Informationen über: Arnarfjörður

Arnarfjordur is the second-largest fjord of the Wesfjords and is known as one of the most beautiful of the fjords, due to its diverse landscape, majestic mountains and the breathtaking Dynjandi ('Thunderous') waterfall. 

Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

The fjord is 30 km long and 10 km at its widest and features several smaller fjords and inlets. It borders on Slettanes to the north and Kopur to the south. 

Between Arnarfjordur and Dyrafjordur lies the Westfjord's highest mountain, Kaldbakur (not to be confused with Kaldbakur in Eyjafjordur), rising to a height of 998 meters. Iceland's national hero Jon Sigurdsson was born in Arnarfjordur, at Hrafnseyri. The fjord also features strongly in folklore, said to have the most monsters of all the country's fjords as well as having many sorcerers. 

Also check out Arnarfjörður - the Sea Monster Fjord of Iceland

Dienstleistungen in der Nähe: Arnarfjörður

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Attraktionen in der Umgebung: Arnarfjörður

Bíldudalur

Surrounded by layered, flat top mountains, Bíldudalur is an attractive fishing village settled on the fjord, Arnarfjörður. This fjord-side location...

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Hrafnseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee Hrafnseyri is an old town in the Westfjords that dates back to the Settlement Era and has link...

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Tálknafjörður

Between Patreksfjörður and Bíldudalur is the village of Tálknafjörður, in the southern region of the Westfjords. Despite its meagre population siz...

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Dýrafjörður

Dyrafjordur is one of the fjords comprising the Westfjords and is situated between the fjords Arnarfjordur and Onundarfjordur. The best way to visit...

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Þingeyri

Þingeyri is a village in the Westfjords of Iceland, found coastally on the Dýrafjörður fjord. Þingeyri has a population of around 250 people. Explore...

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Kirkjubólsdalur

Kirkjubolsdalur is a valley in the Westfjords. The river Kirkjubolsa runs through the valley. The valley is a good hiking or biking trail, as it offe...

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Dynjandi

Dynjandi (meaning ‘Thunderous’) is a series of waterfalls in the Westfjords and the largest of its kind in the region. Explore this region on a We...

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Patreksfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Emstrur Located in the Westfjords of Iceland, Patreksfjörður is a charming village of approximately 650 inhab...

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Öskjuvatn

Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's second-de...

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Rauðasandur

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Evgeniy Metyolkin Rauðasandur is a beach in the Westfjords, famous for having red and golden rather than b...

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Flateyri

Flateyri is the largest settlement in the 2km deep fjord, Önundarfjörður, in the Westfjords, Iceland. Its populations is still just under 200 people....

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Breiðavík

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by: Jóna Þórunn. Breiðavík is a beach in the Westfjords, near the very popular Látrabjarg birdwatching cli...

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Seljalandsdalur

Seljalandsdalur is a valley to the west of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. The valley is ideal for taking a nice walk among stunning landscape and in...

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Þjófatindar

Thjofatindar are mountain peaks near the valleys Seljalandsdalur and Hnifsdalur in the Westfjords. The hike over the mountain pass is an easy one and...

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Ísafjörður

Ísafjörður is a town in the northwest of Iceland and the largest settlement of the Westfjords of Iceland. It is considered the capital of the region...

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Isafjordur Airport

Ísafjörður Airport is a domestic airport located in the Westfjords. Location of Isafjordur Airport Ísafjörður Airport is located in the largest se...

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Súðavík

Súðavík is a fishing village and municipality in the Westfjords of Iceland, positioned just off the West Coast of Álftafjörður. Súðavík is only a co...

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Syðridalur

Sydridalur is a rather broad valley in the Westfjords close to the inlet of Bolungarvik, wherefrom that village derives its name (vik=creek). Explore...

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Litlibær

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Christian Bickel Litlibær is a historical turf farmstead in Northwest Iceland, by Ísafjörður, the capital of the...

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Hnífsdalur

Hnifsdalur is a small village of around 250 people in a valley of the same name and is positioned between Bolungarvik and Isafjordur. The mouth of t...

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