Getting to/from the Isafjordur airport
If you fly into Isafjordur, you can catch the Flybus (a little red van) that can take you into Isafjordur. Once you're in Isafjordur, stop in at the Cultural Center and you can get a voucher for the Flybus to return you to the airport. The Flybus in Isafjordur departs from Hotel Isafjordur - ask the people at the Cultural Center (Tourist Info Center) or Hotel Isafjordur for times.
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Getting to Ísafjörður
Ísafjörður is probably one of the most difficult towns in to reach in Iceland. Simply because there is no major road that takes you to this little town. Considering the size of Ísafjörður is a mere 3000 or so inhabitants, I don't think Iceland will invest in a major road to Ísafjörður anytime soon. Plus, as you can see from the picture, in order to get to Ísafjörður you either have to go above the fjords or straddle them along the sides. In most cases, the road straddles the fjords at sea level which makes for a very long and winding trip. There are one or two fjords that you will cross over, but basically, once you get off the 1 (the main highway), you're in for some adventerous driving. I'd recommend a 4x4 for the trip, but we had a Nissan, can't remember the model, and it did just fine!
The alternative of course is to go my plane. Air Iceland has flights from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður so you can choose to go that way. The prices aren't what I would call cheap and with Iceland's incredible weather fluctuations, flights are often delayed or cancelled. Also, during my stay in Ísafjörður, I got to witness several flights arriving into the airport there and I must say, the landing is not a usual landing. The plane descends on the opposite side of the fjord then loops at the curve while descending just to about sea level and just after the loop it lands. I have to say I'd rather try landing on an aircraft carrier, but I'm sure the ride must be awesome!
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Flying from Reykjavik with Air...
Flying from Reykjavik with Air Iceland.
Tel: +354-570-3030. It will take about 45 minutes.
To get to the most northern peninsula you have to use a ferry, because there are no roads. This ferry sails two times a week, so if you want to come back, don't mis it! Adress: Djúpbáturinn hf, Aðalstræti 1.
You can rent a bike at the Hotel Isafjordur, Silfurtorg 2,
Tel.: +354 456-4111
Fax : +354 456-4767
You can either go by plane,...
You can either go by plane, bus or car. Note that the planes don't fly in bad wheater - fogg, storm etc. therefore there are often delays.
By car, preferably a jeep, but a small Nissan Micra can do it aswell...
Some people also go by bicycle - I think you have to be in good shape and have stamina!