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Embark on an unforgettable journey along road #643 through the picturesque Árneshreppur municipality. This scenic drive offers breathtaking views of Iceland's stunning landscapes, dotted with charming settlements that welcome you with open arms. Among these treasures lies the historic village of Djúpavík, nestled along the shores of Reykjarfjörður.

Dating back to 1917, Djúpavík is steeped in history, as it once thrived as a herring factory hub. Although the factory ceased operations in 1954, its legacy lives on through the largest concrete building in Iceland, now transformed into an exhibition space. You can also take part in guided tours of the herring processing plant.

Today, Djúpavík's quaint houses serve as summer retreats, except for the year-round haven of Hótel Djúpavík.

Part of Árneshreppur, the municipality boasts a unique charm as one of Iceland's least populous areas, with just 53 residents scattered across its expansive 780 km² territory. With a population density of only 0.07 individuals per km², Árneshreppur offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of modern life.

Fun facts: The Icelandic band Sigurrós held a concert in the old factory in 2006. Djúpavík provided a fitting backdrop for some scenes in the film Justice League (2017)

While public transport is scarce, adventurous travelers can access the region by car, savoring the freedom to explore at their own pace.

Please note, that when traveling in Iceland it is necessary to check the weather and road conditions before hitting the road. Visit or download their app for essential information on road conditions, driving tips, and other safety guidelines for navigating Iceland's roads.