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Hestfjörður.  View inland.

Hestfjörður. View inland.

Waters Ísafjarðardjúp
Land mass Iceland
Geographical location 65 ° 57 ′  N , 22 ° 55 ′  W Coordinates: 65 ° 57 ′  N , 22 ° 55 ′  W
Hraunsfjörður (Iceland)
width 1.5 km
length 12 km
The rock of Hestur from the island of Vigur.

The rock of Hestur from the island of Vigur .

The Hestfjörður is a fjord in the Westfjords of Iceland .

The fjord is only 1.5 kilometers wide but extends 12 kilometers into the country and there are neither villages nor individual farms on its banks. An 8 km long and up to 2 km wide peninsula separates it to the west from Seyðisfjörður . On this headland rises the 536 m high mountain Hestur ( Icelandic horse ), which gave the fjord its name. There is no road to this peninsula. In Ísafjarðardjúp in front of Hestfjörður lies the island of Vigur . In Hestfjörður, Iceland's first factory for processing shrimp was built in 1927 .

The Djúpvegur S61 was the last to be connected in Hestfjörður. Before that, the Súðvíkurvegur reached from Ísafjörður to Seyðisfjörður. The Djúpvegur from the east ended in Skötufjörður . The Djúpvegur circles the fjord for about 15 kilometers, with the beginning and end barely 1.5 km apart as the crow flies. There are considerations to lead the road on a water-permeable dam across the fjord. The fjord is barely 15 m deep in the area and no large rivers flow into it.

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