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Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
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Stöðvarfjörður is a small village in east Iceland.
Employment was once predominantly found in fishing, though now it is largely textile-based. Most of the young people have left, thus the community youth hall has been closed due to disuse.
Steinasafn Petru (Petra's Stone Collection) and Kirkjubær which is a former church converted into a guesthouse are the two most popular tourist attractions of the village, and account for a modest stream of visitors to the fjord during the tourist season. There is also a gallery (Gallerí Snærós), a craft shop, café / bar / bed & breakfast (Kaffi Steinn) and other services. At the gallery one can find products from a local company that designs and manufactures a range of products made from recycled materials (MupiMup).
The former fish factory is currently being transformed into a sustainable creative centre, which will house workshops, studio spaces, and more.
Footballer Ívar Ingimarsson is the best known former inhabitant of the town. His footballing career started at local youth club Súlan, but he is best known for his spell at Reading in England where he played 281 games, 72 of which were in the Premier League.
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