Ísafjörður can be reached by car, plane or bus. There are daily flights between Ísafjörður and Reykjavík throughout the year, and busses running 2-7 days per week depending on the season. Once you are here, you can use public transport, hire a bike, take a taxi or rent a car to get around.
The driving distance between Ísafjörður and Reykjavík is 455 km. During winter, expect the drive to take no less than six hours. When traveling in Iceland by car during winter, it is recommended that you rent a 4wd vehicle with good winter tires.
To drive from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður during winter, follown road #1 through the university village Bifröst. Shortly after Bifröst turn onto road #60. Soon after you cross the bridge across Gilsfjörður, to enter the Westfjords area, turn onto road #61 to Hólmavík and further on to Ísafjörður. This route is cleared of snow daily during the wintertime. The same applies for the roads between Ísafjörður and the neighboring villages, Suðureyri, Flateyri, Þingeyri, Bolungarvík and Súðavík. Still, you should always make sure
you visit www.road.is
and/or call the Road Administration information number (+354) 1777 to get updated information on weather and road conditions. Remember that the conditions can change quickly in Iceland!
Note that it is not possible to drive the "Westfjords Circle" during the winter, as road #60 is closed between Þingeyri and Bíldudalur / Flókalundur (mountain roads Hrafnseyrarheiði and Dynjandisheiði). It is important to keep this in mind as many GPS devices do not contain this information.
Air Iceland operates flights twice par day between Reykjavik and Ísafjörður.
For schedules and bookings, please visit their web page: http://www.airiceland.is/
You can reach Ísafjörður from both Reykjavík and Akureyri during the summer months. For a full schedule, Please click here.
Ísafjörður has a local bus system which connects all the towns and villages in the area, i.e., Ísafjörður, Suðureyri, Flateyri, Þingeyri and Bolungarvík. Note that the buses operate on weekdays only. For the schedule, please click here.
Hertz tel. (+354) 863-9023
Europe Car tel. (+354) 840-6074
Avis/Budget tel. (+354) 660-0617
As the number of available cars is limited, it is recommended to book in advance.
To book a taxi, call (+354) 456-3518. As the number of available taxis is limited, it is recommended to book in advance.
Travel agent Vesturferðir / West Tours, Adalstraeti 7, Isafjordur (located in the same house as the Tourist information Office) offer bicycles for rental. Web page: email@example.com
If you need any assistance at all regarding your trip to Ísafjörður or the Westfjords area, please do not hesitate to contact the Westfjords Tourist Information Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. (+354) 450-8060.