The Western Fjords in Iceland is a region dominated by dramatic fjords, towering cliffs and steep mountains. Sparsely populated yet beautiful, the Western Fjords is a dream location for the outdoor adventure enthusiast. Ísafjörður, the main town in the Western Fjords, is the centre of the region’s trade and service industries. Tourists staying in Western Fjords holiday cottages will delight in a trip to the Ísafjörður Maritime Museum. Ísafjörður is one of Iceland’s largest fisheries; fishing has been the town’s main industry for decades. The town’s maritime museum celebrates the history of fishing in the region and is located in one of the four 18th century houses that have been renovated in Ísafjörður.
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Favourite Destinations (Western Fjords)
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A trip to the Museum of Jón Sigurðsson is a must for visitors to the region. Jón Sigurðsson is considered to be a national hero in Iceland. The museum is a remake of Jón Sigurðsson childhood residence and is dedicated to his memory. The residents of the Western Fjords celebrate “The National Day of Iceland” on Jón Sigurðsson’s birthday, 17th June. The Western Fjords is rich in wildlife; the number of birds here outnumbers the residents. Látrabjarg is home to one of the world’s largest colonies of Black Guillemot birds. The cliffs are home to millions of Guillemots, Puffins, Gannets and Razorbills. The cliff used to be a major source of food for the locals. Farmers used to gather birds and their eggs from the cliff, risking their lives as they did so.
Western Fjords Holiday Lettings - watch crashing waterfalls and marvel at the power and beauty of nature
Látrabjargon is not the only destination in which to spot wildlife in the Western Fjords. Hornstrandir is a beautiful nature reserve offering pure wilderness. The lush, flowered covered meadows and majestic cliffs covered in seabirds renders Hornstrandir a paradise for nature lovers residing in Western Fjords holiday homes. Dynjandi, located in Arnarfjordur, is one of the largest waterfalls of the Western Fjords and is amongst the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. The waterfall combines the sheer power and awe-inspiring elegance of nature. Contrary to popular belief, this waterfall actually consists of seven different waterfalls, of a total height of 100 metres. Dynjandi provides tourists from Western Fjords holiday rentals with a picturesque site in which to enjoy many great photo opportunities. The golden red sand beach of Rauðisandur is a hotspot for families who have booked Western Fjords holiday rentals. The beach offers spectacular views of its surrounds and provides tourists with the chance to spot seabirds and seals. In the vicinity of the beach is the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which commands the attention of visitors.