Þingeyri is a small village situated on a spit of land in one of Iceland's most scenic fjords, Dýrafjörður. Like in most other seaside villages in Iceland, the culture and industry has been shaped by the sea throughout the centuries. Þingeyri provides various services to the surrounding countryside as well as to its visitors; a small shop, post office, bank and a swimming pool at the local sports hall .
Simbahöllin is a homely café, specializing in Belgian waffles, set in a beautifully renovated old Norwegian house from 1915. Another point of interest is the oldest functioning mechanic workshop in Iceland, established in the year 1913.
One of Iceland's most scenic golf courses is just a stone's throw from Þingeyri, with the Westfjords Alps as a backdrop, including the highest mountain of the peninsula, Kaldbakur (998 metres).

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Þingeyri
GPS Points N65° 52' 46.149" W23° 29' 32.283"
Postal codes

470,471

Population

247

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Nupur Guesthouse
Hotels
  • Núpur
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247
Simbahöllin
Tourist Information Centres
  • Fjarðargata 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 899-6659, 869-5654
Skrúður, horticulture museum
Museums
  • Núpur, Dýrafjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 893-1065
Westfjords Heritage Museum - The Blacksmith's Workshop
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 10
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-3294, 863-2412
Gallery Koltra
Crafts & Design
  • Hafnarstræti 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8304
Gamla Smiðjan
Museums
  • Hafnarstræti 14
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8331, 456-8113
The West Vikings
Saga & Heritage
Hópferðamiðstöð Vestfjarða
Tour Operators
  • Vallargata 15
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 893-1058, 847-0285
Culture museum, Hlíð
Museums
  • Núpur í Dýrafirði
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8239, 896-1660, 897 9805
Valdimar Elíasson - The Viking Ship in Dýrafjörður
Tour Operators
  • Aðalstræti 55 / Víkingaskipið Vésteinn
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8267, 861-3267, 864-7616
Gláma Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Meðaldalur
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 896-2879

Others

Hotel Sandafell
Hotels
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-1600
Alvidra
Guesthouses
  • Dýrafjörður
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 895-0080, 895-7179
Nupur Guesthouse
Hotels
  • Núpur
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247

Others

N1 - Service Station
Cafés
  • Sjávargata 4
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-8380
Hotel Sandafell
Hotels
  • Hafnarstræti 7
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 456-1600
Simbahöllin
Tourist Information Centres
  • Fjarðargata 5
  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 899-6659, 869-5654
Nature
Sandafell

Sandafell is a small mountain, 362 meters, a little south of Þingeyri. You can go up the moutain on a 4x4 car or simply take a little hike from Þingeyri. The view is going to be worth it.

Nature
Skrúður

The garden was officially opened on August 7th 1909. In 1992, a group of people decided on their own to restore the garden, and on August 18th 1996 they formally returned the garden to its owner - the Ministry of Education. In November of the same year the Ministry handed over the garden to the town of Ísafjörður to own and care for. The formal aim of the garden is to be a memorial to itself and to the concept of school gardens where the sustaining of nature's bounty and environmental education are linked to the operations of public schools. The garden is also an example of successful horticulture in such northern climes, and as such, a notable part of the country's horticultural history.

History and Culture
The Old Blacksmith's Workshop

The old Blacksmith's Workshop was founded by Gudmundur J Sigurdsson in 1913, but Gudmundur came back to Thingeyri in 1903 after learning the trade in Denmark. The machine shop was one of the first if its kind in Iceland and leading in the development in the trade.

Today the museum includes all the old machines and blacksmith operation are still in their almost original state. This is a living museum, where visitors can experience the old machine shop as time has stood still. An amazing atmosphere for all ages.

Nature
Dyrafjordur

Dýrafjörður is a fjord in the Ísafjarðarbær municipality. At 32 kilometres long, it is among the harder fjords to miss, and even more so because of what's along its shores. This is where you'll find thevillageofÞingeyri, with its mock Viking festival ground. Between the fjords of Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður are the Westfjords Alps, so-named because they are some of the region's only mountains which are not flat topped. Driving towards Þingeyri over Gemlufjallsheiði pass, you will almost certainly need more than one photo stop.

Nature
Haukadalur

Haukadalur is the place to go if you like the Icelandic sagas. If you like history. If you're a literature buff. Or if you just like a good hike. This, you see, is the setting of the famous Gísla Saga. Isolated and tranquil, Haukadalur is not very far from Þingeyri and an avid fan (or a saga guide) can bring Haukadalur valley to life, explaining which parts of the story too place where.

Nature
Kaldbakur

Kaldbakur is one of the so-called Westfjords Alps - the tall and pointy mountain range between Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður. Most Westfjords mountains are flat topped as a result of Ice Age glaciers, but the "Alps" are tall and pointy and look a little bit like, well, the Alps…Kaldbakur is the tallest of them and, at 998 metres tall, it is the tallest mountain in the Westfjords region.

Nature
Dynjandi

Simply enthralling; The Westfjords' favourite front-page model for decades, and is never short of breathtaking. The biggest and widest part of the waterfall is the one that gets all the attention and the photos, even though there are impressive, albeit smaller, waterfalls further down the river. In fact, one is formed in such a way that the brave can walk behind it, relatively dry.
To enjoy, follow this simple step-by-step manual. 1. Stop your car at the parking lot. 2. Walk all the way up to the biggest part of the waterfall, it takes about 15 minutes. 3. Take a deep breath and enjoy 4. Whenever ready, go back down to the car. 5. Tick off this article and continue working through the check-list.

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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.
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