Former French Hospital (right)
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
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It has a population of 662 (as of 2011) and constitutes one of the villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.
Fáskrúðsfjörður, located on the same-named fjord, lies between Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður. It is one of the easternmost settlements of Iceland.
The other neighbouring villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð are: Eskifjörður (1,043 inh.), Mjóifjörður (35 inh.), Neskaupstaður (1,437 inh.), Reyðarfjörður (1,102 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (203 inh.).
History and cultureEdit
Fáskrúðsfjörður was home to a hospital founded to serve French fishermen. The former hospital building has now been restored as a hotel.  The French cemetery with 49 graves of fishermen from France and Belgium is another tourist attraction. The cross was erected in 2009.
The village is now a centre for visitors viewing the Northern Lights.
- Parnell, Fran; O'Carroll, Etain (2007). Iceland. 6th ed. Footscray (Vic.); Oakland (CA): Lonely Planet. pp. 269–270. ISBN 978-1-74104-537-6
- Located in the Norðfjörður
- (in Icelandic) Infos on Fjarðabyggð municipal website Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
- "A French Hospital turned into a Hotel in Fáskrúðsfjörður". Iceland magazine.
Media related to Fáskrúðsfjörður at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Icelandic) Fáskrúðsfjörður page on Fjarðabyggð municipal website