Reykhólar is a tiny village in the West Fjords

  • Reykhólar is a tiny village in the West Fjords
Jul 22 2015

Reykhólar is a tiny village at the entrance to the West Fjords. Although almost hidden and rarely mentioned anywhere today, Reykhólar is an interesting place from a historical viewpoint and has quite a unique place in Iceland’s history. For centuries, the farm Reykhólar was considered one of the most valuable estates in the country. Not only because it was an excellent farmland, but also because it owned hundreds of islands in the large fjord, Breiðafjörður, islands that included many perquisites. Accordingly many chiefs and wealthy families lived at Reykhólar and owned the farm throughout Iceland’s history, some of them even with a bigger ego than the estate itself.