Fine Art Iceland Photo Prints
Western Fjords Vestfirðir
The Westfjords or West Fjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir) is the name for the
large peninsula in northwestern Iceland. It is connected to the rest of
Iceland by a 7 km wide isthmus between Gilsfjörður and Bitrufjörður.
The Westfjords are very mountainous; the coastline is heavily indented
by dozens of fjords surrounded by steep hills. The cliffs at Látrabjarg
comprise the longest bird cliff in the northern Atlantic Ocean and are
at the westernmost region of Iceland. The Drangajökull glacier is
located in the far north of the peninsula and is the fifth largest of
the country, but the only glacier of the region.