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Reykholar (Reykhólar), Where Eagles Dare
Reykholar (Reykhólar), Where Eagles Dare

No marker available. Reykhólar, Iceland, Reykhólar

Narrow finger-like fjords form the indented south coast of the West Fjords between Flokalundur and Bjarkalundur. Almost uninhabited but for a scattering of farms, this lonely stretch of road remains u...



Hestfjordur and Seydisfjordur (Hestfjörður and Seyðisfjörður)
Hestfjordur and Seydisfjordur (Hestfjörður and Seyðisfjörður)

No marker available. Litlibær, Iceland, Ísafjörður

Hestfjordur is a narrow fjord with very steep sides, which gets its name from the horse-shaped mountain Hestur (Hestur means horse). There is so little lowland here that farming would be incredibly di...



Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

No marker available. Hornstrandir, Iceland, Ísafjörður

Don’t miss the chance to visit Hornstrandir by boat. This outstanding nature reserve boasts sheer ocean cliffs packed with millions of birds, stunning sandy beaches piled high with driftwood and Arcti...



Mjoifjordur (Mjóifjörður)
Mjoifjordur (Mjóifjörður)

No marker available. Iceland, Ísafjörður

It takes a bit of effort to reach remote Mjoifjordur, on a winding gravel road only open in summer.  Along the way, you'll pass the magnificent Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls tumbling alongside the road....



Ogur and Mjoifjordur
Ogur and Mjoifjordur

No marker available. Mjóifjörður, Iceland, Súðavík

Mjoifjordur is a long and narrow fjord in the inner reaches of Isafjardardjup. The fjord is now conveniently bridged in two sections, allowing you to stop on an island in the middle of the fjord to lo...



Isafjordur (Ísafjörður) Town
Isafjordur (Ísafjörður) Town

No marker available. Ísafjörður, Iceland, Ísafjörður

Sited on a narrow spit of land at the foot of steep-sided Mt Eyrarfjall, the largest town in the West Fjords has a population of 2,500. As Icelandic towns go, it is one of the nicest, both for its spe...



Hnifsdalur (Hnífsdalur) and Bolungarvík
Hnifsdalur (Hnífsdalur) and Bolungarvík

No marker available. Hnífsdalur, Iceland, Hnífsdalur

North of Isafjordur the smaller towns of Hnifsdalur and Bolungarvik are worth a visit. Take Road 62, Djupvegur, which offers great views across to Snaefjallastrond with its snow-flecked mountains - sn...



Flateyri Village
Flateyri Village

No marker available. Flateyri, Iceland, Flateyri

Before you arrive in Flateyri look for the big chimney by the fjord, the remains of a whaling station. A trading post for over 200 years, today, this fishing town of around 200 people is a lively comm...



Sudureyri (Suðureyri) -  A Sustainable Fishing Community
Sudureyri (Suðureyri) - A Sustainable Fishing Community

No marker available. Suðureyri, Iceland, Suðureyri

Sudureyri is an environmentally friendly fishing village near the mouth of Sugandafjordur. The village is accessed from the tunnel connecting Isafjordur and Onundarfjordur from where the road drops th...



Patreksfjordur (Patreksfjörður) town
Patreksfjordur (Patreksfjörður) town

No marker available. Patreksfjörður, Iceland, Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjordur, population 700, was named after the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. It’s a fishing town and service center for the region with a small hospital, a bank, post office, pharmacy, re...