Quick reference travel guide Westfjords
The main settlements in the Westfjords are Reykholar, Brjanslaekur, Isafjordur, Bolungarvik, Flateyri, Sudureyri, Sudavik, Bildudalur, Thingeyri, Patreksfjordur, Reykjanes, 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.
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