About Us

We live and breathe cycling in the Westfjords. 

We know this place and the people that make it special, and we work to connect towns and strengthen our communities through bicycle tourism. We organize races, self-guided and guided tours to match any level of adventure, because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the Westfjords by bike. 

Our connections are your connections. When you book with us you know you are getting the best information on accommodations, hidden gems, and local secrets. And if anything goes wrong, you have access to our extensive network of Westfjords contacts to help get you sheltered, fed, and back on route. 

Our Story

Cycling Westfjords was founded in 2021, and began with a vision to bring bikepackers to our home, the Westfjords of Iceland. 

Having lived in Ísafjörður her whole life, our founder Halldóra was bikepacking these roads long before any tourists arrived — and she even wrote her thesis on the potential future of bikepacking in the Westfjords. We started here, and combined our knowledge and skills to put the Westfjords on the map as a bikepacking destination.

In 2022, we took a shot on a vision for an ultra-endurance bikepacking race that would bring the region together over a love for cycling. Today, we continue to host the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge, along with our series of guided and supported tours of our official Westfjords Way route, so you can ride it your way.

Our Team

Tyler Wacker

Tyler has called the Westfjords home since 2020 after spending eight months biking across the US to reconnect with what’s important to him. He holds a master’s degree in Coastal Communities and Regional Development, and his passion is to engage with the broader issues of place through biking. As part of @cyclingwestfjords, he is a co-race director of the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge. He is also a certified bike mechanic and owner of the Fjord Hub. Follow along @_tylervision and @thefjordhub

Halldóra Björk Norðdahl

Halldóra (Dóra) is born and raised in Ísafjörður and is the brains of the Cycling Westfjords operation. When she isn’t biking, she works at her knitting and clothing store Klæðakot in downtown Ísafjörður. In 2020, she graduated from Hólar University where she wrote a bachelor’s thesis on the experience of bicycle tourists in the Westfjords which paved her way into starting Cycling Westfjords.

Lynnee Jacks

Lynnee moved to the Westfjords in 2021 after living all around the West Coast of the United States. As a communications specialist, she brings her creative vision to Cycling Westfjords through content creation and planning as a co-director for the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge. Follow along @currentlysomewhere. 

Kristinn Jónsson

Kristinn Jónsson is born and raised in Isafjordur and is husband to Dóra. He is an avid biker and has taken part in the Westfjords Way Challenge for the last two years. As his day job, he is the head of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration Traffic Info Center in Iceland. Kristinn lived in Finland for 13 years and has a masters degree in Political Scinece from Åbo Akademi.


Nanný Arna Guðmundsdóttir

Nanný is an Ísafjörður native and entrepreneur. In 2013, she started the popular tourism company Borea Adventures IcelandShe has also worked extensively in politics and has been a town representative for Ísafjörður.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us to start planning your Westfjords adventure! Email cyclingwestfjords@gmail.com

Thank you to Uppbyggingasjóður Vestfjarða for their support on our projects.