Thingeyri is the oldest trading post of the Westfjords.
Fishing and fish processing are the
main bases of livelihood. Tourism grows more important by the year, and one of
Icelands oldest houses, a warehouse dating back to the 18th century, is at
Thingeyri. Spectacular nature
surrounds Thingeyri, the Western Fiord’s highest mountain, Kaldbakur, and
many other beautiful mountains and valleys. It is
popular to drive to the top of Mt Sandafell and enjoy the
excellent view on a fine day.
One of the valleys of the bay area, Haukadalur, represents one of the
main scenes of the Gisla saga, where Gisli lived at the farm Holl.
The distance from
Reykjavik is 429 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.
96 km <Thingeyri>