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Travel Guide Westfjords

Region: Westfjords
Coordinates: 65.7666° N 23.3156° W

Quick reference travel guide Westfjords

The main settlements in the Westfjords are ReykholarBrjanslaekur, Isafjordur, Bolungarvik, Flateyri, Sudureyri, Sudavik, Bildudalur, Thingeyri, PatreksfjordurReykjanes and in Strandir district are Holmavik and Drangsnes. The two last ones are the most heavily populated areas in the region of Strandir. That region was for centuries very remote in Iceland, known for witchcraft and as a refuge for criminals.

One of the most popular attractions in the Westfjords are Latrabjarg cliffs, which are the longest bird cliffs in the northern Atlantic Ocean and are at the westernmost point in Iceland. The only glacier in the region is Drangajokull glacier, the fifth largest glacier in Iceland.

The northernmost part of the Westfjords is called Hornstrandir. The part east of the sheer, cliffs of Mt. Hornbjarg are called East-Hornstrandir and consequently the part west of the cliffs West-Hornstrandir.

You can travel Westfjords to Isafjordur via Reykholar continue driving Bardastrond to Brjanslaekur or Thoskafjardarheidi to Isafjordur (R-61) and also via Holmavik. to Isafjordur.

Westdjords Main Travel Guide

Accommodations Westfjords

Travel Guide Strandir

Travel Guide Hornstrandir

Saga trail Wstfjords 

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga,
many murders, executions and slayings took place in Iceland.

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