Skútustaðahreppur

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Skútustaðahreppur
Municipality
A view of the village of Reykjahlíð, the municipal seat
A view of the village of Reykjahlíð,
the municipal seat
Official seal of Skútustaðahreppur
Seal
Municipal location
Municipal location
Coordinates: 65°38′37″N 16°54′31″W / 65.64361°N 16.90861°W / 65.64361; -16.90861Coordinates: 65°38′37″N 16°54′31″W / 65.64361°N 16.90861°W / 65.64361; -16.90861
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Norðurland eystra
County Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla
Area
 • Total 6,036 km2 (2,331 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 386
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Skútustaðahreppur, also named Skútustaðir, is a rural municipality (hreppur) located in East Iceland, in Norðurland eystra.

Its seat is in the village of Reykjahlíð and, as of 2011, the population was of 386.[3]

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Skútustaðir is one of the largest Icelandic municipalities. Its souther borders are represented by the northern site of the glacier of Vatnajökull. Its territory includes the lakes of Mývatn (in front of Reykjahlíð) and Öskjuvatn; and the volcanoes of Hverfjall, Askja, Krafla and Herðubreið.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Statistics Iceland - Population of Municipalities

External links[edit]

Media related to Skútustaðahreppur at Wikimedia Commons