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It is hard to imagine when you come to this tiny village on the edge of becoming deserted, that it was once one of the largest export harbors in Iceland.

The church was designed by Iceland's most prominent architect, Guðjón Samúelsson and built in 1927

Húsavík town, part of the Norðurþing munipalicity with a population of 2.815 in 2016, is a beautiful fishing town in the Northern Region in Iceland.  Húsavík is Nr.

The Church in Húsavík is a timber building, built in 1906 and consecrate in 1907. It is a beautiful building and for years housed the whole community of Húsavík.

Grenivík is a tiny village on the east coast of Eyjafjörður, named after the bay in front of the town.  Although the bay and nearby places are mentioned in the Book of Settlement, the village has only been around for a few decades.  It is probably the newest and youngest village in Iceland.  Even in 1935, the town didn’t count more than 20 houses, and most of the inhabitants had their income fr

Grenivík is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Iceland

Akureyri is the largest town in Iceland outside the Reykjavík and the Capital City area.  Akureyri is also one of the few places around the coastline that formed a cluster of houses as early as the 17th century that developed into a town.

A walk up the stairs to the church that towers over the center is a must.

Visiting the neat small town of Dalvík is a joy.  Placed in a beautiful landscape on the west side of the deep fjord Eyjafjörður, it is like most towns and villages around the coastline in Iceland, a fishing town that developed from rich fishing grounds in the first decades of the 20th century.

Dalvík is a small town in the Northern Region in Iceland

The village Ólafsfjörður is more or less a fishing village today.  Like many towns and villages around the coastline in Iceland, the community came into existence at the end of the 19th century and developed mainly in the first half of the 20th century.  Like its sister town,

The village of Ólafsfjörður is placed in a small fjord with steep mountains

Geographically the town of Siglufjörður is an isolated place.  It is a narrow fjord surrounded by steep mountains.

At Siglufjörður town there are still signs from the old docks visable in the town center

The tiny village Hofsós in the Northern Region in Iceland was a rather busy trading post in the 17th  and 18th century, but despite the merchant activities, this small village did not develop into a larger village or a town in the 20th century.  Located at the wesern side of the large Tröllaskagi (Troll Peninsula) Hofsós had all the historical prerequisites to become a large town.  It was a tra

Hofsós is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Iceland and has one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland

The town of Sauðárkrókur is the center town for the west part of the Northern Region.

Sauðárkrókkur is a small town in the Northern Region in Iceland

Although at some distance from the main traffic and Ring Road Skagaströnd is a village worth visiting.  It is also a logical stop if you are visiting the magnificent

Skagaströnd is a village in the Northern Region in Iceland

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