Bolungarvík in the West Fjords

  • Bolungarvík in the West Fjords
Oct 14 2015

The small town of Bolungarvík in the West Fjords in one of the places mentioned in Icelandic Book of Settlement. The story from the book is both interesting and unusual. It was a woman, Þuríður sundafyllir, not a man, that settled in Bolungarvík around one thousand years ago. From that time up to the second half of the nineteenth century, most of the inhabitants lived on farms in the two valleys so beautifully placed between the three mountains that are so characteristic for Bolungarvík. Fishing has always been important because of the short distance to generous fishing grounds. For centuries, Bolungarvík was one of the largest fishing station in Iceland.