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Culture House Isafjordur

Discover the Port of Ísafjörður, a historical gem nestled in the stunning Westfjords of Iceland. Established in the late 19th century, Ísafjörður is a hub of culture and natural beauty, attracting thousands of visitors annually. Key attractions include the Maritime Museum, the beautiful Tjöruhús restaurant, and the awe-inspiring Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.


The port serves as a gateway for over 100,000 cruise ship passengers each year, providing access to unparalleled landscapes and rich cultural experiences. Whether you're exploring charming local shops or embarking on adventurous fjord tours, the Port of Ísafjörður offers an unforgettable Icelandic experience. Visit us and immerse yourself in the unique blend of history, nature, and modern amenities that make Ísafjörður a top travel destination.

Here's a brief travel guide to help you make the most of your visit:

  • Getting There: You can reach Ísafjörður by air or road. If you prefer flying, there are domestic flights available from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður Airport. The flight itself is a scenic journey over Iceland's dramatic landscapes. Alternatively, you can opt for a road trip, which will take you through beautiful countryside and mountainous terrains.

  • Exploring the Town: Ísafjörður is a small town with colourful houses and a cosy atmosphere. Take a leisurely walk through the town to admire the local architecture, visit quaint shops, and interact with friendly locals. The harbor area is particularly charming and offers fantastic views.

  • Westfjords Heritage Museum: Dive into the history and culture of the region by visiting the Westfjords Heritage Museum. Learn about the area's maritime history, traditional crafts, and the way of life in this remote part of Iceland.

  • Outdoor Activities: Ísafjörður is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Depending on the season, you can enjoy hiking, birdwatching, fishing, kayaking, or even skiing in the nearby mountains during winter. There are numerous trails and paths to explore the beautiful surrounding nature.

Enchanted Princess Anchored in Isafjordur
Isafjordur Port
Dynjandi Waterfall
Enchanted Princess in Isafjordur
Isafjordur Town
Tom and Dom at the Dynjandi Waterfall
  • Vigur Island: Take a boat trip to Vigur Island, located in Ísafjarðardjúp fjord. It's a peaceful island known for its rich birdlife, including puffins and eider ducks. The charming, well-preserved historical buildings add to the island's appeal.

  • Dynjandi Waterfall: While technically not in Ísafjörður itself, a visit to Dynjandi Waterfall is highly recommended. This majestic waterfall is one of Iceland's most impressive and is accessible by a scenic drive from Ísafjörður.

  • Local Cuisine: Enjoy the local Icelandic cuisine in Ísafjörður. Try some traditional dishes like fresh seafood, lamb, or the popular Icelandic hot dog. You can find various restaurants and cafes offering delicious and hearty meals.

  • Northern Lights: If you visit during the winter months, Ísafjörður offers a great chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Away from the city lights, you can experience the magical dance of the auroras in the dark skies.


Remember that Ísafjörður is a remote destination, so it's essential to plan your trip in advance, especially if you're visiting during the winter months when weather conditions can be more challenging. Whether you're seeking adventure, tranquillity, or a glimpse of Icelandic culture, Ísafjörður has something special to offer. Enjoy your journey!

More information on things to do and see in Ísafjörður can be found here!

Watch our Adventures in Isafjordur!

Our day of Tunnels, Waterfalls and Dancing Bar Tenders in ISAFJORDUR on Island Princess

On day 7 of our Island Princess Iceland and Greenland cruise we visited the town of Ísafjörður. We had an early start as we had an excursion booked to visit the Dynjandi Waterfall and Family Farm. In Isafjordur we visited some of the key tourist attractions and look at what the town has to offer.


During Day 9 of our Enchanted Princess Norway and Iceland cruise we visited the port of Ísafjörður! It is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It's known for its dramatic landscapes and it did not disappoint! 

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