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Culture and History

Árneshreppur is one of the smallest communities in Iceland but comprises a large area. The inhabitants earn their income by raising sheep and by tourism. The landscape in the area is magnificent and is an attraction by itself. The inhabitants and their culture and sagas are also a great attraction on it's own. The area is steeped in history with Icelandic Sagas, Witch-hunts, herring adventures and folklore being the most heard of. Because of the tourism uprising the recent years several coffee houses, accommodation and exhibitions have popped up. Be welcome to experience the great and magnificent culture of Árneshreppur region by popping into one of those places and meet the people. Their generous hospitality will surprise you.

Drangaskord

One of the most impressive and least-talked-about natural features in all ofIceland, Drangaskörð are a series of seven rocky peaks jutting out into the sea in the Árneshreppur municipality. Like a jawful of jagged teeth, the peninsula emanates from Skarðafjall mountain and into the water. Named after ghosts, the rugged rocks project spooky shadows which have been capturing imaginations for a thousand years.

The deserted Herring Factory in Ingólfsfjörður

The factory was constructed by the company Ingólfur hf. during the years of 1942-1944. The main reason why the factory was built was because of the growing herring stock coming in to Húnaflói bay. The fishing failed some years after the factory was built and therefore the factory was closed in 1952.

Others

Kaffi Norðurfjörður Café
  • Norðurfjörður
  • 524 Árneshreppur
  • 451-4034, 691-1186, 862-3944
The Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum
  • Höfðagata 8-10
  • 510 Hólmavík
  • 897-6525, 897-6525
Memorial Museum Kört
  • Árnes II, Trékyllisvík
  • 524 Árneshreppur
  • 451-4025
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Westfjords of Iceland

Towns & Villages

The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
Get to know more about them here. 

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