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Winter in Flateyri

Winter in Flateyri
Some people might think it's really depressing to stay in Iceland in wintertime. They might even drop their jaw to the floor when you mention that you will stay in a place as remote as Flateyri. But you will prove them wrong by the magnificent pictures you'll take. The Northern lights are dancing over you, you can go skiing, kayaking, swimming in the warm pool or stay warm and cozy in the hot pots at the pool. You'll also get the opportunity to experience real winter storms and possible even to be locked in due to avalanche risk on the roads. From late November until late January the people of the Westfjords only have a couple of hours of light a day, and no direct sunlight so don't forget to bring your vitamin D portion. This is the perfect time for a cup of hot coco and candlelight.
Arctic Fox

The Arctic fox is the only truly native land mammal in Iceland. It got stranded on the island after the last Ice Age and lived on birds, bird eggs, berries, seaweed and all sorts of other stuff. Over the millennia the Icelandic Arctic fox has become genetically unique: the Vulpes lagopus fuliginosus subspecies. They are white in winter and grey in summer. The Hornstrandir nature reserve in the Westfjords is the only place in Iceland where the Arctic fox is completely protected from hunting; which means they are a common sight and unusually tame.

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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