is Saefari, a kayaking outfitter. I highly recommend arranging for a guide to take you kayaking out in the fjord amidst the breathtaking scree slopes and crisp water. www.westtours.is can set you up.

    Kayaking in ��safj��r��ur Kayaking outfitter in ��safj��r��ur
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    Boat trip to the island of Vigur

    by DaShast Updated Oct 18, 2007

    If you're in Ísafjörður, I hightly recommend taking the guided boat tour to the island of Vigur. The boat trip is ~30 minutes each way. Guided trips (in English) depart daily from the Ísafjörður docks at 2pm. You can arrange a trip through the Ísafjörður Tourist Info Center or via West Tours, and West Tours also has the schedule of departure times here: http://www.vesturferdir.is/index.php?flokkur=700&lang=enska

    Vigur is extremely cool - a tiny little island surrounded by looming fjords. One family lives on Vigur and they are known for collecting Eider duck feathers and preparing them for sale/export as pillow stuffing.

    On Vigur, you will see all sorts of bird species - puffin, eider ducks, fulmars, guillemots, oystercatchers, terns, skuas, razorbills... our wonderful guide Ester said that seals sometimes hang out on the shore and whales/dolphins are also spotted.

    The family that calls Vigur their home is extremely kind and generous and treat you to coffee and cakes. -- really a wonderful experience. The family also runs a little post office smallest in the world?) where you can mail postcards from.

    Windmill on Vigur Leaving ��safj��r��ur for Vigur View of the West Fjords from Vigur Puffin in the grass on Vigur
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    Experience the flight to Ísafjörður

    by DaShast Updated Oct 18, 2007

    Wow. The flight into Ísafjörður is absolutely INCREDIBLE and worth it even if you just do an about-face and fly back out! I flew Air Iceland from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður (and back). It was a brilliant sunny day - not a cloud in the sky. What an amazing flight. Sit on the left of the plane (to Ísafjörður) and you have breathtaking views of Snaelfellnes/Snaelfelljokull. Look out onto Faxafloi Bay and you'll see thousands of little white splashes in the ocean - they are the splashes from whales and dolphins surfacing! Sit on the right of the plane (to Ísafjörður) and you have magnificant views of inner iceland, the Glama tundra, volcano cones, and the silent Eldborg Caldera.

    It gets better: the approach into Ísafjörður airport is ridiculous! Instead of flying over Ísafjörður then doubling back over the water to cruise calmly in from the fjord opening, our pilot (a woman!) took us straight north into Ísafjörður, dropping us into the fjord from Glama, skimming us right along the fjord walls, and then bringing us down to a magnificant decent as the fjord walls towered over us. WOW. My camera never stopped the entire time!

    Looking back on ��safj��r��ur as we depart Air Iceland flight to ��safj��r��ur View of Snaefellnes and Snaefelljokull from plane Random plane taking off from ��safj��r��ur airport Flying over the Eldborg Caldera back to Reykjavik
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    Dynjandi

    by seamandrew Updated May 25, 2007

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    Just south of Ísafjörður is, (off of Route 60), is Dynjandi. It´s about an hour and a half drive south but it´s worth the drive.
    This beautiful waterfall placed at the back of a beautiful fjörd is like heaven on Earth. There are very few people there because of the remoteness of the Western Fjords.

    Dynjandi-heaven on Earth
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    Enjoying all the Fjords

    by seamandrew Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    The fjords of Iceland are spectacular. We visitied the western fjords. Well they're actually in the north-west of Iceland. The landscape was in a word, breathtaking. Driving around these parts was not easy, but we were there to enjoy the beauty of the fjords and we were always distracted by the gorgeous views. If you're travelling to Iceland, include a trip to the western fjords. You will regret it if you don't!

    Arnarfj��r��ur
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    Visit the Westfjords Maritime Museum in Ísafjörður

    by DaShast Updated Oct 18, 2007

    Be sure to visit the Westfjords Maritime Museum in Ísafjörður. It's in a beautiful old 3-story house and contains all sorts of nautical and fishing historical displays.

    Inside the beautiful Westfjords Maritime Museum Westfjords Maritime Museum Some of the fascinating items on display
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    WALK THROUG THE STREETS

    by RitchiS1 Written Jul 29, 2003

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    If you walk throug the streets you can get the image of the old ICELAND . because the city has a lot of old beautiful houses in the CENTRE .

    ISAFJ��RDUROLD HOUSE
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