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Westfjords Regional Development Office - Vestfjarðastofa

Westfjords Regional Development Office is the economic development agency for the Westfjords region of Iceland. The region is a large peninsula in the north western part of Iceland. The population is around 7.000 and the largest town is Isafjordur with around 4000 inhabitants. The main characteristics of the region are high mountains and deep fjords.

Westfjords Regional Development Office works closely with municipalities, research institutes, universities, companies and entrepreneurs in its various projects.

Westfjords Regional Development Office advocates the interest of the Westfjords of Iceland through administration, marketing, co-ordination, co-operation and dialogue.

Westfjords Regional Development Office supports individuals, companies, public and private organisations and municipalities in the Westfjords with innovation and development. 

Westfjords Regional Development Office combines the tasks of two organizations:

  • Municipality Association of the Westfjords
  • Westfjords Regional Development Agency

Focus:

Knowledge and data

  • Generate data
  • Advocate interest of the region
  • Lead co-operation and networking

Counselling

  • Development and analysis of projects
  • Support development
  • Progress & innovation

Marketing

  • Brand development
  • Stories – people, places & products of the Westfjords
  • Media and PR

Environment

  • Regional planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Certification

Culture

  • History
  • Community
  • Creation