Visit Westfjords

Where are we?

Fossavatnsgangan takes place in the mountains above Ísafjörður. The start and end of the race is at Seljalandsdalur.

On the map you can see our race office, the Torfnes sports center (where the cake buffet, prize ceremony and party take place) and the skiing resort.

Package tours

The Wild Westfjords travel agency is the official travel agency for the Fossavatnsgangan. The travel agency offers packages for overseas visitors starting at Keflavík International Airport.

A package is available from April 15 to April 22, including sightseeing, travel and accommodation. There is also a package with accommodation only. The packages can be customized according to needs and interests.

Wild Westfjords also has on offer a trip to Dynjandi waterfall.

By airplane

Icelandair flies twice a day between Reykjavík and Ísafjörður. A flybus runs to and from Ísafjörður airport in conjunction with all flights. 

By car

Driving distance is shortest by going over Dynjandisheiði (420 km) while most use the road through Hólmavík (440 km). The Icelandic Road Administation has excellent up-to-date information on road conditions. The Icelandic Met Office has excellent weather information and forecasts. If you are looking to rent a car for your trip to Isafjordur, Hertz ( is an long-time sponsor of Fossavatngangan. 

Hertz is a long-time sponsor of Fossavatnsgangan.


Hotel Ísafjörður is a supporter of the walk and offers special Fossavatn offers,

Visit Westfjords publishes complete list over accommodation available in the area.

On Facebook is a group where you can see advertisements for temporary accommodation available during the festival.

Wild Westfjords can also mediate accommodation.

Further information