Dalvíkurbyggð

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Dalvíkurbyggð
Háls í Svarfaðardal, Dalvíkurbyggð.jpg
Skyline of Dalvíkurbyggð
Dalvikurbyggdar COA.svg
Coat of arms of Dalvíkurbyggð
Dalvíkurbyggð is located in Iceland
Dalvíkurbyggð
Dalvíkurbyggð
Coordinates: 65°58′N 18°32′W / 65.967°N 18.533°W / 65.967; -18.533
Region Northeastern Region
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Manager Bjarni Th. Bjarnason
Area 598 km2 (231 sq mi)
Population 1,867
Density 3.12/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Municipal number 6400
Postal code(s) 620, 621
Website dalvikurbyggd.is

Dalvíkurbyggð is a small municipality in northern Iceland. Dalvíkurbyggð is on Tröllaskagi and west of Eyjafjörður.

History[edit]

The municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð was formed in 1998 by the merger of three districts of outer Eyjafjörður: the town of Dalvík and the rural districts of Svarfaðardalur and Árskógur. The logo of Dalvíkurbyggð shows three mountains, signifying the joining of the three communities.

Transportation[edit]

The main route in Dalvíkurbyggð is the one numbered 82. Dalvík harbor is a regional commercial port for import and fishing. The ferry Sæfari, which sails from Dalvík, serves the island of Grímsey, Iceland's northernmost community, which lies on the Arctic Circle.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is based upon fisheries and fish processing, in addition to various industrial and food enterprises, services, and increasingly hi tech industry. Dalvík is also a tourist destination for boat trips in whale watching and heli skiing.

Twin cities[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

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