Kirkjuból by Ísafjörður

Kirkjuból by Ísafjörður

Kirkjuból is a cosy bed and breakfast nicely situated in a green field embraced by tall mountains in Önundarfjorður in the Westfjords, only a 15 min. drive from Ísafjörður town. This part of Iceland is a world of its own, where untouched nature, old paths, deserted farms and thriving farming and fishing communities provide the visitor with an opportunity to get to know Iceland as it was - and as it is today. Open from 1 June to 7 September. 

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meals by request
  • Cooking facilities
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Hiking routes
  • Flateyri village 11 km
  • Ísafjörður town 23 km
  • Swimming pool, restaurants and museums in Ísafjörður


Kirkjuból, formerly a farm, is today a small but cosy bed and breakfast offering 5 double rooms with private/en-suite and shared bathrooms. Extra bed available. Guests have access to a kitchen, living room with TV and free Wi-Fi.

Refreshments and cooking facilities

Meals other than breakfast and packed lunches are available upon request. There are also cooking - and barbecuing facilities for guests.

Other services

The hosts at Kirkjuból offer advice on walking and hiking routes in the area and are prepared to pick up guests at the end of hiking routes at different locations in nearby fjords. The nearest villages with convenience shops and other services for visitors are Flateyri (11 km) and Ísafjörður (23 km). Kirkjuból is open from early June into September. Outside that period, accommodation can be booked for groups for a week‘s stay or over weekends.

A paradise for hikers

Kirkjuból tempts anyone interested in outdoor activities. The landscape suits both those interested in walks in the lowland and those whose prefer more strenuous hikes in the characteristic surrounding mountains. There are many popular routes crossing over mountain heaths into neighbouring fjords and valleys.

Birds, seals and kayaks

The area around Kirkjuból has much to offer the keen bird watcher. There is considerable birdlife around the house and ideal grounds at the head of the fjord for wading birds. Kayak tours are available from Flateyri, a small fishing village on the north side of the fjord, both for beginners and the more advanced. On a calm summer‘s day or quiet summer‘s night, seals often join paddlers part of the way.

Dynjandi, Ísafjörður, Vigur

Day tours by car from Kirkjuból to neighbouring fjords are the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular nature of the Westjfords, including attractions such as the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall in Arnarfjörður fjord. Ísafjörður, often named the capital of the Westfjords, is a mere 15 min. drive from Kirkjuból through the Westfjord tunnel. Ísafjörður has restaurants, shops, a heritage museum and a swimming pool. Daily boat tours to the small island of Vigur are operated from Ísafjörður.

  Fríða and Guðmundur


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