Vopnafjörður

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Highlights from the Place

Vopnafjörður  (65°45’16.47″N   14°49’36.62″W) is located in Northeast Iceland. It has a population of 530 people. The distance from Reykjavík is 620 km ( 385 miles ) if the north Iceland route is taken. The south Iceland route is a little longer at 770 km ( 478 miles ).

Accommodation

A list of hotel, guesthouse, cottages, farm stay and camping sites can be found at : (http://tjalda.is/en/vopnafjordur/).

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, coffee house, waymarked hiking trails, swimming pool heated by a geothermal spring. The swimming pool is situated by the bank of the famous salmon river Selá. A fishing license in Hofsá, 9 hole golf course. The Burstafell folk museum which exhibits an old turf farm is only 25 km from Vopnafjörður.

https://www.visitvopnafjordur.com/en/what-to-do-see/bustarfell-museum

East Iceland emigration center https://www.visitvopnafjordur.com/en/what-to-do-see/east-iceland-emigration-center

Annual festival

Vopnaskak

The town festival “ Vopnaskak” takes place every year in the beginning of July with a wide range of activities for the whole family. Exhibitions showcasing handcraft and design, barbeque, cake buffet, dance, live music and much more.

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Waterfalls

Bjarnarfoss

Bjarnarfoss is located on the south side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the river Bjarná. It falls 80 metres in two tiers from basalt cliffs.

Villages

Skagaströnd

Skagaströnd (GPS 65°49’22.89″N  20°18’16.16″W) is a village in North Iceland, on the west side of peninsula Skagi. The population is 480 and the distance to

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