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Breidavik is an abandoned farm and was a parsonage in the past. It is in the close vicinity of one of the largest most magnificent bird cliffs in the world (Latrabjarg) and the westernmost point of Europe. In the late middle ages, there was only a chapel there until 1824, when it became the parish church, served by the reverend at Saudlauksdalur.

The present church was built in the year 1900. During the period 1954-1979, Breidavik served as a pedagogic centre for boys. During the summer, it turns into a guesthouse. The Breidavik area, as other bays and coves of the Northwest, served as a large fishing outfit for open sail- and rowing boats as quite a few ruins of fishermen’s huts bear witness to.

At the farm Hnjotur, en route to Breidavik, there is an unique, privately operated aeronautical and folk museum. The late farmer there and curatior, collected artefacts and memoriabilia during his lifetime, especially connected to the Icelandic aeronautical history.  To crown his efforts, one of the items in the museum's possession, is an old Russian Antonov biplane in prime condition.


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