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Hnjótur Museum in Örlygshöfn in Patreksfjörður, displays a unique collection of old items from the Southern Westfjords.

The museum shows the history of fishing, farming and everyday life in the area.

At the museum is an exhibition about the rescue of the British trawler Dhoon that stranded at Látrabjarg cliffs in 1947.

At the museum is an attractive cafeteria, souvenir shop and information center.

Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 - 18:00, May 1st to September 30th.

Please contact for visits outside scheduled opening hours (museum@hnjotur.is or 456 1511)

Westfjords Adventures offers various travel services and leisure activities in the scenic, spectacular and picturesque Southern Westfjords (planned to be Iceland's next natural park for its astonishing natural beauty).

We offer guided bus tours to the majestic Látrabjarg Cliff, Rauðasandur Beach, Dynjandi Waterfall and other scenic places. As well we offer super jeep tours in the area including one of the most thrilling off-road trail in Iceland, guided hiking and walking tours, scenic boat trips and bird- and seal- watching in the nearby fjords. We also rent mountain bikes and cars for the travelers who like to enjoy the moment on their own.

We tailor our services to the interests of different travelers, nature lovers, photographers, birdwatchers, wildlife spectators, hikers, bikers, adrenaline kickers, sea anglers, seal watchers and those seeking to inhale the tranquility of unspoiled nature.

The tour can start in Patreksfjörður, where we are based, or in Keflavík International airport and Reykjavík Domestic airport (or any other place in Iceland). In Patreksfjörður we offer all kinds of accommodation as well as other travel services.

Don't forget to check out our summer bus schedule between Patreksfjörður - Brjánslækur and Ísafjörður!!

The Arctic Fox Centre is a non-profit research and exhibition center, focusing on the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) - the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.

The Arctic Fox Centre was established on September 15th 2007 in Sudavik Westfjords. Founders were 42, mostly local people, tourist operators and municipalities in the Westfjords. All of which share their interest in the arctic foxes and believe in increasing ecotourism in Iceland. The idea of the Arctic Fox Centre comes from prof. Pall Hersteinsson, University of Iceland and he serves as a quality witness for the center.

The long term aim is to collect all available knowledge and material relevant to the arctic fox in past and presence.

We house an exhibition focusing on educating material:

  • About biology and history of the arctic foxes as a species.
  • About the war that has been waged between the man and the arctic fox, since the early settlement of humans in Iceland (1100 years).
  • About the status and specialities of the Arctic Foxes in Iceland and other regions of its distributional range.
  • About fox hunting as the oldest paid operation in Iceland, methods and materials, stories and descriptions.
  • About fox farming activities and it´s consequences for the wild population throughout the decades.

We emphasize on:

  • Participate in and promote research programs on Icelandic arctic fox populations, in collaboration with academic and research centers.
  • Participate in developing sustainable wildlife torism in Iceland, in collaboration with the authorities and other interested parties.
  • Stimulate development and manufacturing on handicraft and souvenirs, specialized for The Arctic Fox Center.

Open:

  • May 15 - Sept 30: 10:00-18:00
  • Oct 01 - May 14: Upon request