Voyage of the Vikings
July - August, 2013
July 22 - Weather: Mostly cloudy with some patches of blue sky, hi temp in upper 50s
Ísafjörður is located on a peninsula in a fjord of the same name. The ship docked around 8:00 and many of the passengers, like us, were happy to get off the ship after 4 days and be able to walk around this town of about 2,600 people. The houses in Old Town that were built in the late 1800s are made of wood, but the newer buildings are made of corrugated metal. The town is the largest of those in the Westfjords area, where fishing used to be the main industry. Tourism is now the fastest growing industry. The locals actually wear Icelandic sweaters.
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