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Stöðvarfjörður

Stöðvarfjördur is a neat small town on the northern side of the fjord by the same name.The locals sustain themselves by fisheries, aluminium industry, tourism and art. Like most of the eastern fjords, it is surrounded by spectacular mountains. On the north side there is the towering mountain Stedji and the nearby mountain Hellufjall. To the south of the fjord is the majestic mountain Súlur. The area is renowned for its natural beauty. Lovers of nature will enjoy contemplating the beautiful waterfalls of the river, Stödvará, which joints the ocean at the bottom of the fjord. Many rare and peculiar types of stones and minerals can be found in the surrounding mountains, some of which have contributed to the lifelong collection of Petra Sveinsdottir. Petra´s stone collection in Stöðvarfjörður is a feast for the eye.

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Stöðvarfjörður
GPS Points N64° 50' 18.002" W13° 52' 51.972"
Postal codes

755

Population

200

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Salthúsið
Exhibitions
  • v/ brekkuna
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 863-4631
Stöðvarfjörður Library
Libraries & Archives
  • Skólabraut 20
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 475-9017

Others

SAXA Guesthouse and Café
Guesthouses
  • Fjarðarbraut 41
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 511-3055

Others

Kaffi Steinn
Cafés
  • Fjarðarbraut 41
  • 755 Stöðvarfjörður
  • 511-3055
Nature
Saxa

Just off the coast of farm Lönd in Stöðvarfjörður there´s a singular rock formation called Saxa ("The Grinder). This is an impressive perforated cliff, penetrated ceaselessly by the swelling waves of the Atlantic, resulting in spectacular eruptive splashes which fling seaweed and algues, minced by the force of the ocean, high into the air.

Nature
Einbúi

Jafnadalur is a valley in Stöðvarfjörður facing northward. At the core of the vale, there is Einbúinn - "The Hermit"- , a voluminous and solitary rock in otherwise flat surroundings. The Jafnadalur also boasts a 6 m. stonearch, located to the east of Mt. Álftafell. A walking trail connects Jafnadalur and fjord Fáskrúðsfjörður. These are agreeable surroundings and well-suited for short or extensive hikes.

Nature
Kambanes

Between Breiðdalur valley og Stöðvarfjörður there are three steep lavines emanating from the mountain Súlur. Peninsula Kambanes, is an ideal area for outdoor activities of any kind.

History and Culture
Gallery Snærós and grafic center

Gallerí Snærós and the grafic centre is loceted in Stöðvarfjörður, run by the initiative of artists Sólrún Friðriksdóttir and Ríkharður Valtingojer. Their atelier ranks among the best grafic workshops in the country. A visit can be arranged to watch the artists at work or even take a private course !

History and Culture
Steinasafn Petru

Petra Sveinsdóttir´s Mineral collection at Stöðvarfjörður is one of the best private collections of rocks and minerals in the world. All through the span of her life Petra
has amassed a beautiful collection of Icelandic minerals, in particular from East Iceland. Her home and garden in Stöðvarfjörður slowly developed into a collector´s paradise which is now visited by tens of thousands of guests annually.

East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Fljótsdalshérað Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur