Leaving Isafjörður, we drive to Ƿingeyri, a tiny fishing village on one of Iceland’s most scenic fjords, Dýrafjörður. At Ƿingeyri, we make a short stop to explore a Viking site. Here you learn about Viking history before continuing your journey to Dynjandi waterfall.
Beautiful Dynjandi waterfall, shaped like a bridal veil, is the largest in the West Fjords, at a height of about 325 ft. It is considered one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Iceland. There is a vigorous walk up to the waterfall, but it is well worth it. In addition to experiencing Dynjandi up close, you encounter smaller waterfalls along the way.
We return to Ƿingeyri for light refreshments before continuing on to the small, sustainable fishing village of Suðureyri. With only 270 inhabitants, it is a tiny community, but exceptionally environmentally friendly. Villagers have also cleverly merged their Icelandic fishing traditions with tourism. You learn about Suðureyri´s history, which has everything to do with fish and the fishing industry, and then walk through the village along the popular “Seafood Trail,” where you can taste freshly caught Icelandic fish.