Patreksfjörður

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Patreksfjörður
Town
Patreksfjörður, June 2008
Patreksfjörður, June 2008
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Patreksfjörður is located in Iceland
Patreksfjörður
Patreksfjörður
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Coordinates: 65°35′43″N 23°59′5″W / 65.59528°N 23.98472°W / 65.59528; -23.98472Coordinates: 65°35′43″N 23°59′5″W / 65.59528°N 23.98472°W / 65.59528; -23.98472
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Westfjords
Municipality COA Vesturbyggd.png Vesturbyggð
Population (2016)
 • Total 683
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 450
Website Official website

Patreksfjörður ("Patrick's fjord") is an Icelandic village in the Westfjords with 651 inhabitants (2013 census).

The town was named after Saint Patrick who was the spiritual guide of Örlygur Hrappson, the original settler in the area. Its economy is mainly based on its fisheries.

Amenities include a swimming pool, bank, campsite, four guesthouses, a hotel, two restaurants, two cafes and a petrol station. In town is a hospital, police station and the town hall for the Municipality of Vesturbyggd.

Olympian Leiknir Jónsson was born here.[3]

Patreksfjörður is a small village in West Fjords in Iceland

Climate[edit]

Patreksfjörður has a tundra climate (ET) closely bordering on a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc).

Climate data for Kvígindisdalur, 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Patreksfjörður (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
10.5
(50.9)
10.5
(50.9)
12.5
(54.5)
18.6
(65.5)
21.0
(69.8)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
18.0
(64.4)
16.2
(61.2)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
21
(69.8)
Average high °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
1.7
(35.1)
1.4
(34.5)
3.9
(39)
7.3
(45.1)
10.1
(50.2)
11.7
(53.1)
11.7
(53.1)
8.8
(47.8)
5.7
(42.3)
2.8
(37)
1.5
(34.7)
5.65
(42.18)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
1.3
(34.3)
4.7
(40.5)
7.8
(46)
9.4
(48.9)
9.2
(48.6)
6.3
(43.3)
3.6
(38.5)
0.7
(33.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.25
(37.84)
Average low °C (°F) −3.8
(25.2)
−3.1
(26.4)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.3
(36.1)
5.6
(42.1)
7.3
(45.1)
7.2
(45)
4.3
(39.7)
1.7
(35.1)
−1.6
(29.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
1
(33.8)
Record low °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−17.0
(1.4)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−9.4
(15.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
1.5
(34.7)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
−9.2
(15.4)
−12.0
(10.4)
−16.0
(3.2)
−18.5
(−1.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 129.3
(5.091)
126.0
(4.961)
124.2
(4.89)
112.1
(4.413)
62.7
(2.469)
79.1
(3.114)
82.2
(3.236)
97.4
(3.835)
116.8
(4.598)
161.9
(6.374)
148.4
(5.843)
136.8
(5.386)
1,376.9
(54.21)
Source: Icelandic Met Office (extremes 1956-2004) [4]

Transport[edit]

Patreksfjörður Airport is an unscheduled airport located across the fjord, nearly 5 km (3 mi) south of the town. The nearest airport with scheduled flights is Bíldudalur Airport, 36 km (22 mi) from Patreksfjörður. Eagle Air connects Bíldudalur and Reykjavik with one daily flight. There are scheduled buses from Patreksfjörður to Bíldudalur Airport. The bus also connects Patreksfjörður with nearby villages Bíldudalur and Tálknafjörður.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ "Leiknir Jónsson Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Monthly Temperature and Precipitation Averages for Kvígindisdalur". Icelandic Meteorological Office. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Scheduled Buses Patreksfjörður-Bíldudalur-Tálknafjörður". nat.is. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 

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