The unique Eyjafjörður 

In the middle of the north is Eyjafjörður, a 60 km long fjord, between high mountains. The Eyjafjörður area from Siglufjörður in the north and west to Grenivík in the northeast is the second most populated area in the country with around 30 thousand inhabitants. The vast majority, or two thirds, live at the bottom of the fjord, in Akureyri. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga took a trip, and photographed the landscape and mood today around the beautiful Eyjafjörður. And the name of the fjord is derived from the island Hrísey, the second largest island off the coast of Iceland, which is in the middle of the fjord.

Road nr. 83 from Akureyri to Grenivík

Hjalteyri between Akureyri and Dalvík, a film village, because filming of True Detective, as you can see, takes place in the neighborhood

Old herring factory at Hjalteyri

The lighthouse at Svalbarðseyri

Horses by Eyjaförður

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson

16/02/2023 : A7R IV, A7RIII, RX1R II : FE 1.8/135mm GM, 2.0/35mm Z, FE 1.2/50mm GM