Tálknafjörður is a friendly village in the southern part of the Westfjords, with a population of approximately 300. For centuries, most of the locals made their living from fishing, and they still do of course, but in order to diversify its economy, the town now welcomes large groups of tourists every year, the biggest attraction being sea angling.
In the northern part of the fjord, hot water springs from the earth. This pure energy is used for fish farming and heating the swimming pool. Bonuses to this geothermal activity are natural hot pools located just outside the village. There is nothing better after a long day on the road, than to glide down into the warm water and enjoy the stunning beauty of the surrounding mountains. Various hiking trails can be found on either side of the fjord, many of them old riding paths, used to cross the surrounding mountains and heaths.

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Tálknafjörður
GPS Points N65° 37' 42.183" W23° 50' 52.650"
Postal codes

460

Population

278

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Sigurlaug Guðmundsdóttir
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  • Skógar
  • 460 Tálknafjörður
  • 456-2770
Dunhagi
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  • Sveinseyri
  • 460 Tálknafjörður
  • 662-0463

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Tígull Restaurant
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  • Strandgata 32
  • 460 Tálknafjörður
  • 456-2662
Dunhagi
Tourist Information Centres
  • Sveinseyri
  • 460 Tálknafjörður
  • 662-0463
History and Culture
The whaling station in Suðureyri

Suðureyri is located in the district of Tálknafjarðarhreppur. Suðureyri is situated on the south side of the fjord of Tálknafjörður and was the location of an old whaling station built at the end of the 19th century by Norwegian whale hunters. The station was on and off operation for around 50 years until the year 1939 and is now deserted. During its busiest times around 110 people lived and worked at the station. Today the great buildings are grand monuments of times past.

For the Children
Pollurinn

The hot natural pools close to the town of Talknafjordur are called ?Pollurinn? by locals. It is in good use throughout the year by the local people who love to visit the pools to admire the extraordinary view over the fjord.

The Pools are situated few minute drive from town just above the road number 617. A small cabin is besides the pools for undressing and storing your clothes.

Admittance is free!

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