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Patreksfjörður is known for the seamen-day festival the first weekend of June every year. The people of Patreksfjörður have somehow made the Icelandic national holiday of seamen their own town festival, that is not so surprising though since the town's main industry is sea based. The people in town decorate their homes with different colours depending on where they live in the town. The lyrics of famous Icelandic fishermen songs are hung up in different places around the town.

Patreksfjörður is also known for the yearly event of Skjaldborgarhátíð, which is a documentary film festival. There are shown Icelandic documentaries and filmmakers compete for the price of Einar. 

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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