Bolungarvík is the northernmost village in the Westfjords, located about 20 minutes drive from Ísafjörður. Bolungarvík is one of the oldest fishing port in Iceland and still today there is a good harbor and the fishing industry is the main occupation.
The town is surrounded by three valleys called Syðridalur, Tungudalur and Hlíðardalur. The road through Hlíðardalur valley leads to the beautiful bay Skálavík. The landscape on the way is magnificent but the road is a gravel road over a mountain pass so check the road conditions before heading on this journey. On the way it is also possible to go to the Bolafjall mountain, from the top the view is amazing of the village of Bolungarvík, the Ísafjarðardjúp fjord, the Jökulfirðir fjords and The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. There is a road all the way to the top of the mountain but it is only open in the summer months.
Bolungarvík offers good public service including a magistrate, health center, elementary school, kindergarten and a swimming pool. The Ósvör museum is probably the most popular tourist attraction in the village, it is a replica of an old Icelandic fishing port from the 19th century. There is also a natural history museum in Bolungarvík. You can find good accommodation, shops and a golf course in Bolungarvík.