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Breiðdalsvík (Broad Valley Bay) is a tiny village in the East Region on the Ring Road with the same name as the bay where it stands. Like many small communities in Iceland, Breiðdalsvík traces its origin to trading in the 19th and 20th century.  Although by the seashore, the bay is shallow and loaded with large rocks and small islands.

Breiðdalsvík is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland
Stöðvarfjörður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

Most of the towns and villages around the coastline in Iceland owe their existence mainly to one or two prerequisites:  rich fishing grounds and trading posts.  Most of the small communities developed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.  Fáskrúðsfjörður or Búðir as the village's name was before people gave it the same as the fjord, is no exception.  The village has two other unus

Fáskrúðsfjörður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

The town of Reyðarfjörður is one of the larger towns in the Eastern Region in Iceland. The town's recent history is one of a kind compared to any other town or village in Iceland. Reyðarfjörður is a town that we can categorise and an entirely modern small town with all the modern service people require.

Reyðarfjörður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

The town of Eskifjörður has been around for a long time, and the towns origin can be traced to trading and fishing, like most of the towns and villages in Iceland.

Eskifjörður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

The town of Neskaupstaður is the easternmost town in Iceland, located in a small fjord, Norðfjörður.  Originally it was a farm called Nes and mentioned in the book of settlement.  Settled by a Viking named Egill the Red in the 9th century.  Geographically Norðfjörður is conveniently protected by all-embracing high mountains.  Throughout history, this made communication difficult, and the villag

Neskaupstaður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

Anyone who visits Seyðisfjörður is captured by the beauty of the town as well as the landscape. It is a place of exceptional charm and surprisingly the only town or village around the coastline in Iceland that is located at the bottom of the fjord.  One reason might be the depth of the sea in the fjord.

Seyðisfjörður is a small town in the Eastern Region in Iceland

Although Egilsstaðir barely existed as a village or a town in 1944 when the first private home was built, today it is the largest town in the East Region in Iceland.

Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland

Although a tiny village, Borgarfjörður Eystri has one significant advantage, it is placed in a beautiful landscape surrounded by stunning mountains.  It is one of a few remaining small municipality in Iceland that has not merged with any other municipality, which has been a major trend in recent years.  One reason is probably the distance and isolation from other towns and villages.

Borgarfjörður eystri is a tiny village in the Eastern Region in Iceland

The small village of Vopnafjörður is in the Eastern region and like its neighbours was quite isolated and remote for centuries.  Mostly due to the distance from other more populated areas and poor communication.

Vopnafjörður is a small village in the Eastern Region in Iceland

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