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Ketildalir and Selardalur

The Ketildalir valleys are on the southern shore of the fjord Arnarfjordur. The best know of those valleys is probably Selardalur, a very popular destination because of the sculptures and buildings raised by the naivité artist Samuel Jonsson. Samuel is referred to as "the artist with the infantile heart". When he retired at the age of 72 in 1958, he pursued his dreams and became an artist. Mostly he created sculptures from concrete and carried the sand on his back from the shore to his farm Brautarholt. In his backyard, among other things, he has replicated the Lions Court in Alhambra.

Selardalur also offers a wonderful panoramic view across Arnarfjordur, over to the 1000 metres high Kaldbakur Mountain, the highest mountain in the Westfjords.

Ketildalir and Selardalur
GPS Points N65° 46' 52.342" W23° 59' 49.434"
Postal code

451

Road number

619

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Hænuvík Travel Service / Gallery Gullhóll
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  • 456–1574, 848-8113
Ráðagerði Guesthouse
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Alvidra
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  • 471 Þingeyri
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Stekkaból Guesthouse
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  • Stekkar 14, 19
  • 450 Patreksfjörður
  • 864-9675
Hotel Látrabjarg
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Nupur Guesthouse
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  • Núpur
  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247

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Gláma Golf club
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  • 470 Þingeyri
  • 896-2879
Hænuvík Travel Service / Gallery Gullhóll
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  • Hænuvík
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456–1574, 848-8113
Sigurlaug Guðmundsdóttir
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  • 460 Tálknafjörður
  • 456-2770
Nupur Guesthouse
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  • 471 Þingeyri
  • 456-8235, 895-8247
Umfar
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  • Aðalstræti 85
  • 450 Patreksfjörður
  • 892-9227
Bíldudalur Golf club
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  • Hóll
  • 465 Bíldudalur
  • 456-2569, 895-2500

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