Hjalteyri

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Hjalteyri
Village
A view of Hjalteyri
A view of Hjalteyri
Location of the Municipality of Hörgársveit
Location of the Municipality of Hörgársveit
Hjalteyri is located in Iceland
Hjalteyri
Hjalteyri
Location of Hjalteyri in Iceland
Coordinates: 65°51′N 18°12′W / 65.850°N 18.200°W / 65.850; -18.200
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northeast Constituency
Region[2] Northeastern Region
Municipality Hörgársveit
Population
 • Total 43
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Arnarneshreppur
Former Municipality
Location of the former Municipality of Arnarneshreppur
Location of the former Municipality of Arnarneshreppur
Country  Iceland

Hjalteyri is a tiny fishing village in northern Iceland in the Norðurland eystra region.

Hjalteyri has 43 inhabitants and was the largest settlement in the former municipality of Arnarneshreppur before it merged to become part of Hörgársveit. Hjalteyri is on the west bank of the Eyjafjörður fjord and is one of the major fishing ports in the region. The company Fiskey originally started operations in Hjalteyri.

Hjalteyri is well known because of the large herring meal and oil processing factory that the company Kveldúlfur h.f. built there in 1937. The factory was the largest herring processing factory of its kind in Iceland at this time.[3] The factory was operated until 1966 or for 29 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ [1], Morgunblaðið 1. September 1937.

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Coordinates: 65°51′N 18°12′W / 65.850°N 18.200°W / 65.850; -18.200