|Population:||491 (January 1, 2019)|
|Population density:||8.93 inhabitants / km²|
|Mayor:||Árni Konráð Bjarnason|
|Address of the municipal administration:||Ráðhúsinu
On January 1, 2019, the municipality had 491 inhabitants, 361 of whom lived in the main town of Svalbarðseyri .
The municipality is located on the east bank of Eyjafjörður . The next larger town is Akureyri , which is directly opposite the fjord. The municipality of Grýtubakkahreppur lies north of Svalbarðsströnd , Þingeyjarsveit in the east and Eyjafjarðarsveit in the south .
To the east of the main town Svalbarðseyri is the Vaðlaheiði and (already in the municipality of Þingeyjarsveit in the east ) the wooded Fnjóskadalur . Lake Veigastaðavatn is located in the southeast of the municipality . At Svalbarðseyri the river Ljótsstaðaá flows into the Eyjafjörður.
An incorporation to Akureyri was rejected in a referendum on October 8, 2005.
* on December 1st