Jökulfirðir

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Coordinates: 66°20′N 22°40′W / 66.333°N 22.667°W / 66.333; -22.667

Hornstrandir and Jökulfirðir

The Jökulfirðir ("glacier fjords") form a system of five fjords in Westfjords, Iceland, situated north of Ísafjarðardjúp and south of the Hornstrandir peninsula. They are named for Drangajökull, a glacier situated to the southeast of the fjords.

The area surrounding the fjords used to be permanently inhabited until the 1960s, but is now occupied only seasonally, as a summer resort. The fjords cannot be reached by road, but are accessible by boat from Ísafjörður, Bolungarvík and Súðavík.

The individual five fjords are:

  • Hesteyrarfjörður
  • Veiðileysufjörður
  • Lónafjörður
  • Hrafnsfjörður
  • Leirufjörður

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