Three farmed salmon have been caught in the Westfjords this season.
A marine biologist at the Marine and Freshwater Research institute who specializes in whales says that it’s rare for pilot whales to venture so far north, but said that it’s possible that the pilot whales' appearance in Iceland’s waters can be credited to warming ocean temperatures.
A lack of available housing in a Westfjords town has led a local company to break ground for its employees.
“I was sitting in front of a vegetable stand in Borgarfjörður once and it occurred to me—to sell fish in the same way.”
Sea ice is fast approaching the Westfjords of Iceland due to a specific set of weather circumstances.
"We’re in the Westfjords where there’s no brewery in a 400-kilometer radius—that’s unique in and of itself."
The Samúel Jónsson Art Museum in the Westfjords, a museum dedicated to the life and work of its namesake, is raising funds to build a visitor center.
An inspection conducted by the Environment Agency of Iceland found no trace of the 53,000 salmon that died at a fish farming facility in mid-February.
Natural pools, found all over the Westfjords in Iceland, contain a large number of germs that originate in human stool.
Residents of the northern Westfjords region can look forward to greater energy security next winter with this week’s formal opening of the powerful new backup generator in Bolungarvík.