Hi, there! Let me tell you a little bit about us, The Westfjords
of Iceland is a large peninsula at the north western part of
Iceland. The Westfjords only has about 7.000 inhabitants and is
around 22 km2 of size, so even with growing numbers of visitors
there is still plenty of space for everyone.
The Westfjords were built up around the fishing industry due to
its location close to some of the best fishing grounds in
Iceland. We are therefore, settled in many small villages all
around the region – and for centuries our lives revolved around
fish, fish and some more fish. On your journey you will most
likely become aware of this legacy, you might see a fish drying
hut alongside the road, you might eat fresh seafood at one of
our many restaurants or see our fishermen heading out to sea
early in the morning.
This is the segment where we do some bragging, all nine of the
municipalities of The Westfjords have joined hands and taken a
big step towards sustainability. We are now in a benchmarking
process with EarthCheck, an international tourism and
environmental management and advisory group. Our focus is
becoming an environmentally certified community where we take
nature into the account in all our decision making. So we are
working on becoming lean, green and sustainable!
In The Westfjords there are endless options for recreation. Are
you a nature loving hippie, a family of five, an obsessive
birdwatcher or an amateur hiker, we have something right up your
alley. Whether it is your dream to pet an arctic fox, hike for
three days and see nobody else, run on red sandy beaches or soak
in a geothermal hot pool, The Westfjords are the place to make
that dream come true.
Source: Brochure 2016 of www.westfjords.is