In the remote northwest of Iceland, attached to the mainland by a narrow strip of land barely 10km wide, the Westfjords are one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and least-visited corners of Iceland.

Stretching out into the icy waters of the Denmark Strait and facing Greenland, the coastline is cut with deep fjords and mountains that plunge into the sea. On the edge of the Arctic Circle and subject to weather as extreme as the landscape, life here is hard but small settlements clinging to the coast and populated by tough and warm inhabitants that rely on the sea.