For my next trip to Iceland, we will be driving around the Westfjords. This is a part of Iceland that most people skip out due to lack of time, or maybe because it doesn’t have any of the “big name” attractions found in other parts of Iceland. For whatever reason it remains even more unspoilt than the rest of Iceland. Although there are a few months to go yet before my visit it’s never too early to start making a Westfjords bucket list! Aside from the amazing fjord scenery, rough roads and hardly any people, here are the things I’m most looking forward to seeing:
Ísafjörður– I love the setting of this place including its scary airport. It will really feel like civilisation after a few days in the car too.
Arctic Fox Center – the closest thing to a zoo here! A great place to see these animals which have such a hard life.
The Sorcery Museum – who doesn’t love an eccentric museum? Small but full of everything Icelandic-witchcraft related! I must read Last Rituals by Yrsa S (which references this museum often) again before going.
Bird cliffs of Látrabjarg – just hope it’s not windy! OK, it’s always windy.
The weird world of Samuel Jonsson. This is the kind of “artwork” that freaks me out really but I like the thought of this being in the middle of nowhere.
General abandonment – old ships, old factories, as life has moved on there are some fascinating relics left in this area.
OK, I meant to only have 5 things but I got carried away…
Any recommendations of other things to do (or avoid!) in this region are welcome as always as I know many of you have been.