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Þingeyri (Iceland)
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Coordinates 65 ° 53 ′  N , 23 ° 29 ′  W Coordinates: 65 ° 53 ′  N , 23 ° 29 ′  W
Basic data
Country Iceland


local community Ísafjarðarbær
Residents 249 (January 1, 2019)
Þingeyri, Vestfirðir, Islandia, 2014-08-15, DD 043.JPG
Thingeyri Church

Þingeyri is a settlement belonging to Ísafjarðarbær municipality with 249 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2019) in the Vestfirðir region in the far northwest of Iceland .


The place is on Dýrafjörður on a sandbank. The 367 m high local mountain Sandafell above the town and the 998 m high Kaldbakur are among the most important hiking areas in northwest Iceland.

The two valleys Meðaldalur and Haukadalur lie west of Þingeyri. To the southeast is the Brekkudalur .


The place is the oldest trading post in Vestur-Ísafjarðarsýsla district . American fishermen based here in the late 18th century . The warehouse from 1733 is one of the oldest Icelandic buildings. In 1996 the municipality was united with five other municipalities to form Ísafjarðarbær.


The Þingeyrarkirkja was built between 1910 and 1911. An old forge, built from 1913, can be visited.


The main occupations of the population are fishing , dry fish production and tourism . There are two fish factories in the village.

Transport and infrastructure

The village is connected to the ring road via road no. 60, Vestfjarðarvegur . The place has a port. Road 622 connects Þingeyri with the Meðaldalur and the Haukadalur .

Web links

Commons : Þingeyri  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Jens Willhardt, Christine Sadler: Island. 3rd updated and revised edition. Michael Müller, Erlangen 2003, ISBN 3-89953-115-9 , p. 594ff.