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Hauganes is located in Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in central northern Iceland. Hauganes has about 137 inhabitants.
The place name Hauganes originated with the Old Norse word Haugr, meaning hill, mound or barrow. Fishing is an important industry to the village. Ektafiskur produces salt fish as a facility located in Hauganes. Baccalá Bar, a local seafood restaurant is also situated in Hauganes which is open in the summer months.
Hauganes is also a popular tourist destination. Whale Watching Hauganes, the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland, departs from Hauganes. Both whales and seals may also be viewed at a number of spots including nearby Öxarfjörður. Tourists can also visit the offshore islands of Hrisey and Grimsey from here, which are of particular interest to bird watchers.
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