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Flókalundur

Iceland owes its name to Hrafna-Flóki or Raven-Floki. After a long navigation from Norway, he took land in Vatnsfjörður fjord. As a navigational aid, he brought some ravens along, which he let loose at sea, directing him to land (hence the nickname). Flóki only stayed for one winter, as he was not prepared for the cold and hardship. They lost many animals during the stay and understandably got disgruntled. In the spring, Flóki hiked to a nearby mountain top. Seeing the surrounding fjords all full of ice, he announced that this cold and inhospitable place should be called Iceland.

There is a hotel at Flókalundur with a restaurant and gas-station. A memorable natural pool is down by the sea.

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Flókalundur
GPS Points N65° 34' 34.838" W23° 10' 6.446"
Postal code

451

Road number

60

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Bjarkarholt
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Barðastrandarvegur
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2025, 849-0820
Hotel Flókalundur
Hotels
  • Vatnsfirði
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2011
Skalholt
Apartments
  • Skálholt, Barðaströnd
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2080, 848-1062

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Hotel Flókalundur
Hotels
  • Vatnsfirði
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2011
Mora
Tour Operators
  • Skálholt
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2080, 848-1062
Flókalaug
Swimming Pools
  • Vatnsfirði
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2044
Birkimelur Swimming Pool
Swimming Pools
  • Lauganes við Hagavaðal
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-2080, 456-2040
Bíldudalur Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Hóll
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 456-2569, 895-2500

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