The name Vopnafjordur applies to a bay in the northeast and a village on it, which
develloped around an ancient trading post. The main bases of living are fishing, fish
processing and commerce. The author Gunnar Gunnarsson staged many of the events of his works in the
areas to the west of the village and on his centenary in 1989 his memorial
was unveiled in Vopnafjordur.
There are many recreational
opportunities in this part of the country, good brown trout
and char lakes and salmon rivers, a
folk museum, good restaurants and accommodations, and regular bus connections.
from the capital is 622 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.
36 km. <Vopnafjordur>
Route, 92 km via Hellisheidi.