Isafjörður ē´säfyör˝ᵺür [key], town (1993 pop. 3,524), NW Iceland, on the Isafjarðardjúp, an arm of the Denmark Strait. It is a fishing port and has refrigeration plants, shrimp and fish-meal factories, shipyards, and machine workshops. It was chartered in 1866.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Scandinavian Political Geography