Silfurtorg the town square in Ísafjörður.
Friday and Sunday are dedicated to the visits of
the sites of the Gísla Saga: Þingeyri with its viking-association and the
viking boat made by Þingeyri craftsmen according to historical models. You will
have time to walk around Sæból where Gísli lived in Haukadal and on Sunday
there will be a day trip with a long hike to the remote Geirþjófsfjord, where
Gísli hid for several years as an outlaw. There is lots of fresh air included
in the regular programme already. If you had planned your own day trip, we
would advise you to stay a little longer or arrive some days earlier. Your
guesthouse will be flexible.
You can go kyaking in the waters by the town of Ísafjörður.
In the afternoons, there is opportunity for individual work, but also for experiencing the village and its surroundings. In Ísafjörður you will enjoy discovering the town´s quaint bakeries, wandering the streets, and exploring the coastline. In Ísafjörður you can go swimming, golfing and much more. You can climb up several mountains and explore the beautiful nature all around. In the vicinity of Ísafjörður you can go horse riding, kayaking, fjord-fishing and take boat tours to Vigur island (ca. 3 hours) or to Hornstrandir (day trips during summer). In Ísafjörður, you might want to stay a day longer or arrive earlier. For more information go to www.westfjords.is
On Tuesday evening you will have the opportunity
to enjoy the one man play Gísli Súrsson by actor Elfar Logi Hannesson. On
Wednesday evening the movie “The Outlaw” will be shown at the University
Centre. If you feel up to it you can kick off the Saturday evening with an
interesting theatre show on Kolbrúnarskáld, an Icelandic poet, known from