Isafjörður: A large fishing port that offers stunning scenery and natural attractions
Isafjörður, meaning ‘ice fjord’ in Icelandic, is a large fishing port in the north west of Iceland, also known as the ‘westfjords’ region. The perfect natural harbor serves ferries to nearby settlements.
If you’re in the mood for stunning scenery and natural attractions, then come ashore in Ísafjörður. The town has a special folkloric ambiance, perhaps due to its unique location just below the Arctic Circle.
Leave your luxury MSC ship in dock and prepare to indulge in the simple pleasures of walking, sightseeing and bird-watching. Those in search of heritage and history can head to the Maritime Museum, housed in one of the oldest buildings in Ísafjörður and which traces the life and history of the settlement with a fascinating array of fishing gear and variety of boats.
Join us on one of our excursion packages within this area which offer great deals on local sights. Why not take the town tour, where you can pick up holiday souvenirs, such as traditional handicrafts or artworks.
Another top attraction is the Hornstrandir nature reserve; a paradise for keen walkers, we recommend you bring your hiking boots and enjoy the natural trails and paths (there are no roads here) and enjoy the myriad of wild flowers and native birds.
For ornithologists, Isafjörður may well prove to be a highlight of their vacation; take the 30-minute boat tour to the island of Vigur, where you will see the extraordinary colony (3,500 nests) of eider ducks as well as puffins, black guillemots and arctic terns.
Find the best cruises to Isafjordur Iceland with MSC cruises!