The 10 Best Things to Do in Isafjordur, Iceland

April 3, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Isafjordur in Iceland, from Europe region, is best know for Horseback Riding Tours. Discover best things to do in Isafjordur with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Isafjordur

1. Fosshestar

Isafjordur 400, Iceland +354 842 6969
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Fosshestar

We offer horse riding tours in Isafjordur. We take pleasure in introducing people from all over the world to the wonders of the Icelandic horse and the beautiful area of Westfjords. Our tours have been designed so that everyone can join us for a ride they find suitable to their skills.

Reviewed By Mitchell L - Unicoi, Tennessee

We could not have been more pleased with our tour guide Natalie, our horses, or the care they took with both us and their horses. Everything about our time with them was relaxed, comfortable, very professional, and you were constantly aware of their concern for everything about the tour. It was a highlight of our time in Iceland and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! The value for the price was without question, and the fact that they also provide a go-pro video of your entire ride (a camera on the back of Natalie's helmet) is a beautiful plus! We could not have chosen better and I would not hesitate to recommend them. They will certainly be on our "must do again" list when we return to Iceland. Thank you Fosshestar and Natalie for a time to be fondly recalled over and over again!

2. Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

Route 60 | Latitude: 64.65 Longitude: -15.15, Hrafnseyri, Iceland
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

Dynjandi (also known as Fjallfoss) is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords region of Iceland and is considered to be one of the most impressive Waterfalls in all of Iceland. The waterfall in made up of 7 Waterfalls, each with its own name, one of which is Dynjandi. Dynjandi means “thunderous”. The total height of the Waterfalls is about 100 m.

Reviewed By Paula S

The drive from Isafjordur is quite the experience, initially heading through the Vestfirdir tunnel, then traversing several hairpin turns and switchbacks while climbing up and down the mountain passes around the fjords. The first section of road is paved, and then becomes hardback with gravel. Well maintained. Exciting drive, but not for the faint hearted! The weather was misty and rainy, making the drive that more challenging, but in the end, so worth it to see Dynjandi and the lesser Falls connected together. Lovely and short hike up to the highest falls, Dynjandi. Beautiful and colorful lichen and fall flora adorn the path. Great views of the fjord. Spectacular on a clear day! Make sure you take a side trip towards Flateyri - golden Beaches, turquoise waters and interesting chimneys and small hills abound.

3. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Bolungarvik, Iceland
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5 based on 22 reviews

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Located in the northernmost part of the Westfjord peninsula, which was inhabited from the 9th century, this is a birdwatcher and hikers' paradise.

Reviewed By jjo - Chicago

You can only get here by boat. While you can do it on your own, we used a guided hike with Westtours. They dropped us off at one beach and we hiked across a small mountain to another beach where we were picked up. In addition to the extraordinary views of glacier hills and fjords, you learn some interesting history about the settlers of this remote area. You need the right gear, as it was cold and raining in July. A real adventure.

4. The Arctic Fox Centre

Eyrardalur, Sudavik 420, Iceland +354 456 4922
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4 based on 93 reviews

The Arctic Fox Centre

The Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik is the home of Arctic fox research in Iceland with year round projects constantly collecting and furthering knowledge on this inspiring creature and passing this on to our visitors through our unique exhibition which is the worlds only dedicated solely to the Arctic fox. Our outdoor fox enclosure hoouses rescued orphaned pups giving our visitors the chance to "meet" live Arctic foxes while the on site cafe serves freshly made, home baked cakes and pastries as well as more substantial meals of vegetable soups and plokkfiskur fish stew. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By Elisavet17-84 - Northampton, United Kingdom

The small house where the museum is based is very pretty and inside you can find informations about arctic fox everywhere. Also you can watch a documentary about this beautiful animals. The centre had 2 puppies when we went there but they looked very sad.

5. Wild Westfjords

Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Wild Westfjords

We operate various day tours in the Westfjords region. Most popular are our super jeep & hiking tours from Isafjordur. We offer both scheduled and private departures for individuals and groups. We are also experts at self drive, guided & customised holiday packages in the Westfjords and all around Iceland.

Reviewed By Anne_G_F23 - Lucerne, Switzerland

We booked a self drive tour of Iceland and everything was just great. What we didn't expect were the additional follow-ups while we were on our way. Halldor contacted us when something unexpected became possible - like flying in a small aircraft near an erupting volcano. We got much more out of this trip than we thought possible.

6. Isafjordur Guide

Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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5 based on 122 reviews

Isafjordur Guide

Short Walks through the village Isafjorður and up to the slopes above. Only small groups up to 10 people! Other activities around Isafjorður. Please ask for special offers.

Reviewed By J26 - England

We spent a pleasant couple of hours 2 weeks ago with Helga learning about the history of this town and also about life there now. She also has a little book she has written about the area which made a great souvenir of our time...MoreThank you for the nice review. I hope, you enjoy to read my book.

7. Borea Adventures

Adalstraeti 22b, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Borea Adventures

Borea Adventures is based in Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords, and offers great selection of outdoor adventures. The company started in 2006 operating sea kayaking, hiking, sailing, skiing, wildlife and mountain biking trips in the pristine Wilderness around Isafjordur. Borea adheres to the principles of low impact, sustainable tourism. Our priority is to guarantee our guests enjoyable Wilderness experiences in perfect harmony with the environment that supports us.

Reviewed By oscarinhodoportixol - Mallorca

I took the kayaking to Vigur Island tour expecting to spot whales and wildlife, which is what their advertising and description led me to expect. I only saw one seal and some birds... totally disappointed. The guide was not nice and the only positive thing I can say is that he recomended us a great restaurant in Isafjordur.

8. Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours

Urdarvegur 27, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours

Iceland BackCountry Travel offers tours in highly modified superjeeps driven by native Icelanders. Sightseeing tours, arctic fox and other wildlife photo Safaris, northern lights tours, glacier tours, ice fishing for trout, hikes, backcountry skiing. Tours from 3-4 hours and up. Customized tours available. Price varies by tours available.

Reviewed By Dorothea B - Montreal, Canada

We were picked up from the Cruise ship with two other couples ( 6 passengers ) plus the driver. We enjoyed the visit to the Dynjandi Waterfalls and also a short stop for coffee and cake in an old turf house. But 6 passengers is...MoreHello Dorothea and thank you very much for your review. :) I'm sorry to hear you had difficulties getting to your seat but really glad you enjoyed your tour. :) All the best, Gummi.

9. Isafjordur Maritime Museum

Turnhusinu Neostakaupstao, Isafjordur 400, Iceland +354 456 3299
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4 based on 91 reviews

Isafjordur Maritime Museum

Reviewed By OntarioTrekker - Innisfil, Canada

Lots of artifacts and many interesting pictures of cod fishing in the area highlighting the role of women in the industry.
They offer samples of the dried fish and they're pretty awful so be warned.
It's on a nice location on the harbour. Bathrooms are available.

10. Vestfirdir Tunnel

Isafjordur, Iceland
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Vestfirdir Tunnel

Reviewed By Linda S - Phoenix, Arizona

Outstanding tunnel. We spent the day going back and forth and turning down the other tunnels. A tunnel with an intersection is excellent.
Our guide said that before the tunnels, people from the villages on the other side of the mountain from Isafjordur would drive as far up the mountain as they could in winter, get out and walk over the top of the mountain and their friends would drive up the other side as far as they could and pick them up. Icelanders are strong people. Wow.
More tunnels are underway and they are just fascinating.

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