정보: Hrútafjörður

Photo by 'Eysteinn Guðni Guðnason' - Wikimedia Creative Commons

Hrútafjörður is a fjord in Northwest Iceland that stretches out of Húnaflói bay. The name of the fjord translates to Ram’s Fjord. 

The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the best options for doing so is this 7-day Arctic Coast Way self drive, available in the summer months.

Geography

Hrútafjörður is a very deep and lush fjord, reaching approximately 36 km (22 miles) inland. At the sea bottom, a long stretch of sand begins that trails north along the eastern part of the Icelandic Westfjords. The region of Strandir is named after said sand stretch, and that region’s southernmost municipality Bæjarhreppur is located within Hrútafjörður fjord.



The boundary of Strandir and municipality Húnaþing vestra, which is also the boundary between the Westfjords and North Iceland, are situated at the sea bottom of Hrútafjörður alongside Hrútafjarðará river. 

Nature 

Hrútafjörður is very lush and rich with wildlife. During the summer, fields of buttercup flowers sprout and the surrounding hills turn a bright green. In the middle of the fjord, there’s an island called Hrútey, or Ram Island, that is a property of Melstaðarkirkja church. Many species of birds nest on the island. 

History

In the Icelandic Book of Settlement, it says that Ingimundur gamli (the old) Þorsteinsson named the fjord as he was looking for a place to settle and found two rams wondering in the region. The man who ended up settling there was, however, Bálki Blængsson, an adversary of King Harold of Norway. He first made a home at the farmstead Bálkastaðir and then later at Bær. 

Small cargo ships used to sail through Hrútafjörður to the village of Borðeyri, which is situated within the fjord. Back then, Borðeyri was a significant trading town, while today, it is one of the most sparsely inhabited villages in the country, with a population counting only 13 people. Part of the reason might be that Hrútafjörður proved difficult for sailing by larger ships, due to its shallows being particularly rocky. 

주변 서비스 Hrútafjörður

서비스 전체 - 50km 반경

주변 관광지 Hrútafjörður

Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is a village on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, six kilometres (four miles) north of the Ring Road. Nestled beside the Miðfjörður fjord, Hvammst...

보기

Kolugljúfur

  Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Kolugljúfur is a gorge that contains a waterfall in North Iceland. It is relatively unknown, but by no means l...

보기

Illugastadir

Image Credit: Reading With Kt Illugastaðir farm can be found on the west side of the Vatnsnes Peninsula. The area has truly stunning views of the eas...

보기

Borgarvirki

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Borgarvirki is a volcanic plug in North Iceland that historically has been used as a fortress. The best way to...

보기

Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug, or "Guðrún’s pool," is a pool with naturally hot water in West Iceland.  Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland. Th...

보기

Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes is a peninsula in North Iceland, best known for its wildlife and geology. The best way to visit Vatnsnes is on a relaxed self drive tour....

보기

Laugarfell

Laugarfell is a small mountain in the eastern part of the Icelandic Highlands, with a peak of 827 m (2,713 ft) above sea level. Browse a wide range o...

보기

Eiríksstaðir

Eiriksstadir are ancient ruins in Haukadalur in Dalir county in West Iceland. The sagas mention Eiriksstadir as the abode of Eric the Red and it is es...

보기

Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur, otherwise known as the Troll of Northwest Iceland, is a 15 m (49 ft) tall basalt rock stack protruding from Húnaflói Bay. The rock is a...

보기

Hóp Lake

Lake Hop is a tidal lake in North Iceland. It is the fifth-largest lake in the country and popular for fishing. The best way to visit this area is on...

보기

부다르달루르

  Budardalur is a village of around 650 inhabitants in the fjord Hvammsfjordur, innermost off Breidafjordur. It is the service center for the area....

보기

Leifssafn

The Leifssafn museum in Budardalur village in West Iceland features the Vinland Exhibit of Viking and explorer Leif Ericsson. Explore this area on a ...

보기

Vatnsdalur

Vatnsdalur ('Lake Valley') is a valley in Hunavatnssysla in North Iceland. It is located just south of the Ring Road. As well as being well...

보기

Drangsnes

The fishing village of Drangsnes can be found at the mouth of the Steingrímsfjörður fjord, in the Westfjords of Iceland. Drangsnes is part of the Kald...

보기

Erpsstaðir

Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Explore this area while on a self drive...

보기

홀마비크

Flickr, DavideGorla In the desolate, dramatic, and awe-inspiring Strandir region of the Westfjords, the village of Hólmavík is the largest settlement...

보기

Reykir Regional Museum (Hrútafjörður)

The local culture museum at Reykir in Hrutafjordur bay in North Iceland gives a good impression of the shark hunts from the bay and the farm community...

보기

Bjarnarfjörður in Strandir

Bjarnarfjörður is a fjord in the Westfjords, south of Veiðileysufjörður and north of Steingrímsfjörður. Bjarnarfjörður is known for its untouched isol...

보기

Gvendarlaug

Gvendarlaug is the name given to a medieval hot pool, hot creek and swimming pool found in Westfjords. Explore this location in Iceland on a self...

보기

Laugardalur

Photo from Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Laugardalur, or ‘the hot spring valley’, is an area in Reykjavík best known for its recreational activities. M...

보기