Ísafjörður or Ice Fjord is the capital of the Westfjords with around 2800 inhabitants. Ísafjörður town has a long history and Neðstikaupstaður, a part of the town, consists of the oldest buildings in Iceland which gives the town a certain charm. Ísafjörður has been one of the largest fishing industry centres in Iceland for years.
In the charming town of Ísafjörður one can visit museums, ski in the high and steep mountains surrounding the town, go swimming, golfing and sea angling. From Ísafjörður a very interesting and scenic cruise can be taken to Vigur Island a charming island on Ísafjörður Bay. Only one family lives in Vigur and their livelihood is mostly based on farming, the collection of eggs and eiderdown and tourism. Ísafjörður is also a base for hiking tours in Hornstrandir area.