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...more
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...more
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.more
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,...more
I did not stay at the Hotel Isafjordur but simply wandered in to their restaurant from off the street after backpacking around town. Hotel Isafjordur's restaurant is leased to SKG catering. The food was very good and beautiful presentation. The dining facilities are on the ground floor, with a lovely ivory decor and windows facing the water. I was...more
This little Thai restaurant located on the premises of the town's supermarket, has very limited menu each day, but whatever is offered is generally quite good. What I love about the place is the name. When I read the name I thought it was one of those double meanings (Thai-Koon=tycoon), but I f ound it that Koon is the name of a Thai flower....more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
Miscellaneous: Definitely bring suntan lotion and sunglasses with you, especially if it's a clear sunny day. The sun is intense, the air quality is sparkling clean, and you're surrounded by water and ice which reflect the sun to make things worse. I developed a wicked sunburn within 15 min and I didn't even realize it at first because the air was quite chilly. Ouch.
Sea-kayaking in this region is unparalleled. Kayaking through the fjords was bliss alone. When you add the marine wildlife and sealife around, it was heaven! We really had a great time kayaking. You can email the kayaking tour guides directly at the email provided below or visit the tourist office in Ísafjörður to make reservations.
Equipment: The kayaking place provides you with everything you need! You might want to invest in thermals though as the north atlantic winds are very cool, even in summer.
For information in and around Ísafjörður, and the Western Fjords as well, visit the tourist office called Vesturferðir. You can book certain trips from there, like sea kayaking, ferries, and more. The phone number is It's a great resource for people visitng Ísafjörður.Here's the information on the tourist center.It is located at Aðalstræti 7 ·...more
That has been a problem , I d ónt know WHY .At CLOSINGTIME we want to use our VISACARD, but we can ´t come to the AUTOMAT inside the BANKROOM . WE HAVE FOND another AUTOMAT IN THE SHOPPINGCENTRE near our HOTEL , where we can use our card !! The SHOPPINGCENTRE IS ON THE RIGHT WITH THE RIGHT SIGN . Sorry I d ´ont know the name actually !more
The first morning of my trip to Iceland I woke up in my little tent. Although it was only 6.45 AM, the sun was already high in the sky, just a little bit blocked by a morning mist, a sea-fog. Slowly the memories of the night before came back to me. Slowly because of the drink(s) we had. The most popular on Iceland is 'Black death' (you might...more