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Ísafjörður - Capital of the Westjfords

Ísafjörður, the biggest settlement in the Western Fjords, is well known for its flourishing art and cultural life as many prominent musicians and composers live here. Frequent art exhibitions are held throughout the year that attract many visitors. In the oldest part of town, Neðsti-Kaupstaður, are four of the oldest houses in Iceland, one of which houses the Maritime Museum. Skiing is the local winter pastime and the skiing facilities rate among the best in the country.