Reydarfjordur East Iceland,
How to get there
The village Budareyri is on the end of the bay Reyðarfjordur. It has a
natural harbour. Fishing and fish processing
and the aluminium production are the main bases of livelihood. During
World War II, the British occupied the village and planted a large garrison there.
This part of the country's
history is depicted in the local World War II Museum. Just outside the village
is a pond, The Duck Pond, where people can buy fishing
permits to catch salmon,
which is released there for the purpose. The camping grounds are on the
pond, but a hotel, a guesthouse, a youth hostel and restaurants are in the
village itself. During the firs decade of the 21st
century, a Aluminium smelter with the capasity of 290.000 tons was
constructed for the international concern Alcoa on the norhtern side of
the bay. To realize this endeavour, the largest hydroelectric power
plant of the country was constructed in the eastern interior. From the top of Mt. Graenafell the view is breathtaking on a
fine day. If you are travelling north to town Egilsstadir,
you should take a look at the current road and weather conditions on
Fagridalur, and Mt Pass
Oddskard, if you are heading for town Neskaupsstadur.
The distance from the capital is 677 km.
15 km <Reyðarfjordur>
km via tunnel. Egilsstadir