Ísafjörður Airport is the airport serving the town of Ísafjörður in the Westfjords region, a large peninsula in north-western Iceland. It is located approximately 5km from the town centre, and walking from the airport to the town (and vice versa) is quite possible. The airport is settled at an elevation of 8 feet / 2 metres above mean sea level. The one runway at the airport is labelled 08/26 with an asphalt surface 1,400 metres in length and 30 metres in width. Ísafjörður Airport is a relatively small airport, served only by the airline Air Iceland, which offers domestic flights to Reykjavik Airport, the public aviation facility serving Reykjavik. The hotels nearest to Ísafjörður Airport are Hotel Ísafjörður and Edda Hotel Ísafjörður.
Ísafjörður is a small town, and nearly everything is within walking distance. An exception is if your destination is in any of the towns adjacent to Ísafjörður, in which case you will need to take the bus, or ride a bike or a car. One of the places worth visiting in town is the Westfjords Heritage Museum, which focuses on maritime heritage and enlightens visitors on everything regarding local Westfjords fisheries, the fishing industry, and the lives of the fishermen. It also features boats that have been preserved and restored to a seaworthy condition, a practice that aims to maintain knowledge and skills regarding boat repair and maintenance, as well as to ensure that these are passed on from generation to generation. The museum can be found in the old historical area named Neðstikaupstaður. “The Old Hospital”, though sounds creepy at first, is actually an Ísafjörður cultural centre that houses archives, a library, and an art gallery. Nearby is Jónsgardur, a small park which features an arch made from whalebone.
Guests of Ísafjörður should also not miss taking the 30-minute boat ride to the paradise island of Vigur. Tours generally take three hours, and allow visitors to take leisurely walks around the peaceful island and observe thousands of birds of different species, as well as the only wind mill in Iceland.
Regardless of why travellers visit the small town of Ísafjörður, those who choose to fly in via Ísafjörður Airport are given an exciting flight that includes a stunning view of the fjords. Have your camera ready.
Since Ísafjörður Airport currently does not cater to international destinations, most international flights into the country usually depart from and arrive at Keflavik International Airport (also known as Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport) located 3.1 nautical miles west of Keflavik. From there, passengers may book a flight from Reykjavik Airport to Ísafjörður Airport. There are two flights between Reykjavik and Ísafjörður daily.