Ísafjörður to Stykkishólmur

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

My friend, Ferne, is here in Iceland for her third Snorri Plus trip! They had their graduation last week, so she flew up to Ísafjörður and we have been able to spend time together. She has heard my presentation four times now here in Iceland……. I am sure she could give it! She is a great photographer and it is fun to have someone to have along on the long drives between locations.

Ferne Gudnason Westfjords

On Saturday, we left Ísafjörður and drove south across the mountains and valleys of the west fjords. The Dynjandi or Fjallfoss waterfall is spectacular!

Dynjandi Fjallfoss waterfall in the westfjords

The Westfjords are magical. I think it would be a good idea to walk because every few meters, we wanted to stop and take photos.

Sunna Pam Furstenau in the westfjords

We continued south from Ísafjörður about three hours. There were a few horses, many sheep, and lots of birds along the way.

Icelandic Sheep

The mountain roads were pretty bad because of the rain, heavy clouds, pot-holes and the ever-present sheep along the road – but we survived.

Westfjords Iceland

Along the way, there is the Jón Sigurðsson Museum, which is at the farm of his birth, Hrafneseyri.

Hrafneyri - birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson

Jón Sigurðsson has been given credit for helping Iceland gain their independence and a symbol for the nation´s symbol of unity. His birthday, June 17th, is Iceland National Day.

Jón Sigurðsson

There are about 18 museums and special places to visit in the Westfjords and we did not get to see most of them. We will have to be back soon. We continued on through the rainy day over the mountains to Brjánslækur, the harbor where we board the Ferry Baldur.

Ferry Baldur

It was strange for us land-locked Western Icelanders to put our car on the ferry.