Norðurfjörður

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Highlights from the Place

Norðurfjörður  (GPS 66° 3’3.88″N  21°32’58.67″W) is located in the Westfjords, on the northwest side in an area called Strandir. This is the least populated municipality in Iceland with a population of 50 people. The distance from Reykjavík is 336 km ( 208 miles ), the last 84 km is gravel road. Please check road conditions before traveling to Norðurfjörður, especially during the winter.

Accommodation

A list of guesthouses, cottages and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/urdartindur/)

Services and leisure

It is a 15 min walk to a restaurant that offers local fish and lamb dishes. Other services include a gas station and a grocery store. Just 3 km away from Norðurfjörður, is the stand alone seaside geothermal swimming pool, named Krossaneslaug.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/iceland/nordurfjordur/activities/krossneslaug/a/poi-act/1413817/1318093 .

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Geothermal areas

Gamla laugin

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Villages

Búðardalur

Búðardalur is in West Iceland (GPS N65° 6′ 31.41″ W21° 45′ 54.79″) It has a population of 280 people.The distance from Reykjavík is 153 km

Waterfalls

Gluggafoss/Merkjárfoss

Gluggafoss is in South Iceland, the waterfall of Merkjá River and drops 45 meters. Glugga means window, The upper half of the cliff of Gluggafoss