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Suðureyri (Iceland)
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Coordinates 66 ° 8 ′  N , 23 ° 32 ′  W Coordinates: 66 ° 8 ′  N , 23 ° 32 ′  W
Basic data
Country Iceland


local community Ísafjarðarbær
Residents 264 (January 1, 2019)
Suðureyri in June 2008
Suðureyri in June 2008
Suðureyri with Mount Góltur in the background

Suðureyri is a small fishing village belonging to the municipality of Ísafjarðarbær in the Vestfirðir region in the far northwest of Iceland . On January 1, 2019, the place had 264 inhabitants.


Suðureyri is located on the south coast of Súgandafjörður . There is a hot spring nearby, the water of which is used for heating. On the north coast of the fjord, north of the village, the mountain Góltur rises up. To the south is the mountain Ufsir .


The first permanent houses in Suðureyri date back to around 1900. In the period that followed, fishing was particularly important in economic terms. In 1996, the previously independent municipality Suðureyri was combined with five other municipalities to Ísafjarðarbær .


The distance to Ísafjörður is 23 kilometers by road and to Reykjavík 500 kilometers. Suðureyri is connected to the neighboring villages by an approximately 10 km long network of tunnels built in 1996.

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