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8.-31. August

Journey west and their travel story - Vopnafjörður

The exhibition Ferðin vestur og ferðasaga þeirra sem fóru ( Journey west and their travel story) will be in Vesturfaramiðstöð Austurlands, Kaupvangur, Vopnafjörður (upper floor)
June 1 - August 31 daily 12-18, but with guidance Monday, Thursday and Saturday or by arrangement.
Phone 473-1200/895-1562
Free access but donations received.

We thank the East Iceland Development Fund, Vopnafjarðarhreppi and Icelandic Roots database.

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N65° 45' 13.816" W14° 49' 34.435"
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Vopnafjörður

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors 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 the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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