Fjords of Iceland: Names, Facts, and Features

Fjords of Iceland

Defined as narrow and long inlets surrounded by cliffs and steep sides, fjords are a true natural beauty. They are mesmerizing to look at yet scary and surreal at times. Fjords form as a result of a glacial activity or, better said, erosion triggered by the flow of massive and powerful glaciers. Despite the small overall size of iceland, the country has a whopping 109 fjords. Some of them are real fjords and other bays with fjord-like characteristics. The Icelandic Fjords plunge deep into the land and are shielded by steep heels and mountains. On the shores of these fjords, there are many fishing villages and small towns dedicated to the fishing industry and offering attractions and accommodation for tourists and visitors. 

Here is a list of the Fjords of Iceland:

  • Faxaflói
  • Skerjafjörður
  • Hvalfjörður (30 kilometers)
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Breiðafjörður (125 kilometers)
  • Hvammsfjörður
  • Patreksfjörður
  • Tálknafjörður
  • Arnarfjörður (30 kilometers)
  • Ísafjarðardjúp
  • Ísafjörður
  • Jökulfirðir
  • Þaralátursfjörður
  • Hrútafjörður (36 kilometers)
  • Miðfjörður (14 kilometers)
  • Skagafjörður (40 kilometers)
  • Siglufjörður
  • Ólafsfjörður
  • Eyjafjörður (60 kilometers)
  • Skjálfandi
  • Öxarfjörður
  • Þistilfjörður
  • Bakkaflói
  • Bakkafjörður
  • Vopnafjörður
  • Héraðsflói
  • Borgarfjörður Eystri
  • Seyðisfjörður
  • Mjóifjörður
  • Norðfjörður
  • Reyðarfjörður
  • Eskifjörður
  • Fáskrúðsfjörður
  • Stöðvarfjörður
  • Berufjörður
  • Hornafjörður

1. Faxaflói

Faxaflói Fjord in Iceland is located in the southwest of the country. The Faxaflói Fjord’s coordinates are 64.4000° N, 23.0000° W. Situated between the Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes Peninsula, Faxaflói houses two popular islands, Hjörsey (Iceland’s third-largest island) and Hrísey. Other islands in the bay close to Reykjavik are Akurey, Engey, Hólmar, Lundey, Viðey, and Þerney. Tours and Tour Guides for the Faxaflói Fjord in Iceland are available. The best time to visit the fjord is summer as the days are longer and the weather friendlier. Faxaflói is a hot spot for watching whales (Minke and Humpback), dolphins, and puffins. 

2. Skerjafjörður

Skerjafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Skerjafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.1167° N, and 22.0000 W. Skerjafjörður is part of the larger Faxaflói Bay. Tours and Tour Guides for the Skerjafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Skerjafjörður is popular and easily accessible due to its proximity to the capital Reykjavik. Also, it can be visited year-round.  

3. Hvalfjörður

Hvalfjörður Fjord (Whale Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Hvalfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.3565° N, 21.7104° W. Hvalfjörður is large, 30-kilometers long and 5-kilometers wide fjord situated between Mosfellsbær and Akranes. The Hvalfjörður Fjord features several landforms including rivers (Fossá and Laxá), volcanic mountains, and green vegetation of moss, small birches, and conifers. Also, the fjord houses the start of the hiking trails to Glymur, the second-tallest waterfall in Iceland. Within the Hvalfjörður Fjord is the small and steep-sided island  Geirshólmi which in the past was home to bands of raiders and outlaws. Tours and Tour Guides for the Hvalfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Sea-kayaking is one of the most popular activities in the fjord. Summer is the best time to visit the Hvalfjörður Fjord and its natural landforms. However, the fjord is accessibly year-round and looks just as stunning during winter as well. To make traveling easier, today there is a tunnel underneath the Hvalfjörður Fjord called Hvalfjarðargöngin. 

4. Borgarfjörður

Borgarfjörður Fjord (Fortress Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Borgarfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.5010° N, 22.0100° W. The seemingly calm waters of Borgarfjörður feature many dangerous shallows and undercurrents. There are several flat islands scattered within the Borgarfjörður Fjord, but they are uninhabited. In contrast, the lands of the fjord itself have been inhabited since the settlement of Iceland in the 9th century. Tours and Tour Guides for the Borgarfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Visitors can stay and spend a couple of days in the small yet cute town of Borgarnes, which is a must-stop for travelers in the area. The Borgarfjarðarbrú bridge connects the two sides of the bridge, making transportation around the closest city of Borgarnes much easier. 

5. Breiðafjörður

Breiðafjörður Fjord (Wide Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Breiðafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.2500° N, 23.2500° W. Breiðafjörður is 125 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide, thus serving as a natural barrier between the Westfjords and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Despite its size, Breiðafjörður is quite shallow. Interestingly, the northern coast of the fjord was formed over 15 million years ago, and the southern coast was less than 7 million years ago. Tours and Tour Guides for the Breiðafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. The Breiðafjörður Fjord is quite an attraction featuring many different landforms such the Kirkjufell Mountain, the Snæfellsjökull Glacier, the Látrabjarg bird cliffs, numerous smaller fjords (Hvammsfjörður being the largest), and over 3000 islands, skerries, and islets (including the inhabited Flatey Island). Wildlife is booming in the Breiðafjörður Fjord with species like seals, porpoises, killer and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, shags, gulls, guillemots, and white-tailed eagles.

6. Hvammsfjörður

Hvammsfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Hvammsfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.0791° N, 22.1160° W. Hvammsfjörður is the largest fjord within the Breiðafjörður Bay. Tours and Tour Guides for the Hvammsfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. 

7. Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður Fjord (Patrick’s Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Patreksfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.5979° N, 24.0009° W. Patreksfjörður houses a small village with 721 inhabitants. The village is the birthplace of the Olympian Leiknir Jónsson. Tours and Tour Guides for the Patreksfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Patreksfjörður is best during summer when visitors can enjoy swimming in the pool located in the mentioned village. 

8. Tálknafjörður

Tálknafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Tálknafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.6267° N, 23.8230° W. Tálknafjörður is also a small town with 306 inhabitants. Tours and Tour Guides for the Tálknafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. There are several small sea angling summerhouses in Tálknafjörður that attract lots of tourists and locals. Summer is the best season for tourists looking to enjoy staying in the summerhouses and participating in sea-angling activities. 

9. Arnarfjörður

Arnarfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Arnarfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.7500° N, 23.6667° W. Arnarfjörður is 30 kilometers long and 5-10 kilometers wide. Arnarfjörður branches into two bays (Borgarfjörður and Suðurfirðir) with several coves. Tours and Tour Guides for the Arnarfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Based on local legends, the Arnarfjörður Fjord is home to many sea monsters and sorcerers. Arnarfjörður is accessible for tourists year-round, but summer is the most popular travel time. 

10. Ísafjarðardjúp

Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord’s coordinates are 66.1329° N, 22.9541° W. The north coast of Ísafjarðardjúp is fairly straight with only one inlet named Kaldalón. In contrast, the south coast is rigged with smaller fjords and inlets, including Skutulsfjörður, Álftafjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Hestfjörður, Skötufjörður, Mjóifjörður, Reykjafjörður and Ísafjörður. The Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord houses three islands, Borgarey (smallest and uninhabited), Æðey (largest with one farmstead), and Vigur (has one farmstead). Tours and Tour Guides for the Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord in Iceland are available. 

11. Ísafjörður

Ísafjörður Fjord (Ice Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Ísafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are  66.0749° N, 23.1251° W. Ísafjörður is also the name of the town that lies on the fjord. Ísafjörður has a population of 2.600 and is the largest settlement in Vestfirðir. Tours and Tour Guides for the Ísafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Summer is the best visiting time. This is because these parts of the Westfjords feature one of the coolest climates in the country. 

12. Jökulfirðir

Jökulfirðir Fjord (Glacier Fjord) in Iceland is located in the west. The Jökulfirðir Fjord’s coordinates are 66.3333° N, 22.6667° W. Jökulfirðir is a system of five fjords (Hesteyrarfjörður, Veiðileysufjörður, Lónafjörður, Hrafnsfjörður, Leirufjörður) popularly called Drangajökull in honor of the famous glacier. Some of these fjords are not accessible via land, only by boat. Tours and Tour Guides for the Jökulfirðir Fjord in Iceland are available. Today, Jökulfirðir is a popular summer resort, and summer is the ideal season for visits.  

13. Þaralátursfjörður

Þaralátursfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the west. The Þaralátursfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.2515° N, 22.1530° W. Located on the  Hornstrandir Peninsula, Þaralátursfjörður is a small and short fjord with a now desolate farm. Tours and Tour Guides for the Þaralátursfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. To enjoy nature, tourists are advised to visit during the warmer summer months. 

14. Hrútafjörður

Hrútafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northwest. The Hrútafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.3412° N, 21.1392° W. Hrútafjörður is 36 kilometers long and lies just below the Húnaflói Bay. The fjord is named after the word “Hrútur,” which in Icelandic means male sheep. Hrútafjörður is a local agricultural service station and houses the farmstead of Brú. Tours and Tour Guides for the Hrútafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available.  

15. Miðfjörður

Miðfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northwest. The Miðfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.4080° N, 20.9806° W. The 14-kilometers long Miðfjörður Fjord is fed by the Austurá River and empties in the Húnaflói Bay. Miðfjörður is the smallest fjord in Iceland. On the eastern side of the fjord lies the small and captivating town of Hvammstangi. Tours and Tour Guides for the Miðfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. The fjord and town can be visited year-round.  

16. Skagafjörður

Skagafjörður Fjord (Spit Fjord) in Iceland is located in the northwest. The Skagafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.1322° N, 18.9786° W. Skagafjörður is 40 kilometers long, 15 kilometers wide, and lies between Tröllaskagi and Skagi Peninsula. There are three islands within the fjord, including Málmey, Drangey, and Lundey. Skagafjörður is a prosperous agricultural region and the only part of Iceland where the horses outnumber people. In addition to horse breeding, dairy and sheep farming are also well-developed. Tours and Tour Guides for the Skagafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. One of the most popular tours involves tasting local dairy products. Summer is the best time to visit the Skagafjörður Fjord and taste the local delicacies. 

17. Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður Fjord (Sailing Fjord) in Iceland is located in the northwest. The Siglufjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.1512° N, 18.9113° W. Siglufjörður is a narrow fjord that cradles a small fishing town with the same name and with 1206 inhabitants. Tours and Tour Guides for the Siglufjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Siglufjörður is a small but picturesque village and a popular attraction for tourists. Visiting the fjord and village is possible year-round, but summer is the best time to travel. Siglufjörður is the popular site of The Herring Era Museum which opened in 1994. Siglufjörður used to be the so-called “Herring Capital” of Iceland. Today, it is best known as the filming location for the Icelandic series “Trapped.”  

18. Ólafsfjörður

Ólafsfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northwest. The  Ólafsfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.0715° N, 18.6537° W. Ólafsfjörður is also the name of a small town that lives out of tourism and herring industry. Tours and Tour Guides for the Ólafsfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. In 2010, with the opening of the Héðinsfjörður Tunnels, Ólafsfjörður became more easily accessible. Visiting Ólafsfjarðarkirkja, a large Protestant Church with over 120 seats, is one of the main tours for the area. The church was opened in 1915 and built-in honor of drowned seamen. 

19. Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður Fjord (Island Fjord) in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Eyjafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.0685° N, 18.4164° W. Situated near the fourth-most densely populated town, Akureyri. With 60 kilometers in length and 15 kilometers in width, Eyjafjörður is one of Iceland’s largest fjords. Eyjafjörður is surrounded by steep hills and mountains. The water in the fjord is fed by several rivers, including Eyjafjarðará, Hörgá, and Fnjóská. In the middle of the Eyjafjörður Fjord is Hrísey Island, also known as the “The Pearl of Eyjafjörður.” Tours and Tour Guides for the Eyjafjörður Fjord on Island are available. Tourists can take a ferry to visit the idyllic Hrísey Island. The ferries are available throughout the year, but if possible it is best to visit the island during summer.   

20. Skjálfandi

Skjálfandi Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Skjálfandi Fjord’s coordinates are 66.0833° N, 17.5500° W. Skjálfandi is, in fact, a bay with certain fjord-like features and named after the trembling caused by the frequent earthquakes in the area. Skjálfandi is fed by two rivers, the glacial Skjálfandafljót River and the freshwater Laxá River. The Skjálfandi Fjord has only one town,  Húsavík, and a variety of wildlife, including whales, dolphins, and several bird species. In Skjálfandi, there are two islands, Flatey (Flat Island) and Lundey (Puffin Island). Tours and Tour Guides for the Skjálfandi Fjord in Iceland are available. 

21. Öxarfjörður

Öxarfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Öxarfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.2197° N, 16.4683° W. Situated between the Tjörnes and Melrakkaslétta headlands, Öxarfjörður is a broad fjord surrounded by mountains, the Gjástykki lava fields, and sand deposits by the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. Near Öxarfjörður, there is a small village called Kópasker with only 120 inhabitants. Tours and Tour Guides for the Öxarfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. In fact, the area is a popular tourist destination as it is close to the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and Europe’s most powerful waterfall, named Dettifoss. The ideal time to visit Öxarfjörður and its surrounding natural landforms is summer. However, visitors are warned about the slippery and shaking grounds around Dettifoss. 

22. Þistilfjörður

Þistilfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Þistilfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.3500° N, 15.4800° W. Situated between the Rifstangi and Langanes Peninsulas, Þistilfjörður is close to the town of Þórshöfn. Tours and Tour Guides for the Þistilfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Þistilfjörður and Þórshöfn are open for visits year-round. 

23. Bakkaflói

Bakkaflói Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast of the island. The Bakkaflói Fjord’s coordinates are 66.1250° N, 14.8570° W. Tours and Tour Guides for the Bakkaflói Fjord in Iceland are available.  

24. Bakkafjörður

Bakkafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Bakkafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 66.0350° N, 14.8057° W. Bakkafjörður harbors a small fishing village with 72 inhabitants. Near Bakkafjörður, in the Skeggjastaðir farm is the oldest church in the area built in 1845. Tours and Tour Guides for the Bakkafjörður  Fjord in Iceland are available. The Bakkafjörður Fjord and the popular church can be visited all year round. 

25. Vopnafjörður

Vopnafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Vopnafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.7462° N, 14.8614° W. The most important hallmarks of Vopnafjörður are the two exclusive salmon rivers (like Hofsá and Selá) and untouched landscapes. Other landmarks in the area include countless islets, coves, coastal rocks, river mouths, and black sand beaches. Tours and Tour Guides for the Vopnafjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Vopnafjörður is best visited in summer. That way, tourists can also enjoy and take a swim in one of Iceland’s most amazing swimming pools. Vopnafjörður was the inspiration for Halldór Laxness’s book “Independent People,” which in 1955 helped the author win a Nobel Prize. 

26. Héraðsflói

Héraðsflói Fjord in Iceland is located in the northeast. The Héraðsflói Fjord’s coordinates are 65.6693° N, 14.1866° W. Héraðsflói is a bay formed by the Jökulsá á Brú and Lagarfljót rivers and home to the 25-kilometers long Héraðssandur beach. Tours and Tour Guides for the Héraðsflói Fjord in Iceland are available. To enjoy the visiting of the Héraðsflói and the Héraðssandur beach, it is best to travel during the summer months.  

27. Borgarfjörður Eystri

Borgarfjörður Eystri Fjord (East Fortress Fjord) in Iceland is located in the east. The Borgarfjörður Eystri Fjord’s coordinates are 65.5266° N, 13.8182° W. Borgarfjörður Eystri Fjord is surrounded by harsh, rugged, and dramatic mountains. Tours and Tour Guides for the Borgarfjörður Eystri Fjord in Iceland are available. Borgarfjörður Eystri is the filming location for the “Heartstone” movie. Summer is the ideal time to visit the Borgarfjörður Eystri Fjord as the area is loaded with beautiful hiking trails. The most popular hiking trail in the area is Víknaslóðir (Bay Paths) which is often ranked as one of Iceland’s hidden gems. 

28. Seyðisfjörður

Seyðisfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Seyðisfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.2598° N, 14.0101° W. In the innermost point of Seyðisfjörður, there is a town with the same name. Seyðisfjörður is considered to be one of Iceland’s most beautiful fjords. Tours and Tour Guides for the Seyðisfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Visitors are best advised to travel to the Seyðisfjörður Fjord during the warmer and less rainy summer months. 

29. Mjóifjörður

Mjóifjörður Fjord (Narrow Fjord) in Iceland is located in the east. The Mjóifjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.2038° N, 13.7902° W. The Mjóifjörður Fjord harbors a small village with the same name and only 11 inhabitants. Tours and Tour Guides for the Mjóifjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Mjóifjörður is open for tourists year-round, but summer is the best visiting time.  

30. Norðfjörður

Norðfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Norðfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.1524° N, 13.6850° W. Norðfjörður harbors the Neskaupstaður which is popularly known as “Little Moscow” because of the strong socialistic background. Tours and Tour Guides for the Norðfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available.  

31. Reyðarfjörður

Reyðarfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The  Reyðarfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.0354° N, 14.2160° W. In the Reyðarfjörður Fjord, there is a same-named town with 1350 inhabitants, thus representing one of the largest populated areas in the eastern part of the country. Tours and Tour Guides for the Reyðarfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. 

32. Eskifjörður

Eskifjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Eskifjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 65.0714° N, 14.0153° W. In Eskifjörður, there is a fishing village and port with the same name. Tours and Tour Guides for the Eskifjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. The most popular tour includes visiting The Maritime Museum of East Iceland, which is located in a commercial building called Gamla búđ. Another popular tour is the visit to Iceland’s First Free Church, built-in 1884.

33. Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Fáskrúðsfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.9293° N, 14.0121° W. Fáskrúðsfjörður harbors the same-named town which is the easternmost settlement in Iceland. Tours and Tour Guides for the Fáskrúðsfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. 

34. Stöðvarfjörður

Stöðvarfjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Stöðvarfjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.8335° N, 13.8732° W. On the northern shore of the Stöðvarfjörður Fjord, there is a small village with less than 200 inhabitants. Tours and Tour Guides for the Stöðvarfjörður Fjord in Iceland are available. Summer is the best season to visit the fjord and small village. The harsh tundra climate makes the weather challenging for winter visits.  

35. Berufjörður

Berufjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Berufjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.7567° N, 14.4302° W. Berufjörður is 20 kilometers long and 2-5 kilometers wide. On the western shore of the Berufjörður Fjord is the small village Djúpivogur with 456 inhabitants. The western side of Berufjörður is surrounded by Búlandstindur Mountain, and Route 1 crosses its shore. Tours and Tour Guides for the Berufjörður Fjord are available.  

36. Hornafjörður

Hornafjörður Fjord in Iceland is located in the east. The Hornafjörður Fjord’s coordinates are 64.2497° N, 15.2020° W. On the shore of Hornafjörður are the town Höfn and the headland Stokksnes. Stokksnes was Iceland’s arrival point of the worlds’ first aerial circumnavigation flight in 1924. Tours and Tour Guides for the Hornafjörður are available.  

What are the facts about Fjords in Iceland?

Fjords represent one of the main landforms in Iceland. Iceland has over one hundred fjords and bays with fjord-like features. Most of the fjords penetrate deep into the land and are surrounded by landforms like steep hills, high mountains, volcanic fields, sand deposits, and black beaches. The wildlife in the Icelandic Fjords is unique as well and includes marine animals like whales and dolphins and birds like puffins. Each year, the Fjords of Iceland, together with other unusual landforms, attract over 2.000.000 visitors.  

How many Fjords are in Iceland?

In Iceland, there are 109 fjords. Interestingly, the major part of the fjords is clustered in two regions, the east and the northwest of the country. The central-northern part has only a handful of fjords, but it houses Iceland’s largest fjord named Eyjafjörður.  

What is the longest Fjord in Iceland?

The longest fjord in Iceland is Eyjafjörður. Eyjafjörður is located in the central northern parts of the country. Eyjafjörður is over 60 kilometers long and up to 15 kilometers wide at its maximum width. The walls of the Eyjafjörður Fjord are hilly and mountainous and in its water is the popular “pearl of Eyjafjörður,” the Hrísey Island. 

What is the smallest Fjord in Iceland?

The smallerst fjord in Iceland is Miðfjörður. Located in the northwest of the country, Miðfjörður is a small fjord only 14 kilometers in length and up to 3.5 kilometers in width. The fjord is fed by the Austurá River and empties into the Húnaflói bay. On the easter side of the Miðfjörður Fjord is the town of Hvammstangi. 

What is the Shape of Fjords in Iceland?

Most Fjords in Iceland are U-shaped. In general, the U form is a characteristic of all fjords. Basically, the shape of the fjords has to do with their origin. Most fjords develop due to glacial activity or erosion. The more horizontal part of the U is deep underwater, and the sides rise above sea level in either vertical or less steep walls. 

How is the Weather conditions of Iceland Fjords?

The climate of Iceland is cold, windy, and cloudy year-round. The same feature applies to the Icelandic Fjords. Therefore, the best time to visit the Fjords in Iceland is in summer. During summer, it is cool but not too cold. 

What are the Possible Dangers near Fjords in Iceland?

The possible dangers near fjords include deadly avalanches and some animals of Iceland. The risk of avalanches is clearly stated where present, while marine animals should not be a problem unless visitors decide to take a swim in the cold waters.  

What are the best attractions in Iceland Fjords?

Attractions in Iceland are anything but scarce. Near the Iceland Fjords, visitors can see many unique landforms and wildlife. In terms of landforms, we refer to volcanic fields, steep hills, rivers, mountains, caves, islands, islets, skerries, etc. As for wildlife, whales, dolphins, and puffins are signature animals of the Icelandic Fjords. 

What are the activities in Iceland Fjords?

There are many activities and things to do in Iceland and its fjords. From hiking their surroundings and naturally mesmerizing landscapes to watching marine wildlife such as the common porpoise, killer whale, minke whale, or white-beaked dolphin. Here is a list of the activities in Iceland Fjords.

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Paragliding 

What are the Fjord Tours in Iceland?

Fjord Tours in Iceland include cruising the Icelandic fjords, hiking the surrounding features, sea-kayaking adventures, self-drive tours, and photography workshops. Basically, Iceland’s Fjord Tours offer something for everyone’s taste and physical preparedness. 

What are the Iceland Sea-Kayaking Tours?

Sea Kayaking Tours in Iceland are a popular activity not just for tourists but also for locals. There are various different kayaking tours, and based on the extent of the activities and their duration, they usually start at around $60. 

What is the effect of Mountains on Iceland’s Economy?

Fjords have a huge impact on the Economy of Iceland. On the one hand, their unique and spectacular landscapes and wildlife attract tourists. Plus, rich in fish, the fjords support the local fishing industry. On the other hand, fjords represent a transportation inconvenience that locals try to overcome by building bridges and underwater tunnels.