Places in The Westfjords
Hub of Westfjords adventure tours, and by far the region’s largest town, Ísafjörður (www.isafjordur.is) is a pleasant and prosperous place and an excellent base for travellers. The town is set on an arcing spit that extends out into Skutulsfjörður, and is hemmed in on all sides by towering peaks and the dark waters of the fjord.
Sparsely populated, magnificently peaceful and all but deserted by travellers, the Westfjords’ eastern spine is one of the most dramatic places in all of Iceland. Indented by a series of bristlelike fjords and lined with towering crags, the drive north of Hólmavík, the region’s only sizeable settlement, is rough, wild and incredibly rewarding.
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