Experience the charming fishing village of Isafjordur by foot with a local guide. Learn about the town’s history, visit the local fishmonger and the bakery, and hear the local tales of trolls, sorcery and witchcraft on this Isafjordur walking tour.
Isafjordur is the largest town in the Westfjords and serves as its municipal centre. Fishing has always been the main industry of the town and a very important part of its culture. Here is one of the largest fisheries in Iceland providing employment to many inhabitants.
The charming town of 2,600 people has a well-preserved town center that dates back to the 19th century. It is dotted with colorful houses, handcraft shops and local bakeries.
Isafjordur is also home to one of the oldest music schools in Iceland and hosts a variety of festivals dedicated to sport, music, and theatre.
During this tour we’ll walk along the back streets of old Isafjordur and acquaint ourselves with its history and culture. We’ll pass by the local fishmonger, the town bakery and learn about the local cuisine and culture.
The Wesfjords are notorious for their tales of trolls, sorcery and witchcraft and our knowledgeable guide will recount some of those stories.
We recommend dressing in accordance with weather. Warm layered clothing is advised as are good, sturdy shoes (preferably walking boots).