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The Westfjords

The Westfjords is a region situated in the North West of Iceland.  As the name implies, one of the characteristics of the region are the deep fjords.  The region has several unique natural attractions such as Latrabjarg; a unique and magnificent natural setting where you can literally stand on the end of Europe; at least its most westerly point.  The cliffs are steep and high and are a good example of the harshness and beauty that the whole region possesses. The region is not densely populated and has only a population of 6.970 inhabitants.  The largest municipality is Isafjordur with 3.630 inhabitants and the smallest municipality is Arneshreppur with 54 inhabitants.  

Due to distances and the geography of the region there are 3 sub regions:

  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Strandir & Reykholar