Life & Culture of Isafjordur
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Code: isf-001
This tour focuses on the natural beauty of the West fjords while giving insight into the sometimes challenging past of those who have chosen to make this sometimes harsh landscape their home.
Starting off from the pier, you will first drive through the center of Isafjordur along the Oshlid Road, before heading towards Bolungarvik. Just outside of Bolungarvik, a stop will be made at the outdoor exhibit of Osvor, an old fisherman's hut that was restored in 1988. The hut is a perfect example of how life was for the local fishermen in the beginning of the 20th century. Following your visit, you will continue on to Bolungarvik for a tour through the village.
Leaving Bolungarvik behind, your coach will head back to Isafjordur, taking a breathtaking scenic route that provides picturesque views of the magnificent mountains of the Djup, the largest fjord in West Fjords and the Buna River. A stop will be made at the waterfall in Tunguskogur, where you will have the opportunity to taste the fresh, clear mountain water that flows down the stream.
Arriving back in Isafjordur, a panoramic drive through the old streets brings you to the Maritime and Folk Museum. Situated in one of the oldest and most well-preserved houses in Isafjordur, the Museum has an excellent collection of items related mainly to the area's maritime history as well as a large accordion collection.
At the conclusion of your museum visit, you will re-join your coach for the short transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking/standing, at times over uneven pathways. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing, a water/wind-proof jacket and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are suggested.