This community in the Southeast is also called
Hornafjardarbaer. It is situated on a spit of land in the only navigable
estuary of the country. The main trades are fishing, fish processing,
tourism and commerce. People started settling here around an important
trading post more than a century ago and the town received its municipal
rights in 1988. Visitors are offered varied recreational opportunities,
sightseeing tours, glacier tours,
golf, boat tours, fishing, cultural
events, museums etc. During summer the Glacier Exhibition
in the old supermarket building is worth a visit.
Good accommodations and restaurants take care of the bodily needs and as
everywhere in the coastal towns, fresh fish should be the priority choice
of those on the menu.
A part of the municipal landscape has been
declared a nature reserve. The distance from the capital is about
474 km along the south coast.
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