On the road to Ísafjörður with Ike

Ike, Helen & Traff took a drive through western Iceland to Ísafjörður, passing through Reykjafjörður, Vatnsfjörður , Mjóifjörður, Skötufjörður, Hestfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Álftafjörður and Skutulsfjörður. That’s a lot a fjörðurs, and the word means fjord. A fjord is an elongated narrow inlet of water by the coast caused by the submergence of a valley which has been overdeepened by glacial erosion. The valley is then submerged when sea levels rise after glaciation.

Points of interest include a small colony of seals and an old farmhouse (Litlibær) that is now a cafe serving fabulous cakes and waffles. Enjoy these photos of a very picturesque day:

You can see where this is located on the map below. Zoom out to see other locations Ike has visited on his Icelandic Adventure.

One Reply to “On the road to Ísafjörður with Ike”

  1. The restored cottage blends in with the landscape beautifully. I am amazed as to how glaciation has reshaped the land. The map shows the result very well.

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