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Spread across three floors in a house that dates back to 1780, this engaging museum focuses on the maritime history of the town and region. The display includes a range of fishing and fish production equipment (including boats), as well as an...
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This remote, spear-shaped island (Vigur means "spear") is a 30-minute boat ride from Ísafjörður. The main reason to visit is the abundant birdlife, which spans arctic terns and puffins to black guillemots and eider ducks, whose down is...
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Hrafnseyri, Iceland
Although named after Hrafn Sveinbjarnarson, a hero of the 12th-century saga era, this wooden church and turf farmhouse is famous today as the birthplace of Jon Sigurðsson (1811–79), whose campaign for his country’s independence from Denmark led to...
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Dynjandi, Iceland
Although Gullfoss gets most of the tourists, Dynjandi waterfall is arguably one of the most breathtaking (and one of the biggest) in Iceland. Situated in the remote Westfjords (it’s sometimes described as the region’s jewel),...
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The small village of Hesteyri, reachable by a 70-minute boat ride from Ísafjörður, was abandoned between the late 1940s and early 1950s, when its 80 former inhabitants decided to move away. Remnants of the town include an old doctor's house (which...