Located in a fjord, the approach and departure at Isafjordur requires flying close to the surrounding terrain, making it a challenging airport.
Landing at runway 08 requires a full 180 degree turn to be made before touchdown.
Isafjordur is regularly served by Air Iceland from Reykjavik with Bombardier Dash Q400 and Fokker 50.
Length of runway: 1400 M (4600 FT)
Approach: RNAV procedures available, final approach is visual (VFR), circle-to-land for runway 08.
Takeoff and landing runway 26 and landing runway 08 not allowed at night (except SAR and ambulance flights). Exempt is takeoff runway 08, but only under specific criteria (vis > 7 km, ceiling > 1500 FT, wind restrictions).