Dalvik is a town on a synonimous cove, which branches off Bay Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s 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 pool. The 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 earthquake damaged or destroyed many houses in Dalvik and vicinity.
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