Dalvik is a town on a
synonimous cove, which branches off Bay Eyjafjordur,
Icelands longest bay. The town is situated at the mouth of the fertile valley
Svarfadardalur. Its economy is based on fishing and the fish industry, but the travel
trade has shown steady increase. Like in most places in north and
northwest Iceland skiing is a popular sport and the facilities rate among the best. There
is a variety of interesting places to explore and daily whale watching cruises are on
offer during summer. Good guesthouse accommodations are available and the
camping site is located near the excellent swimming
folk and natural history museum, with rooms dedicated to Johann Petursson "The Giant", who was
among the tallest men in the world in his time (1913-1984) and Dr. Kristjan Eldjarn,
president of Iceland 1968-1980, both of whom were born locally,
is worth visiting.
In 1934 a mighty
damaged or destroyed many houses in Dalvik
The distance from Arskogssandur is about 10 km and to the capital 412 km.
Olafsfjordur 17 km <Dalvik>
Akureyri 44 km.