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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: NA, State: Westfjords, Iceland
    Area: 270 km²
    Languages Spoken: Icelandic
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  • Description

    Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords region of Iceland.Fishing has been the main industry in Isafjordur, and the town has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland.The local folk museum contains the oldest house in Iceland, built in 1734. The largest collection of old timber frame houses in Iceland is in this area. The houses were mostly constructed by foreign traders in the late 18th century. Isafjordur has superb facilities for outdoor activities, offering many interesting routes for the hiker. The sheltered Tungudalur valley is the town´s main area for outdoor activities, accommodating a golf area and campgrounds, and optimal conditions for enjoying the beauty of Iceland. Not far away, there are ski slopes for beginners and advanced alike, equipped with state of the art lifts and facilities. The area also lends itself particularly well to cross-country skiing.Isafjordur is a good starting point for those who want to experience the magnificent natural beauty of the West Fjords.
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The centerpiece of this colorful flower garden is the massive whale jaw-bone arch. The seamen''s memorial stands across the street.
The Ice House on Fjardarstraeti contains a group of paintings depicting the history of ice collection in Iceland.
The museum includes a collection of traditional tools and relics, maritime exhibits, photographs and nautical paraphernalia.