Þórshöfn

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Þórshöfn in Iceland
Þórshöfn
Village
Location of the Municipality of Langanesbyggð
Location of the Municipality of Langanesbyggð
Þórshöfn is located in Iceland
Þórshöfn
Þórshöfn
Location of Þórshöfn in Iceland
Coordinates: 66°12′N 15°20′W / 66.200°N 15.333°W / 66.200; -15.333Coordinates: 66°12′N 15°20′W / 66.200°N 15.333°W / 66.200; -15.333
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northeast Constituency
Region[2] Northeastern Region
Municipality Langanesbyggð
Population (2011)
 • Total 380
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 680
Website Official website

Þórshöfn is a small fishing village in northeast Iceland, located on the northern coast of the Langanes peninsula on the Þistilfjörður bay.

The village has a population of 380 people. It is the administrative centre of Langanesbyggð municipality and of the neighbouring Svalbarðshreppur municipality. In Þórshöfn there is a year-round service to tourists, and Air Iceland connects the village to Akureyri and Reykjavík with seasonal flights from Þórshöfn Airport.

Þórshöfn is also the Icelandic name of Tórshavn (capital of the Faroe Islands).

Climate[edit]

The climate is arctic (Koppen: ET) with cold winters and cool summers.

Climate data for Miðfjarðarnes, Langanesbyggð (2000–2014)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
14.0
(57.2)
13.1
(55.6)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
22.5
(72.5)
25.0
(77)
25.9
(78.6)
21.0
(69.8)
16.8
(62.2)
14.5
(58.1)
14.8
(58.6)
25.9
(78.6)
Average high °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
2.8
(37)
2.8
(37)
5.0
(41)
7.2
(45)
10.5
(50.9)
12.7
(54.9)
12.5
(54.5)
10.7
(51.3)
6.2
(43.2)
3.4
(38.1)
2.8
(37)
6.7
(44.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
1.2
(34.2)
3.8
(38.8)
7.1
(44.8)
9.3
(48.7)
9.4
(48.9)
7.0
(44.6)
3.1
(37.6)
0.8
(33.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.3
(37.9)
Average low °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
−3.6
(25.5)
−1.8
(28.8)
0.7
(33.3)
4.1
(39.4)
6.4
(43.5)
6.3
(43.3)
3.8
(38.8)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.3
(27.9)
−4.0
(24.8)
0.2
(32.4)
Record low °C (°F) −20.5
(−4.9)
−16.9
(1.6)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
−2.1
(28.2)
−6.1
(21)
−14.0
(6.8)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−20.5
(−4.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46
(1.81)
33
(1.3)
40
(1.57)
37
(1.46)
46
(1.81)
36
(1.42)
49
(1.93)
66
(2.6)
90
(3.54)
93
(3.66)
80
(3.15)
44
(1.73)
660
(25.98)
Source: Veðurstofa Íslands[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ "Mánaðarmeðaltöl fyrir stöð 515 - Miðfjarðarnes". Veðurstofa Íslands. 

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