Fáskrúðsfjörður

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Location
64°55'45"N
014°00'37"W
Country
 Iceland
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Description

Fáskrúðsfjörður (previously named also Búðir) is a village (þorp) in eastern Iceland. It has a population of 662 (as of 2011) and constitutes one of the villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.

Geography

Fáskrúðsfjörður, located on the same-named fjord, lies between Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður. It is one of the easternmost settlements of Iceland. The other neighbouring villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð are: Eskifjörður (1,043 inh.), Mjóifjörður (35 inh.), Neskaupstaður (1,437 inh.), Reyðarfjörður (1,102 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (203 inh.).

History and culture

Fáskrúðsfjörður was home to a hospital founded to serve French fishermen. The former hospital building has now been restored as a hotel. The village is now a centre for visitors viewing the Northern Lights.

Twin towns

Gravelines (France)

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