Welcome to Vopnafjörður
Vopnafjörður is between Bakkafjörður and Héraðsflói in East Iceland, and in the village and the surrounding area in the fjord live about 600 people. Vopnafjörður has one of the largest and most advanced fish processing plants for pelagic fish, herring, mackerel and capelin, in the world. In addition, three salmon fishing rivers, considered among the best in Iceland, Hofsá, Selá and Vesturá, flow into the fjord. One of Iceland’s leading poets, Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889-1975), was raised in Vopnafjörður. Three settlers built Vopnafjörður, Lýtingur Arinbjarnarson and the blood-brothers Hróaldur Bjóla and Eyvindur Vopni, but the fjord is named after him. During the monopoly trade from 1602 to 1787, Vopnafjörður was one of three trading places in the entire East Fjords district. Vopnafjörður was the main port of departure for Vesturfari, not only for East Iceland but the whole country at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the twentieth. Vopnafjörður is one of the happiest places in Iceland.
Vopnafjörður – A7R IV, RX1R II, A7RIII