Bakkafjörður one of the smallest villages in Iceland

  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
  • Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland
    Bakkafjörður is a tiny village in the Northern Region in Icedland

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.

Below is the location of Bakkafjörður on the map of Iceland

Tours and things to do in the North Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the North Region. A tour from Akureyri or Húsavík to Jökulsárgljúfur. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

River Rafting in Iceland

A rafting tour on a whitewater glacial river floating through a canyon is probably something you can not experience in many places.  Floating in a raft on the strong stream through a magnificent landscape is likely to be once in a lifetime experience for most people. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy some adventure but still have a relaxing trip and inhale some breathtaking scenery and landscape as part of the river is quite calm.  For family rafting, the West Glacial River is the best and is classed 2-3. 

River Rafting in Bakkaflöt in the Northern Region

Whale Watching in Húsavík

At Húsavík town in the Northern Region, you are in the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world. This whale watching tour is unique as you take the tour on a traditional Icelandic sailing boat. It is an experience quite unlike any other taking the course under sails aiming to see the magnificent animals of the ocean. It is a combination of adventure and anticipation. 

Whale Watching in Húsavík

Húsavík in the Northern Region is the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world.  North Sailing has operated their tours for more than two decades and is the most experienced whale watching company in Iceland.  It was our first choice when looking for a partner to offer a whale watching tour on Hit Iceland.