Álftafjörður (Vestfirðir)

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Álftafjörður in Ísafjarðardjúp

Álftafjörður in Ísafjarðardjúp

Waters Breiðafjörður
Land mass Iceland
Geographical location 66 ° 0 ′  N , 23 ° 0 ′  W Coordinates: 66 ° 0 ′  N , 23 ° 0 ′  W
Álftafjörður (Iceland)
width 2 km
length 12 km

The Álftafjörður is a fjord in the north of the Icelandic region Vestfirðir .

The fjord is a southern branch of the Ísafjarðardjúp . It is 12 km long and 1.5 to 2 km wide, making it one of the shortest fjords that branch off from Ísafjarðardjúp. From the end of the 19th century until the 20th century, the Norwegians had three major whaling and herring stations here. Súðavík is located on the west bank of the fjord .

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