Free Time Activites

The Westfjords Heritage Museum. At the museum fish is salted and dried by the same methods used for hundreds of years. Next door you will find a wonderful fish restaurant.
The Westfjords Heritage Museum. At the museum fish is salted and dried by the same methods used for hundreds of years. Next door you will find a wonderful fish restaurant.
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Ísafjörður is the largest township in the Westfjords of Iceland, a regional service center with a vibrant cultural life and stunning nature. More information on Ísafjörður and the Westfjords can be found at Visit Westfjords.

The Westfjords Tourist Information Office is located in the Edinborg Culture House in Ísafjörður. For information and assistance, please call (+354) 450-8060 or email at info@westfjords.is.

Language students staying in Ísafjörður can wander the small streets of this historic town, explore the coastline and enjoy the beautiful nature all around. One can go to the pool, meet locals in the bakeries or coffehouses, learn about the Westfjords in the Cultural Heritage Museum, watch a movie in the old cinema, forget time in the museum of every day life, read a book at the local library, or climb up several mountains.

Near Isafjordur you can go horse-back riding, kayaking, bird watching, fjord-fishing, whale watching, on guided quad tours, 4x4 (SUV) day trips and more. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, make sure to bring good hiking boots and outdoor clothing that is appropriate for the changeable weather. The weather gods in Iceland usually can´t make up their mind so you better come prepared for sun, rain, snow, wind, and a combination of all at once. It usually pays of to bring a rainproof.