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. Up until that time, the area only consisted of farms. It was a typical rural agricultural area. The first houses were built in the first decade as fishing and fish processing started to develop when a few farmers purchased motorboats. Consequently, trading did not appear before this development was under way and the first stores opened in the twenties. Like the whole Eyjafjörður area, the Coop Society became quite active in the development of Dalvík.
Dalvík is a thriving fishing town
Fishing and fish processing has always been the primary source of income for most residents in Dalvík and still is. Although many towns and villages in Iceland were hit hard by the introduction of the fishing quota system, created by the Icelandic government late in the 20th century, Dalvík was not affected. Dalvík has also developed some new means of income and has an exciting industry in the business of plastic containers and has also developed into the tourist industry, as many towns and villages in Iceland.
A wonderful town to have a home
Most of the homes in Dalvík are single-family houses built in the sixties and the eighties. It is a town that most residents are proud of reflected in the overall high level of maintaining of the houses and the lots. The town provides good service for its residents and has a kindergarten, a primary and secondary school, as education has always had a high emphasis in Iceland, and excellent sports facility for the youth, a community center, and a gorgeous new library. There is a pleasant swimming pool in Dalvík.
A green energy town
As a community, Dalvík also takes good care of the elderly and has an excellent health service. Like so many towns and villages, Dalvík is heated with geothermal heating and is part of the transformation of fossil energy to sustainable energy like most towns and villages in Iceland. For visitors traveling in Iceland, Dalvík offers a variety of accommodation and has an excellent camping site. There are some real nice options in dining and an excellent café.
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 Dalvík region.