Ísafjörður is the biggest town in the West Fjords with a population of 2600. There are very many quaint old houses in the old part of town, amongst them, the very interesting Maritime Museum. Nature and cultural walks are offered (isafjordurguide.is).
The church is very special with its architectural form symbolising the waves of the ocean. During Easter in 2007, the inhabitants gathered together and made 750 clay doves which now decorate the altar wall which is 90m2. The work is named Birds of Heaven.
A short distance from the church is a memorial dedicated to seamen.
Thriving tourist services and activities are on offer, including boat trips to Vigur Island.