Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords. The town is known for its
flourishing art and cultural life and many prominent
musicians and composers come from here or reside here. Frequent art
exhibitions are held throughout the year, attracting many visitors.
Fishing and the fish industry are among the country’s best and the
town's successful fishing fleet is well known. Commerce and trading have
a long history in Isafjordur and are still thriving. Skiing is the local
winter sport and the skiing
facilities rate among the best in the country. Every year during the Easter Holidays, a
"Ski Week" attracts visitors from all over and hotels and other accommodations in
town are fully booked well in advance.
A prominent folk museum, which includes the country’s oldest house,
Tjoruhusid built in 1734, should not be missed. The museum is in a part of
town called Nedstikaupstadur and there, as well, is the country’s oldest
group of restored houses.
The tourist trade
is also thriving and a vast number of interesting places are to be explored
both on sea and land. The distance from Reykjavik is 457 km by the Whale Bay
23 km <Isafjordur> 26
15 km, Sudavik