Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður (previously named also Búðir[1]) is a village (þorp) in eastern Iceland.

Fáskrúðsfjörður
Town
Former French Hospital (right)
Former French Hospital (right)
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Fáskrúðsfjörður is located in Iceland
Fáskrúðsfjörður
Fáskrúðsfjörður
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°55′45.83″N 14°00′37.6″W / 64.9293972°N 14.010444°W / 64.9293972; -14.010444
Country Iceland
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
RegionEastern Region
MunicipalityFjarðabyggð (CoA).svg Fjarðabyggð
Population
 (2011)
 • Total662
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
WebsiteOfficial website

It has a population of 662 (as of 2011) and constitutes one of the villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.

GeographyEdit

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.),[2] Reyðarfjörður (1,102 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (203 inh.).[3]

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. [4] The French cemetery with 49 graves of fishermen from France and Belgium is another tourist attraction. The cross was erected in 2009.[5]

The village is now a centre for visitors viewing the Northern Lights.

Twin townsEdit

PhotogalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parnell, Fran; O'Carroll, Etain (2007). Iceland. 6th ed. Footscray (Vic.); Oakland (CA): Lonely Planet. pp. 269–270. ISBN 978-1-74104-537-6
  2. ^ Located in the Norðfjörður
  3. ^ (in Icelandic) Infos on Fjarðabyggð municipal website Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "A French Hospital turned into a Hotel in Fáskrúðsfjörður". Iceland magazine.
  5. ^ https://archive.ph/20121225111423/http://voyageenislande.free.fr/guide/est/faskrudsfjordur.htm

External linksEdit

  Media related to Fáskrúðsfjörður at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°55′45.83″N 14°00′37.6″W / 64.9293972°N 14.010444°W / 64.9293972; -14.010444