Western Fjords

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The Western Fjords of Iceland, known as Vestfirðir are new and magical world, with many fjords that are located above the sea. Each fjord is unique with a variety of small fishing villages dotting the shoreline.

Vigur Island

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Vigur is the second largest island in the Gulf of Ísafjörður. There is something special about small islands and Vigur is one just like it.

Súðavík

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Súðavík is a small fishing village on the shores of the Gulf of Álftarfjörður in the western with just 240 residents. Súðavík is located 20 km east of Ísafjörður.

Rauðisandur – Red Sands

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Rauðisandur is one of the most magical and peaceful places to visit on the western fjords. A beach with over 10 kilometers of red sand in the southern part of the western fjords to where they end at Látrabjarg Cliff.

Látrabjarg

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Látrabjarg Cliff in the western fjords is the westerly point in Europe. The cliff's length is 14 km and its highest point is 440 meters, Europe could not ask for a more impressive way to mark the edge of the continent.

Ísafjörður

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Ísafjörður is the main largest city located in the western fjords (Westfjords). The city itself covers an area of ​​2,400 square kilometers and is home to approximately 4,000 residents, but the municipal jurisdiction of Isafjardarbaer also includes the villages Hnifsdalur, Sudureyri, and Thingeyri Flateyri where an additional 2,550 residents live.

Hornstrandir

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Hornstrandir is a reserve located northeast of the western fjords. In principle, the northern tip of this park is the most northerly point in mainland Iceland.

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