Árnafjørður

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Árnafjørður
Village
Árnafjørður bay
Árnafjørður bay
Árnafjørður is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Árnafjørður
Árnafjørður
Location of the village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°15′21″N 6°32′3″W / 62.25583°N 6.53417°W / 62.25583; -6.53417Coordinates: 62°15′21″N 6°32′3″W / 62.25583°N 6.53417°W / 62.25583; -6.53417
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Borðoy
Municipality Klaksvík
Population (2007)
 • Total 53
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Climate Cfc

Árnafjørður (Danish: Arnefjord) is a town of the municipality of Klaksvík, on the island of Borðoy, in the Faroe Islands.

Árnafjørður is located at the bottom of a deep inlet, named (H)Árnfjarðarvík, "corner fjord's bay", on the east side of Borðoy. In 1875, an abandoned Norwegian vessel loaded with large amounts of timber drifted ashore at Árnafjørður. The timber was sold at an auction and, because of the sudden surplus, the price for timber decreased significantly. Timber has always been expensive in the Faroes as, other than driftwood, it usually has to be imported.

Houses in Árnafjørður

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