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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 Seafood in Suðureyri

Fisherman Kitchen

The fine restaurant at the Fisherman hotel has striking place mats and menu covers made from fish skins. The food though refuses to be upstaged – assured creations might include garlicky pan-fried fish tongues, wolf…
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 Cafe in Ísafjarðardjúp

Litlibær

One of the Westfjord's most atmospheric eateries, Litlibær is a 19th century, turf-roofed hut that's crammed with family photos and memorabilia. The owners were born and raised on this Skötufjörður farmstead and tod…
Top Choice Cafe in Þingeyri

Simbahöllin

Simbahöllin is a cool cafe in a restored 1915 general store with friendly staff serving tasty Belgian waffles during the day and hearty lamb tagines at night. Outdoor seating, fjord views and a cosy vibe ensure this…
Top Choice Seafood in Ísafjörður

Tjöruhúsið

Set in a building from 1781, warm, rustic Tjöruhúsið offers some of the best seafood around. The set-course, serve-yourself dinner includes soup, catches of the day (fresh off the boat from the nearby harbour), and …
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 …
Top Choice International in Ísafjörður

Húsið

Sidle up to the rough-hewn wood tables inside this tin-clad house, or kick back on the sunny terrace for flavourful, relaxed meals and local beer on tap. Groovy tunes play as staff serve fish, burgers, pizza and Ice…