Þingeyri is an old fishing village with 250 inhabitants in the Westfjords, a remote part of Iceland. It’s situated in Dýrafjörður, a picturesque fjord surrounded by the “Westfjord’s alps.”

Sunday coffee in Dýrafjorður 1897.

things to do in þingeyri

Although it is a small village, Þingeyri offers various services and activities. It has a gas station with a small shop, a bank, handicraft shop, swimming pool, and a golf course nearby. 

Þingeyri is also home to Iceland’s oldest functioning mechanic workshop, established 1913, which is now a working museum.

We offer daily horseback riding tours, as well as mountain bikes for rent to explore the area.

In addition, you may want to take advantage of the many fantastic hiking routes nearby - the hike up Sandafell (just outside the coffeehouse) is an accessible 2-hour trip with an amazing view of the entire fjord.

Visitors can also walk along the beach to the ´viking village´ at the edge of town, the perfect place to watch the sun setting out at sea.

For accommodation in town there are various options, including the guesthouse Við Fjörðinn, and hotel Hótel Sandafell.

HOW TO GET HERE

The closest town to Þingeyri is Ísafjörður, which is a 60km drive away. In the summer you can drive both from Ísafjörður (about 40 minutes) or up from Patreksfjörður (about 2.5 hours)

Busses run 3 times per day (working days only) from Ísafjörður, at 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm.