A STROLL THROUGH ISAFJORDUR

  • Port

    Isafjord

  • Level of difficulties

    Not available

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR60.0

  • Duration in hours

    2.0

  • Shore excursion code

    01YH

Description

We will explore the town of Ísafjörður on a pleasant stroll through the centre, immersing ourselves in its cosmopolitan atmosphere and discovering its history in a fascinating museum.



What we will see
  • Stroll through the centre of Ísafjörður
  • Ísafjörður church
  • Monument dedicated to Iceland's fishermen
  • Maritime Museum


What we will do
  • We will leave the port and enjoy a pleasant stroll through Ísafjörður, the largest town in the Westfjords.
  • As we walk through the streets, we will realise that despite its isolated location compared to the rest of the country and its smaller size, Ísafjörður boasts a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere with inviting cafés and a host of restaurants.
  • We will discover some fascinating facts about the town's history and walk past a mixture of modern buildings and multi-coloured wooden houses, some of which date back to the 18th century, with towering snow-capped peaks as a backdrop.
  • We will stop at Ísafjörður church, a modern building with jagged roofs, designed to emulate the undulating movement of the ocean as a tribute to the local people.
  • We will continue on to the Monument dedicated to Iceland's fishermen, which depicts two fishermen trying to haul in a net brimming with fish. Then we will visit the Maritime Museum* located in the oldest building in the whole of Iceland, built in 1734. It is surrounded by other old constructions dating back to the 18th century, all of which have been perfectly preserved. After the tour we will return to the ship on foot.