How to get there

There are several ways of getting to the Westfjords.

 

Drive yourself

Driving is the most common way tourists use to explore the Westfjords. There are several ways of getting to the Westfjords from Reykjavík.

 

Reykhólar – The drive is 225 km and takes approximately 3 hours.

Patreksfjörður – The drive is 397 km and takes approximately 5 hours.

Hólmavík - The drive is 233 km and takes approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes.

 

Ísafjörður
If you drive from Reykjavík through Búðardalur, west to Flókalundur and up north it is 456 km and takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes. Note: There are gravel roads on route, for example on the mountain passes. 

If you drive from Reykjavík through Hólmavík to Ísafjördur it is 455 km and takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes.

It takes about half an hour to drive from Ísafjörður to the villages in Ísafjarðarbær (Þingeyri, Flateyri, Suðureyri, Súðavík, Bolungarvík).

 

The Ferry Baldur

Driving from Reykjavík to Stykkishólmur, take the ferry Baldur across the fjord Breiðafjörður and drive to your destination from Brjánslækur (172 km to Stykkishólmur, 2,5 hours in ferry).

Brjánslækur to Reykhólar – 227 km, 2 hours.

Brjánslækur to Patreksfjörður – 30 km, 25 mins.

Brjánslækur via Reykhólar to Hólmavík – 260 km, 3 hours and 20 mins.

Brjánslækur to Ísafjörður – 144 km, 3 hours.

Here you can explore distances by road from Ísafjordur (Only available in Icelandic, but it's only place-names anyway)
Dynamically updated road conditions.

 

Fly

Air Iceland operates two flights a day from Reykjaví­k to Ísafjörður, every day all year round. Further info can be found on their webpage: www.airiceland.is.

Eagle Air Iceland operates flights to Bíldudalur and Gjögur.

Further info can be found on their webpage: www. eagleair.is

 

Cycling

It is also possible to cycle to Ísafjörður.

The map "Cycling Iceland 2014" includes useful information for bikers traveling in Iceland.

Here is a PDF version of the map. 

 

You can get more informations about how to get to the Westfjords by contacting the friendly staff at the Tourist Information Centre in Ísafjörður, +354 4508060 or by email info@vestfirdir.is