Ísafjörður is the largest town in the West Fjords with a population of 3,000. Ísafjörður is located in the enormous Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord surrounded by towering mountains. Ísafjörður was settled about 1,100 years ago, and up until 1980, fishing was the livelihood of most inhabitants. But, many fishing plants shut down and people moved away in search of jobs. But, the town has bounced back and fishing is still plays a big role in the lives of the inhabitants with tourism becoming a growing source of revenue for the town. Here, you will find restaurants, swimming pools, museums, cafés, skiing areas, an information centre, and much more. Ísafjörður is host to many festivals and cultural events making it a vibrant, yet quiet, place to visit. Ísafjörður is must-visit for anyone traveling through the West Fjords.