Dalabyggð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈtaːlaˌpɪɣθ]) is a municipality located in western Iceland.[1][2] Its main settlement is Búðardalur.

Dalabyggð
Skyline of Dalabyggð
Skyline of Dalabyggð
Coat of arms of Dalabyggð
Location of Dalabyggð
Location of Dalabyggð
Dalabyggð is located in Iceland
Dalabyggð
Dalabyggð
Coordinates: 65°06′36″N 21°46′01″W / 65.110°N 21.767°W / 65.110; -21.767Coordinates: 65°06′36″N 21°46′01″W / 65.110°N 21.767°W / 65.110; -21.767
CountryIceland
RegionWestern Region
ConstituencyNorthwest Constituency
Government
 • ManagerKristján Sturluson
Area
 • Total2,421 km2 (935 sq mi)
Population
 • Total673
 • Density0.28/km2 (0.7/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
370, 371
Municipal number3811
Websitedalabyggd.is
Skeggi Valley in Hvammur

Dalabyggð is an agricultural area.

The farm of Hvammur í Dölum, where the poet, historian, and politician Snorri Sturluson was born, belongs to the municipality of Dalabyggð. There is a thermal bath, Guðrúnarlaug, in the municipality that is named after Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir from the Laxdæla saga.

The area is renowned for stories and people from Dalabyggð, such as : Auður djúpúðga, Leifur Eiríksson, Steinn Steinarr, Árni Magnússon, Eiríkur rauði, Sturla Þórðarson, and Ásmundur Sveinsson.

There are many places in Dalabyggð with a great story, for example: Eiríksstaðir, Guðrúnarlaug, Haukadalur, and Ólafsdalur.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sveitarfélagið Dalabyggð". Dalabyggð (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  2. ^ "Dalabyggð Tourism: Best of Dalabyggð, Iceland". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 2022-08-09.

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