Free Time Activities
You will be in one of the quietest places in the remote Westfjords. Just outside the farm you won't hear anything but the wind and the waves, the birds and the lambs and sometimes a whale in the fjord. Breathe in tranquility and go for a walk along the shore or up the mountains. A visit to the eider colony in Hrafnseyri will also be possible.
Þingeyri and the Dýrafjörður area have a lot to offer in outdoor activities and culture. The following are just some suggestions:
- Behind the Sandar mountain there is an equestrian centre, where horseback-riding trips are offered. The horse rental Stormur offer different trips around the valleys for beginners as well as advanced.
- The mountain scenery offers spectacular hiking possibilities of longer or shorter varieties. The circle of Svalvogar that goes all around the headland is a unique experience in captivating nature and tremendous stillness. There are good walking tracks to Kaldbakur, the highest mountain of the Westfjords (998m). A hiking map can be found here.
- In Þingeyri you will find an old Blacksmith's Workshop that was founded in 1913. The machine shop was one of the first of its kind in Iceland and leading in the development in the trade. Today the museum includes all the old machines, and blacksmith operation is still in its near original state. This is a living museum, where visitors can experience the old machine shop as though time has stood still.
- Local art exhibitions will take place in the area during the summer.
For more information contact:
Þingeyri Tourist Information Centre. Address: Hafnarstraeti 6, Thingeyri. Phone: +354 456 8304. Open June - August
Direct link to web page with information about places of interest in Þingeyri.
Westfjords Tourist information Centre, Ísafjörður Open all year around. Address: Adalstraeti 7, Isafjordur Phone: +354 450 8060. E-mail: email@example.com