We offer Guided Walks through Ísafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland
Ísafjörður Walk An interesting journey through time
Why are people proud to live here now? What is important for them today? How do they live and think?
Are you interested in history and how people lived in the past centuries?
Are you fascinated by old houses?
Do you like listening to legends and stories?
The small town of Ísafjörður is unique in Iceland. Its unusually well-preserved city centre dates from the 19th century and still reflects its charming history that remains alive in the legends and stories. Ísafjörður is known today for its cultural and artistic diversity.
Our guide meets you at the Tourist Information, dressed as a woman from the 19th century, and takes you on a walk through the city and up to the slopes above Ísafjörður. On the way she shares her lunch box with you. You will visit interesting places, such as historical houses and trade centers from the prime time of Ísafjörður. Further, you will receive information on history and culture and hear a lot of stories about the people who lived here and their common beliefs. You will also visit the places the stories are told about.
At the end of your hike, in the middle of nature, experience an insight into Icelandic vegetation and the formation of the Westfjords while you enjoy the wonderful view of the fjord and surrounding valleys.
A special experience is a visit to Ísafjörður in winter, when the snow-covered landscape and the winter sky create a fascinating atmosphere.
It is possible to extend the walk by one hour on the following walks: Geology, Plants (only in summer), Autumn Colors (only in autumn) or Elves, Trolls and Stories
Daily in summer at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00 (On cruise ship days change start times)
in winter at 14:00
Meeting point: Tourist-Information-Center
Elevation: up to 68 m
Duration: 2 hours
Group size: 2-10 people
Price for one: 8.990 ISK (children up to 16 free), for 8-10 people 8.000 ISK
(for only one 17.000 ISK)
Enjoyed listening to Helga as we walked around town and into the hills of Isafjordur. She obviously loves her home and sharing stories about how life has changed over the years. Definitely the better choice over a cruise ship tour!! I hope our paths cross again! (2019)
I cannot say enough positive things about our Isafjordur walk with Helga Hausner last June. Ms. Helga promptly responded to all communication to help us book our custom tour well in advance. She was warm and personable and made us feel at home for our walk. It's clear she really enjoys what she does and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Isafjordur. (2018)
Helga's tour was everything it was advertised to be. The tour began promptly as she led us through the town, sharing highlights of the history and culture of the town in its heyday. She shared photos of the city in the 1890's and told stories about the buildings and the people who inhabited the buildings. We left with a real sense of what life was like during that time period, while also learning about current events. (2019)
Helga led a Wonderful tour of Ísafjörður -- fun and knowledgeable. A great way to see this special town and environs. She is a great tour guide...a very nice addition to our week in Iceland. (2019)
We took the walking tour of the town with Nina in August and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. She was very informative, had a great since of humor, and provided a most enjoyable tour. (2019)
Our small group met Nina on the quayside during our cruise call at Isafjordur. She was pleasant, spoke good English and was very informative. The history and culture of the town and Icelanders in general came through very strongly to us. Nina took us up on to higher ground on the outskirts of town and then we finished our tour down in town again inside the interesting church. Nina recommended food places and coffee stops to round off our tour. Would definitely recommend this tour. Something different, personal, and very interesting. (2019)
We enjoyed our walk so much. You certainly helped us see what it was like for the farmers, fishermen and, most importantly the women back so many years ago. It’s an amazing part of our world. (2018)
It was a real experience! Thank you to take us on the journey through the time. (2018)