• English

Vopnafjörður

Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. The main industries of Vopnafjörður are fish processing, agriculture and tourism and other services.

Vopnafjörður is located in Northeast Iceland. The Vopnafjörður area coastline is characterized by the Tangi peninsula, coastal rocks, islets, coves, river mouths, and black sand beaches.

During the Ice Age (up to 10,000 years ago) a large glacier covered the bay. The Ice Age Glacier carved the diverse mountains and rock formations that characterize the area. After the Ice Age, the land rose as the heavy load of the glacier fell away, and began to look as it does today.

The largest river to run into the bay is Hofsá, one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the country. Krossavík Mountains at 1,077 metres (3,533 ft), tower over the bay.

The village of Vopnafjörður is located on the Tangi peninsula in the middle of the bay. Surrounding farms reach far into Hofsárdalur and Vesturárdalur valleys, and to the northern coast of the bay.

Related Articles

    Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjordur in East Iceland is a place of singing waterfalls and peculiar characters, Seyðisfjordur is a welcoming...

    Kirkjubæjarklaustur

    Kirkjubæjarklaustur

    The village Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a village in the south of Iceland on the hringvegur between Vík í Mýrdal and Höfn. ...

    Grýtubakkahreppur

    Grýtubakkahreppur

    Grýtubakkahreppur is a municipality located in northern Iceland. Located on the eastern side of Eyjafjörður, north of Ak...

    Breiðdalshreppur

    Breiðdalshreppur

    Breiðdalshreppur is a municipality in Iceland. Its service centre is Breiðdalsvík. Tourism, fishing, sheep and cow farmi...


Hamrahlíð 15 690 Vopnafjörður

+354 473 1300

[email protected]

www.vopnafjardarhreppur.is



  • English

CATEGORIES

NEARBY SERVICES

  • if (strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], "car") !== false){ // car found }