Ísafjarðardjúp, Iceland – the ice fjord abyss

ísa-fjord

Isa Fjord, or Ísafjarðardjúp (Ísafjarðardjúp) is a large fjord located in Vestfirdir, in the northwest of Iceland. The name of the fjord translates from Icelandic as “ice fjord abyss” (ís – ice, fjörður – fjord, djúpur – abyss, depth).

The length of the fjord is 74 km, and the width at the entrance is 22 km. The depth of the fjord in some places reaches 128 meters. The shores are rocky and precipitous. On the shores of the fjord lies the largest city in the northwestern part of Iceland and the main city of the Westfjordir region – Isafjordur, as well as the settlements of Bolungarvik and Sudavik.

Photos of the landmark:

Isa Fjordur. © Greg Neate @ flickr.com / CC BY 2.0.

Hotels near the attraction Isa Fjordur:

We have selected hotels and other accommodations that are closest to the place: “Isa Fjord”. You can find more hotels by clicking on the map “Hotels Nearby”.

Blómsturvellir Holiday Home

Blómsturvellir Holiday Home

This vacation home is located in the fishing village of Sudavik in Vestfjord Bay, 20 km from the center of Isafjordur. It has 3 bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, a well-equipped kitchen and a terrace with scenic views.

Fjord Guesthouse B&B

Fjord Guesthouse B&B.

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Fjord Guesthouse B&B is located in Súðavík in the Westfjords Region. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Certain units have views of the sea or mountain. .

Luxury House in Westfjords

Luxury House in Westfjords

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Luxury House in Westfjords is a villa, located in Súðavík. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free private parking is available on site.

Swanfjord Guesthouse

Swanfjord Guesthouse

Overlooking the Alfta Fjord, Swanfjord Guesthouse is a 10-minute walk from Sudavik village center. It offers rooms with basic amenities, a closet, a sink and free WiFi. .

Holiday home Hnifsdalur WX-818

Holiday home Hnifsdalur WX-818

Holiday home Hnifsdalur WX-818 offers accommodation in Hnífsdalur. The kitchen comes with a fridge. There is a private bathroom with a bath.

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Fitjateigur Holiday Home

Fitjateigur Holiday Home

Featuring a barbecue, Fitjateigur Holiday Home is a holiday home set in Hnífsdalur. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen.

Litla Guesthouse

Litla Guesthouse

Litla Guesthouse is located in Isafjordur. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the room while admiring views of the sea or the mountains. All rooms have a shared bathroom with a bath or shower.

Experience Westfjords

Experience Westfjords

Experience Westfjords Apartments is located in Isafjordjur. It offers free Wi-Fi and private parking on site. Facilities include a private bathroom and a kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a dishwasher.

Private House with Private Garden

Private House with Private Garden

Private House with Private Garden vacation home is located on the Westfirdier Peninsula. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, private parking and a patio are available. .

Comfortable Bungalow

Comfortable Bungalow

Comfortable Bungalow is a self-catering vacation home located in the center of Isafjordur Village in the Vestfjordir Region. Free WiFi is available throughout the vacation home. .

Russia, Finland, Iceland

The old pier.

The ancient Icelanders were skilled seafarers and Vikings. In the “Saga of the Greenlanders” tells that the son of Erik the Red Leif the Lucky reached the shores of America in 1000 and tried to establish a colony in the “Grape Country” – Vinland (this must have been Newfoundland or New England). So it looks like America was not discovered by Columbus at all.

The coastline of Iceland is about 4970 km long. In the northwest, north and east it is heavily dissected by fjords. The southern and southwestern shores are sandy and have no natural harbors.

The coastline of Iceland is about 4970 km long. In the north-west, north and east it is heavily dissected by fjords. The southern and southwestern shores are sandy and have no natural harbors.

Road cutting a corner of a fjord

Road cutting a corner of a fjord

The western fjords (Vestfirðir, Vestfirðir) are less visited by tourists than the rest of Iceland

The western fjords (Vestfirðir , Vestfirðir ) are less visited by tourists than the rest of Iceland

A peaceful idyll.

Wild swans.

The coast of the large fjord Ísafjarðardjúp in northwest Iceland.

The coast of the large fjord Ísafjarðardjúp (Ísafjarðardjúp) in the northwest of Iceland.

The name of the fjord translates as “ice fjord abyss. The fjord is 74 km long and 22 km wide at the entrance.

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Reflection of the slope of the fjord.

Reflection of the slope of the fjord

Although the water here is shallow, but the depth of the fjord Īsafjarðardjúp reaches 128 meters in some places.

Even though it is shallow here, the depth of the fjord Isafjordjup reaches 128 meters in some places.

The harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) is a member of the harbour seal family. It is found in all the seas adjacent to the Arctic Ocean. Common seals can be brown, reddish or gray.

The harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) is a member of the harbour seal family. It is found in all the seas adjacent to the Arctic Ocean. Common seals can be brown, reddish or gray.

Adults reach 1.85 m in length and 132 kg in weight. Females live up to 30-35 years and males up to 20-25 years. Common seals usually inhabit rocky areas where they cannot be reached by predators.

Adults reach 1.85 m in length and 132 kg in weight. Females live up to 30-35 years and males up to 20-25 years. Common seals usually inhabit rocky areas where they cannot be reached by predators.

The seals let you get pretty close to them, but they keep a close eye on humans

The seals let themselves quite close, but keep a close eye on humans

Seal's cry

Coastal forms of the harbor seal go to the shoals that form during low tides to give birth. Under these conditions the newborns should be able to swim within a few hours after giving birth.

Coastal forms of the harbor seal come out to the shoals that form during low tides to give birth. Under these conditions the newborns should be able to swim within a few hours after giving birth.

Tired seal

The expanses of Isafjardjup Fjord

The expanse of Isafjardardjup Fjord

The settlement on the island of Vigur. The island is quite small, 400x2000 meters.

The settlement on the island of Vigur. The island is quite small, 400×2000 m.

A winding road. So nice in Iceland when the weather is sunny!

A winding road. So nice in Iceland when the weather is sunny!

Ísafjörður is the largest city in the Western Fjords. The name translates as “ice fjord.

There are practically no big trees on the island, only bushes and woodlands around the lodges

There are almost no big trees on the island, only bushes and woodlands around the houses

The town of Isafjordur lies on the banks of Skutulsfjörður, one of the branches of the Isafjordurdüp.

The town of Isafjordur lies on the shore of Skutulsfjörður, one of the branches of Isafjordurdüp.

The first settlers came to the place of the current city in 920. The area of the city is constantly increasing by draining and filling the water area of the fjord with sand. The population of Isafjordur is 4 thousand people.

Iceland's rural landscape

The rural landscape of Iceland

A farm on the shore of Súgandafjörður (Súgandafjörður) fjord

A farm on the shore of Súgandafjörður Fjord

At the port of the fishing village of Suðureyri.

At the port of the fishing village of Suðureyri.

The village is located in the south of Suðgandafjörður fjord. It is first mentioned in the Book of Settlement of Iceland, dating back to the 11th century. The population of Sydureyri is 346 people. The settlement is connected by a five-kilometer tunnel to the nearest settlement, the town of Isafjordur. As in almost every town in Iceland, there is a swimming pool.

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