Isafjordur, Iceland

Home to fewer than 3,000 residents, Isafjordur boasts a spectacular, unspoiled landscape that's dying to be explored. The town, located on the Westfjords peninsula in northwest Iceland, features charming shops and a maritime museum, and also is a jumping off point for excursions throughout the region. Paddle past snow-draped mountains on a kayaking adventure, take photos in front of the cascades of Dynjandi waterfall, sample traditional Viking beer and bread in Thingeyri and listen to tales of local life while enjoying fresh seafood in the village of Sudureyri. Daily cruises to Vigur island offer sightings of eiders, puffins, arctic terns, guillemoths and other birds, while a visit to the Arctic Fox Center allows you to learn about and observe the country’s only native terrestrial mammal. Wildlife lovers also can cruise area waters on a whale-watching safari.

Language: Icelandic
Currency: Iceland Krona (ISK)

Isafjordur, Iceland Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 50 50 50 54 62 64 70 70 61 56 53 51
Low 3 0 -2 3 20 31 36 34 27 18 13 5
Average 30 31 31 35 41 47 50 49 44 39 34 31
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 10 10 10 12 17 18 21 21 16 13 12 11
Low -16 -18 -19 -16 -7 -1 2 1 -3 -8 -11 -15
Average -1 -1 -1 2 5 8 10 9 7 4 1 -1
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
Centimeters 8 8 8 5 3 5 5 5 5 8 8 8
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 17 16 18 16 12 13 12 13 15 17 16 18

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