Barðastrandarsýsla

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Barðastrandarsýsla
County
The cliffs of Látrabjarg, westernmost edge of Europe
The cliffs of Látrabjarg, westernmost edge of Europe
Counties of Iceland
Counties of Iceland
Coordinates: 65°30′N 23°18′W / 65.500°N 23.300°W / 65.500; -23.300
Country  Iceland
Region Westfjords
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Barðastrandarsýsla was a county in northwestern Iceland in the Westfjords (West Fjords) region. It included Bjargtangar, the westernmost point in Iceland and westernmost point in Europe. It was named after Barðaströnd coast. It was often divided into east and west counties (Austur- and Vestur-). Its villages were Króksfjarðarnes, Reykhólar, Vesturbyggð and Tálknafjörður. Known places within the area are Flatey and Látrabjarg.