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Árneshreppur

Árneshreppur

Iceland’s least populous; the municipality of Árneshreppur has only 50 inhabitants. The road connecting the region to the rest of Iceland can be close
Bíldudalur

Bíldudalur

Bíldudalur is nested by the fjord Arnarfjörður, a location which is not only beautiful but also responsible for Bíldudalur’s reputation as the “good-w
Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík is the northernmost village in the Westfjords, situated on an eponymous cove.The village has been a fishing port since settlement, so natu
Djúpavík

Djúpavík

Traveling along road #643 through the Árneshreppur municipality is one of the most scenic drives you could ever take. Besides the breathtaking nature,
Drangsnes

Drangsnes

Drangsnes is a fishing village, pure and simple. Conveniently located near the fishing grounds, it thrives in its minimalistic ways. In fact, the entr
Flatey

Flatey

Breiðafjörður is the second biggest fjord in Iceland as it stretches 70 km where it is widest. Where the fjord gets more shallow there are almost unco
Flateyri

Flateyri

Flateyri has been a trading post since 1792 and saw its heyday in the 19th century when it was home to a fleet of decked vessels and the base for shar
Hnífsdalur

Hnífsdalur

Hnífsdalur is a small village between Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík. It has some 200 inhabitants, many of whom seek work in Ísafjörður, only 4 km away. T
Hólmavík

Hólmavík

Get off the ring road - and let the trolls guide you The Strandir area, with its small towns, rich history, and impressive landscape is the perfect c
Ísafjörður

Ísafjörður

Ísafjörður is the largest town in the peninsula.  It is conveniently located between five smaller villages, and being  Ísafjörður is the largest town
Norðurfjörður

Norðurfjörður

Norðurfjörður is a part of Árneshreppur the least populous municipality in Iceland, with only 53 inhabitants. It stretches over a wide area, though, c
Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður is the biggest town in the southern part of the Westfjords, with a population of around  660. Early in the 20th century, Patreksfjörður
Reykhólar

Reykhólar

If you are interested in bird-watching, the small village of Reykhólar is the perfect hub. The sea closest to shore is very shallow and with a high ti
Suðureyri

Suðureyri

Suðureyri is a fine example of an Icelandic fishing village. The village only began to form in the early 20th century, growing rapidly with the mechan
Súðavík

Súðavík

The small and friendly fishing village of Súðavík, 20 kilometres from Ísafjörður. Since 1995, when an avalanche destroyed a big part of the village, i
Tálknafjörður

Tálknafjörður

Tálknafjörður is a friendly village in the southern part of the Westfjords, with a population of approximately 300. For centuries, most of the locals
Þingeyri

Þingeyri

Þingeyri is a small village situated on a spit of land in one of Iceland's most scenic fjords, Dýrafjörður. Like in most other seaside villages in Ice

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