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Top Choice Museum in Ísafjörður

Westfjords Heritage Museum

Part of a cluster of historic wooden buildings by the harbour, the Westfjords Heritage Museum is in the Turnhús (1784), which was originally a warehouse. It is crammed with fishing and nautical exhibits, tools from …
Top Choice Seafood in Ísafjörður


The warm and rustic restaurant next to the heritage museum offers some of the best seafood around. Go for the plokkfiskur – flaked fish, potatoes and onions – or try the various catches of the day, fresh off the boa…
Top Choice International in Ísafjörður


Sidle up to the varnished, rough-hewn wood tables inside this tin-clad house, or kick back on the sunny terrace for scrumptious, relaxed meals and local beer on tap. Groovy tunes play as hip staff serve soup, sandwi…
Top Choice Bakery in Ísafjörður

Gamla Bakaríð

For breakfast, lunch or a mid-morning sugar fix, there’s a clutch of tempting bakeries in town. Gamla Bakaríð is usually packed for its full range of sweet treats (cookies, doughnuts and cakes) as well as fresh brea…
Cafe in Ísafjörður


In the same building as the tourist office, this relaxed spot attracts travellers who stop by for beer or coffee on the sunny patio. The house bread is made with a special recipe that incorporates beer. The owners a…
Icelandic in Ísafjörður

Við Pollinn

Although the decor feels a bit bland, the restaurant at Hótel Ísafjörður has an excellent selection of local cuisine prepared with flair. The windows offer great views over the fjord – you might even see your next m…
Thai in Ísafjörður

Thai Koon

After a stretch of limited food options in remote Iceland, this small Thai canteen seems decidedly exotic. There’s no grand ambience but the curries and noodles are reliably tasty and served up in heaping portions.
Cafe in Ísafjörður


Bræðraborg is a comfy travellers' cafe where people munch on healthy snacks and chat with other visitors. The cafe is the headquarters for Borea tours.
Fast Food in Ísafjörður


Voted Iceland’s best fast-food joint by national radio polls, this outpost attracts locals who gossip over Béarnaise burgers and pizza. Sport frequently plays on the TV.
Arts & Crafts in Ísafjörður

Rammagerð Ísafjarðar

Rammagerð Ísafjarðar sells quality knitting and other local crafts.