Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Central Peninsulas

Dynjandi

Tumbling in a broad sweep over a 100m-rocky scarp at the head of Dynjandivogur bay, Dynjandi is the most dramatic waterfall in the Westfjords. The bumpy drive to it is famous for incredible views; you'll see how the…
Top Choice Museum in Ísafjörður

Westfjords Heritage Museum

Part of a cluster of historic wooden buildings by the harbour, this museum is in the Turnhús (1784), which was originally a warehouse. It's crammed with fishing and nautical exhibits, tools from the whaling days, fa…
Top Choice Museum in Bolungarvík

Ósvör Maritime Museum

The old turf-and-stone fishing shacks of the Ósvör Maritime Museum powerfully evoke a past age. A guide in a typical lambskin fisher’s outfit shows you around the shore-side settlement, outlining its history and tra…
Top Choice Landmark in Central Peninsulas

Ísafjörður–Suðureyri–Flateyri Tunnel

Completed in 1996, this 9km-long tunnel network beneath the mountains becomes an unusual one-lane tunnel in parts of the 6km stretch from Ísafjörður to Flateyri. In the middle of the mountain it branches, and a 3km …
Top Choice Museum in Ísafjörður

Museum of Everyday Life

Celebrating the magic of the mundane is the aim of the powerful, creative displays here, where shoes, books and mini movies each come with personal narratives and story fragments. As an intriguing insight into life …
Island in Ísafjarðardjúp

Vigur

Charming Vigur is a popular destination for day trippers from Ísafjörður. In season it's a nesting site for hundreds of puffins, and the rest of the year it's a peaceful spot, sitting in the mouth of Hestfjörður, of…
Visitor Center in Súðavík

Arctic Fox Center

The study of the Arctic fox has been underway on nearby Hornstrandir for years, and this locally loved exhibition details the life of the creatures, their relationship with humans and their habitat. It also has a we…
Museum in Central Peninsulas

Jón Sigurðsson Memorial Museum

Farmstead Hrafnseyri is the birthplace (on 17 June 1811) of Jón Sigurðsson, the architect of Iceland’s independence. The interesting, modern Jón Sigurðsson Memorial Museum outlines his life and has a reconstruction …
Beach in Dýrafjörður

Ingjaldssandur

On the northern edge of Dýrafjörður, Rte 624 forks off west from Rte 60. It turns into a dirt road and passes an abandoned farmhouse before swerving inland to head over the top of the rugged peninsula. It takes abou…
Museum in Ísafjarðardjúp

Steinshús

One of Iceland's most famous poets, Steinn Steinarr (1908–58), is commemorated at this museum set in his former homestead. It details, in Icelandic and English, his wretched childhood, during which his family was sp…