Suðureyri

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Suðureyri
Village
Suðureyri, June 2008
Suðureyri, June 2008
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Suðureyri is located in Iceland
Suðureyri
Suðureyri
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Coordinates: 66°07′N 23°32′W / 66.117°N 23.533°W / 66.117; -23.533
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Vestfirðir
County Vestur-Ísafjarðarsýsla
Municipality Ísafjarðarbær
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 312
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 430

Suðureyri is a small Icelandic fishing village perched on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords.

The community was isolated for years by the huge mountains and rough road that led over them. Now it is connected to Ísafjörður by a 5 km tunnel.

The village has tours set up to allow visitors to experience traditional Icelandic life firsthand. This includes going out on original fishing boats or visiting the fish factory in town.

Amenities include a geothermal swimming pool, campsite, hotel and a restaurant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

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Coordinates: 66°07′N 23°32′W / 66.117°N 23.533°W / 66.117; -23.533