Höfn is a relatively new town in a historical sense.  The towns origin can not be traced back to farms or settlements that developed from trading and fishing centuries back.  It is more like several other towns and villages around the coastline, a product of modern times. The first houses that were built in Höfn where trading post in the late 19th-century.

Höfn is a town in the Southern Region in Iceland

The tiny village of Bakkafjörður is probably the smallest, most remote and most isolated village in Iceland.Both regarding activity and geography.  It is more or less a cluster of houses with a small harbour.  The population is less than 80 people, and everyone depends on fishing and fish processing.   As part of the Langanesbyggð municipality after merging with Þórshöfn in 2006, most of the se

Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland

Þórshöfn is a small village in the Northeast region in Iceland, remote and far away from most places. Although Þórshöfn was never a large village, it reached its peak in the seventies, when around 500 people lived in the village. Since then, there has been a decline in the population and today less than 400 people live in the village.

Þórshöfn is a small village in the Northern Region in Iceland

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


The Church in Húsavík is a timber building, built in 1906 and consecrate in 1907.

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