Bíldudalur is nested by the fjord Arnarfjörður, a location which is not only beautiful but also responsible for Bíldudalur's reputation as the "good-weather-capital of the Westfjords". The main industries in this picturesque village are sea mineral processing and fish farming, while tourism has also been increasing. Although the population of Bíldudalur is only about 200, music and culture have thrived there for decades. The village hosts an annual folk music festival and don't forget to visit Melodies of the Past, an exhibition of Icelandic music memorabilia.
The fjord Arnarfjörður is well known for its numerous sea monsters. Tales of such creatures have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum in Bíldudalur offers an action-packed multimedia display of such tales, something the whole family can enjoy together.
Bíldudalur is accessible from Reykjavík by flight six days per week. A fly-bus connects Bíldudalur to the neighboring villages Tálknafjörður and Patreksfjörður. Bus connection from Reykjavík, via Brjánslækur (ferry Baldur) and Patreksfjörður, is offered all year. If you travel to Bíldudalur by car, make sure you check the road conditions before you start your journey. Please note that the mountain roads Dynjandiseheiði and Hrafnseyrarheiði on road #60 (between Bíldudalur and Þingeyri/Ísafjörður) are closed during winter.

 

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Bíldudalur
GPS Points N65° 41' 8.198" W23° 35' 56.605"
Postal codes

465

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Bíldudalur Golf club
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  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 895-2500, 895-2500
The Old Blacksmith Shop Bíldudalur
Museums
  • Smiðjustígur 2
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 855-5006
Eaglefjord
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  • Gilsbakki 8
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 694-8057
The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum
Museums
  • Strandgata 7
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 4566666, 896-3109
Museum of Music - Jón Kr. Ólafsson
Museums
  • Reynimelur / Tjarnarbraut 5
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 456-2186, 845-5518

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The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum
Museums
  • Strandgata 7
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 4566666, 896-3109
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  • Tjarnarbraut 2
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 4562232
History and Culture
The Old Blacksmith Shop in Bíldudalur

The old blacksmith shop in Bíldudalur dates back to 1895 to when Pétur Thorsteinsson, one of the most sucessfull entrepreneur for business in Iceland, built his empire here in Bíldudalur.

The shop was used for over a 100 years and today guests are welcome to visit the shop and get a feel on how life was here in the old fishing village years ago.

Open on specific hours over the summer. Guided tours on request for groups or visitors outside of opening hours.

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