WHO KNEW BEING A WORLD AWAY WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL SO CONNECTED
On a voyage with Azamara®, guests see a night-and-day difference. And when we take you on a dramatic journey across Ísafjarðardjúp Bay to Ísafjörður, Iceland, you’ll experience a lot more day, thanks to long summer days with nearly 24-hours of sunlight and longer stays in port. Nestled in the northwest region of Iceland, tucked away in the North Atlantic, the towering peaks of this unspoiled wilderness welcome you.
This remote fishing town, the largest in the West Fjords, has long enjoyed a prosperous fishing industry thanks to the rich fishing waters found off the coast. Created by ancient volcanoes, first settled by Viking Helgi Hrolfsson in the ninth century, and established as a trading post in the late 16th century, Ísafjörður has a long history—and the people and this place have many stories to tell.
There’s a lot to like about this quiet, pleasant town. Wander your way around the charming grid of the Old Town, with its narrow streets and 18th century timber buildings that harken back to days when tall ships and whaling crews came to call. Visit the public garden Jónsgarður to see the Whale Bone Arch, made from the jaws of a blue whale, and Neðstikaupstaður, the West Fjords Heritage Museum, to explore the lasting records of the history of the settlement. Discover interesting shops, amazing restaurants, and a surprisingly thriving arts, culture, and music scene.
Whether you watch the fishermen at work in the harbor or head out beyond the down for more active pursuits—horseback riding, bird watching, kayaking, or hiking in the hills—Ísafjörður is a dramatic location that’s the perfect home base for exploring this incredible area.