Djúpavík

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Djjúpavík (GPS 65°56’37.84″N 21°33’24.44″W), is located in the Strandir coast in northern Westfjords. The population in the area Árneshreppur is about 50 people, with even fewer living Djúpavík. The distance from Reykjavík is 300 km ( 186 miles ), partly on gravel road closest to Djúpavík.

Accommodation

There is a hotel and camping site.

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include a restaurant, swimming pool close by, kayak rental, fishing in select rivers in the area and guided hiking tours.

Annual festival

Djupavikurdagar

The festival Djúpavíkurdagar takes place in the middle of August every year. There is live music, a fish buffet and boat sightseeing.

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Waterfalls

Dynjandi

Dynjandi is a cascade of several waterfalls in the Western Fjords. Below Dynjandi there are six more smaller waterfalls, their combined drop is 100 metres

Villages

Borgarfjörður Eystri (Bakkagerði)

Bakkagerði is a small 100-person village located in Borgarfjörður Eystri (65.541824, -13.817115) in east Iceland. The fjord is short and wide and there are many

Villages

Reyðarfjörður

Reyðarfjöður (GPS  65° 1’59.80″N 14°13’9.25″W) is located in East Iceland, part of the municipality Fjarðarbyggð. Reyðarfjörður is situated by a fjord with the same name.