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Rural Municipality of Súðavík
COA Súðavíkurhreppur.png
Basic data
State : IcelandIceland Iceland
Region: Vestfirdir
Constituency : Norðvesturkjördæmi
Sýsla : Norður-Ísafjarðarsýsla
Population: 204 (January 1, 2019)
Surface: 749 km²
Population density: 0.27 inhabitants / km²
Post Code: 420
Community number 4803
Mayor: Ómar Már Jónsson
Address of the municipal administration: Grundarstræti 3–5
420 Súðavík
Website: www.sudavik.is
Location of the rural community of Súðavík

Coordinates: 66 ° 2 ′  N , 22 ° 59 ′  W

Arctic Fox Center and Museum
Church in Súðavík

The rural community of Súðavík ( Icelandic Súðavíkurhreppur ) is located in the Vestfirðir region in northwest Iceland .

On January 1, 2019, the community had 204 inhabitants, 168 inhabitants lived in the capital of the same name. Reykjanes also belongs to the municipality . On January 1, 1995, the rural communities Ögur ( Ögurhreppur ) and Reykjafjörður ( Reykjafjarðarhreppur ) were incorporated.


The municipality is cut from west to east by the fjords Álftafjörður , Seyðisfjörður , Hestfjörður , Skötufjörður , Mjóifjörður , Reykjarfjörður and Ísafjörður .


Súðavík is a small fishing village in Álftafjörður. This area used to be the location of Norwegian fishermen, in Langeyri on the southern edge of the village there is still an abandoned Norwegian whaling station .

Located at the foot of a mighty and, as everywhere in Iceland, woodless mountainside from the middle heights, the place was repeatedly hit by avalanches . Most recently, on January 16, 1995, 22 of the 70 houses were destroyed in an avalanche and 14 people were killed. A large part of the place was then rebuilt elsewhere. In this part of the village is also the arctic fox center , which includes an exhibition and a café. Iceland Sea Angling , an operator for deep-sea fishing trips, is headquartered in Súðavík .

In the west of Skutulsfjörður is the center of the Vestfirðir region, in the town of Ísafjörður .

The place can be reached via the Djúpvegur S61 . In July 2018, the investigations began for the Álftafjarðargöng , which is supposed to improve the connection to Ísafjörður.

Population development

The population decline between 1997 and 2006 was 17%.

date Residents
Dec. 1, 1997: 277
Dec. 1, 2003: 229
Dec. 1, 2004: 235
Dec. 1, 2005: 235
Dec. 1, 2006: 229
Dec. 1, 2007: 214

See also

Web links

View from Súðavík across the Álftafjörður
Commons : Súðavík  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Iceland Sea Angling