|local community||Húnaþing vestra|
|Residents||573 (January 1, 2019)|
Hvammstangi and the Miðfjörður
Hvammstangi [ 'kʰvamsˌtʰauɲcɪ ] ( Eng . "Muldenlandzunge") is the capital of the municipality Húnaþing vestra in the region of Norðurland vestra in northwest Iceland . On January 1, 2019, 573 inhabitants lived in Hvammstangi.
Hvammstangi is located on Miðfjörður , part of the Húnaflói Bay at the southwest end of the Vatnsnes peninsula . About 25 km to the north on road 171 is the Hindisvík bay with a large seal colony. Bird watchers can be found on the coast.
In 1998, the union of seven rural communities, including Hvammstangahreppur, formed the community of Húnaþing vestra . As a result, Hvammstangi lost its independence as a municipality.
Like the community, the town is also affected by the rural exodus.
Culture and sights
Hvammstangi has a seal center (Seals and Sagas) in a listed building and a trade museum (Verslunarminjasafnið) at the harbor. The small gray church Hvammstangakirkja , originally from 1882, is managed by the National Museum .
Economy and Infrastructure
There are shops in the village (supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy), a post office, a hospital and an old people's home.
- Information about the location (German)