Informationen über: Eyjafjörður

Puffins are residents of Eyjafjordur from May to September.

Eyjafjörður is a fjord in North Iceland, over 70 kilometres (47 miles) in length from the mouth to the bottom of the fjord.

Features of Eyjafjörður

There are high mountains on both sides, the highest being Kerling at 1538 metres (5046 feet).

The capital of the North, Akureyri (ca. 18,000 inhabitants), lies at the bottom of the fjord. There is a wealth of culture in the town, with many museums, galleries, and the world’s northernmost botanical gardens.

Five smaller fishing villages scatter the shores, and there are many farms inland. Agriculture, fisheries and tourism are the driving industries of the fjord’s economy.

Wildlife in Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður has a wealth of wildlife due to its fertile waters. As such, it is one of the best places in the country for whale watching and puffin watching.

Throughout summer, whale-watching tour operators often boast one hundred percent sightseeing rates. The most common species are Humpbacks, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises, but Orcas, Blue and Fin Whales are often spotted too.

Puffins nest on the islands of Eyjafjörður throughout the summer months, and many boat tours go out to see them shuffling on the rocks, flying overhead and fishing in the waters.

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Hrísey

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Ólafsfjörður

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Dalvík

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Árskógssandur

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Bromr Árskógssandur is a small community in north Iceland, nestled against the fjord E...

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Hauganes

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Grenivík

  Grenivik is a fishing village of about 300 people in the fjord Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. It has many attractions nearby and is near to som...

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Strýtur

  The Strytur in are giant submarine geothermal silica cones that rise like towers from the seafloor at Ystuvik and Arnarnes in the fjord E...

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Svarfadardalur

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Siglufjörður

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Laufás

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Hjalteyri

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Tröllaskagi

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Skjalfandafljot

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Svalbarðseyri

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Fnjóskadalur

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Drekagil

Drekagil is a beautiful canyon in the south part of volcanic mountain range Dyngjufjoll, in the south of Odadahraun lava field. By the gully is Drek...

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Akureyri

Akureyri, ‘The Capital of the North’ is a town in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland. It lies just 100 kilometres (62 miles...

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Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyrarkirkja is a Lutheran church in the town Akureyri in North Iceland. It is one of the town’s most distinctive landmarks. The...

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Fossatún

Fossatún is a country hotel, renowned for being a centre to learn about Iceland’s troll folklore. Nearby are Troll Waterfal...

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Knútstaðaborg

Knútsstaðaborg hollow is an open cave, or lava chamber, about 10 square metres (107 square ft.) in size. It is a site surrounded by bea...

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