Attractions

Top Choice Park in The Westfjords

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Craggy mountains, precarious sea cliffs and plunging waterfalls make up Hornstrandir, one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas, covering some of the most extreme parts of Iceland. It’s a fantastic destination for …
Top Choice Waterfall in Central Peninsulas

Dynjandi

Tumbling in a broad sweep over a 100m-rocky scarp at the head of Dynjandivogur bay, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) is the most dramatic waterfall in the Westfjords. The bumpy drive to Dynjandi, from either direction, is famou…
Top Choice Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula

Rauðasandur

Stunning Rauðasandur beach stretches out in shades of pink and red sands on the southern edge of the peninsula. Pounded by surf and backed by a huge azure lagoon, it's an exceptionally beautiful, serene place. You c…
Top Choice Museum in Hólmavík

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

This award-winning museum is by Hólmavík's central harbour. Unlike the witches of the infamous Salem trials in New England, almost all of Iceland’s convicted witches were men. Most of their occult practices were sim…
Top Choice Museum in Southwest ­Peninsulas

Samúel Jónsson's Art Museum

At the tip of the Arnarfjörður, local artist Samúel Jónsson lived out his remaining years at a remote farm in Selárdalur, and filled his days by creating a series of ‘naive’, cartoonlike sculptures. Visitors can per…
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 Museum in Bolungarvík

Ósvör Maritime Museum

Ósvör Maritime Museum, housed in a series of old turf-and-stone fishing shacks, down a turn-off just after the tunnel into town, is well worth a visit. A guide in a typical lambskin fisher’s outfit shows you around …
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 Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula

Breiðavík

At Breiðavík, the enormous and stunning golden-sand beach is framed by rocky cliffs and the turquoise waters of the bay. Certainly one of Iceland’s best beaches, the idyllic spot is usually deserted. The large Hotel…
Top Choice Museum in Bíldudalur

Skrímslasetur Icelandic Sea Monster Museum

The Skrímslasetur Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, across from the church, has moody, fun, impressively elaborate and dramatic multimedia exhibits about local and foreign monster legends. The interactive multimedia tab…