Five-year-olds in a West Fjords play school are learning balance and coordination thanks to a donation of cross-country skis.
Two sisters from Iraq were excited to see snow for the first time upon arriving to their new home in Iceland, RÚV reports.
Domestic airline Air Iceland Connect had to cancel nearly half of its flights to and from Ísafjörður in February.
Fifty-three thousand salmon died while being transferred out of a damaged marine pen at a fish farming facility in the West Fjords.
The District Court of the West Fjords has sentenced three men to pay fines for violating nature conservation laws in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.
Seven-year-old Clara Charlotte has built a huge snow house in her backyard in the West Fjords where she regularly holds tea parties.
Road workers spent six and half hours on Monday clearing snow from the road around Súðavíkurhlíð mountain in the West Fjords.
The Ferry Baldur is expected to sail to the West Fjords tomorrow for the first time in over two months.
Over 60 percent of residents in Ísafjörður and the surrounding area of the West Fjords believe too many cruise ships dock in the town.
Haukur Sigurðsson is creating an app to help visitors get to know Ísafjörður by ‘peeking into’ locals’ homes.
Oversight of fish farming companies is lacking according to ecologist Christian Gallo of the Westfjords Natural History Institute.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has authorized a large-scale increase in fish farming in the West Fjords.
106 cruise ships are booked to visit the West Fjords town of Ísafjörður this summer—prompting speakers at a recent conference on the topic to call for a coordinated strategy and rules to be put in place. Putting rules in place won’t stop the ships from coming, one speaker promised.
The south and the north of the West Fjords region are separated by two steep mountain passes which are not snowplowed throughout the winter. French tourist Thomas Chretien made it over one but then found himself stuck. For five whole days.
Guðlaug Björnsdóttir owner of the self-service fishing shop, at Strandgata in Tálknafjörður, in the West Fjords, told Iceland Review, that everyone pays for what they purchase, in the small shop with no staff, and no security camera, and no police around.
It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.
With this week’s closure of their only bank branch, the residents of the Westfjords village of Þingeyri now need to drive 50 km to visit their money.