Flateyri (23 km from Isafjordur) has a museum, “The Old Bookstore” where the village’s history is displayed, including the avalanche which claimed the lives of 20 inhabitants in 1995. Visitors can also buy second hand books and visit the old merchant’s home. An international doll museum can also be found in Flateyri.
Suðureyri (23 km from Isafjordur) is known as the “original fishing village”. A tour there will give you a glimpse into the daily life of the fishermen, visit a fish factory or even spend a day as a fisherman yourself! Beautiful hiking routes and a geothermal outdoor swimming pool help perfect your visit to Suðureyri
Bolungarvik. A 15 km drive to the north-west from Isafjordur will take you to the village of Bolungarvik. There you can visit the small but fantastic maritime museum Osvor, and the Westfjords Natural History Museum. A drive to the mountain Bolafjall on a bright day will offer beautiful panoramic view over the area.
You can rent a bike and pedal your way around the Isafjordur area. Ask about biking routes at the Tourist Information Office.
The Westfjords Maritime Museum is only a couple of minutes walk from where cruise ship passengers disembark. The museum tells the history of fisheries and the fishing industry, with special focus on the industry’s role in the building of Isafjordur.