Top things to do in Ísafjarðardjúp

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 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 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 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…
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…
Food & Drinks in Ísafjörður

Fiskbúð Sjávarfangs

Trays packed with fish landed yards away fill the counters of this friendly fishmongers. Owner Kári points out cooked prawns, smoked rainbow trout and Arctic char, plus haddock, halibut and catfish harðfiskur (dried…
Cafe in Ísafjörður

Edinborg

There's a mellow feel to Edinborg, where a relaxed bar with a pool table sits side by side with a restaurant serving great burgers and fish. That makes it popular, as does occasional live music and having the local …