Location of the Municipality of Fjallabyggð
|Population (January 2011)|
Location of the former Municipality of Ólafsfjarðarbaer
The town grew up around the herring industry that was in much bloom in the 1940s and 1950s, but the herring are gone now.
Ólafsfjörður was connected with a road for the first time in 1940, when the horse riding trail through Lágheiði was improved enabling cars to get over the heath. Before, ships, seaplanes, and horses provided the transport.
Tourism has become an important industry.
- Political division
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