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More - Iceland and Djúpavík


Djúpavík is located in the region Strandir at the eastcoast of the westfjords in Iceland.

About 85 years ago a fisher man started to process herring. A few years later he had to stop this work of a economic recression. 15 years later started the second herring decade in Djúpavík: A factory - the most modern in Iceland and biggest complete made of concrete buliding in Europe - was build in 1934 for processing processing herring to produce fishmeal and oil. Up to 200 workers lived and worked in Djúpavík during the summer time. But in the beginn of the fifties the amount of catched fish dwindled rapidly. The factory was closed 1954 and the people left this place...

In 1984 Eva and her husband Ásbjörn purchased the former living house for the women, who worked in the factory. Soon after they opend the "Hótel Djúpavík". They live in Djúpavík the whole year-round. In the district Árneshreppur - Djúpavík belongs to this district - live around 35 persons. The nearest town is Hólmavík - about 70 km far away, with around 400 residents.

Some travel agencies which offer travels to Iceland and overnightings in Djúpavík are listed here (in german).

Link to Djúpavík Hotel:


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