Westfjords in Iceland: CNN travels to the country’s hidden gems in new article

The gems of the Westfjords in Iceland have recently been uncovered as part of a recently published article by CNN.

The article highlights a selection of landmarks and sights in the Westfjords, which make the region unique to the rest of the country – these being Isafjordur, Bolungarvik, Raudasandur, and the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.

Within CNN’s article, Jonah Flicker writes that the peninsula of Westfjords is Iceland’s most remote region, and only a six hours’ drive from the country’s capital city, Reykjavik.

The Westfjords’ most notable town is Isafjordur, a village with just under 3000 residents situated in Skutulsfjordur. Isafjordur is noted as being a great, well-equipped area for visitors.

Bolungarvik is small community just north of Isafjordur, which, according to Flicker, feels like it’s at the edge of the world, with stunning and dramatic views of snow-covered plateaus and mountains.

Raudasandur is a red sand beach that stretches for 10 kilometres along the southern shore of the Westfjords. The beach has been noted for its natural beauty and tranquil location.

Most notoriously, the Westfjords is home to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, a treasure-trove of everything macabre and bizarre. The museum’s most popular attraction is its ‘Necropants’, a pair of trousers apparently made from human skin that were said to grant the wearer financial success.

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