Kirkjuból by Ísafjörður

Kirkjuból by Ísafjörður

Kirkjuból is a cosy bed and breakfast nicely situated in a green field embraced by tall mountains in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords, only a 15 min. drive from the town of Ísafjörður. 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
  • Cooking facilities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Hiking routes
  • Flateyri village 11 km
  • Kajak sailing from Flateyri
  • Ísafjörður town 23 km
  • Swimming pool, restaurants and museums in Ísafjörður
  • Þingeyri village 29 km
  • Ósvör - Maritime museum 32 km
  • Hrafnseyri Museum 45 km
  • Dynjandi waterfall 59 km


Kirkjuból, formerly a farm, is today a small but cosy bed and breakfast offering 6 double rooms with private/en-suite and shared bathrooms. Extra bed available. Complimentary wireless internet access (WiFi) in all rooms.

Refreshments and cooking facilities

Breakfast is included and packed lunches are available for a surcharge. Kirkjuból has cooking facilities for guests, a barbecue is provided by request and guests are welcome to utilize the facilities in the breakfast room.

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. Grocery stores and other services for visitors are in Flateyri (11 km) and Ísafjörður (23 km). The nearest golf courses are located in Ísafjörður (23 km) and Þingeyri (30 km).

Kirkjuból is open from early June into September. Outside that period, accommodation can be booked for groups for a week or over a weekend.

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 surrounding impressive mountains characteristic of this area. There are many popular hiking 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.

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