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 service provided to the residents is in Þórshöfn approximately 40 kilometres north of the village. Almost the only service provided to the residents of the village locally is a primary and secondary school where currently there are less than 20 pupils.
Most of the boats in Bakkafjörður are a small family owned motorboats operated by one or two persons. Up until the end of December 2015 one company employed 13 people in the village. In December, the company Toppfiskur discontinued their operation and laid everyone off, which understandably was a huge blow and setback to this tiny village.
The village consists mainly of a few single-family houses, a school and a few buildings related to the fishing industry. Although small and isolated today it is easily accessible in summer and has a camping site.
If you are going to visit the Northern Region in Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin the Bakkafjörður region.