Jökulfirðir

Coordinates: 66°20′N 22°40′W / 66.333°N 22.667°W / 66.333; -22.667

The Jökulfirðir ("glacier fjords") form a system of five fjords in Westfjords, Iceland, situated north of Ísafjarðardjúp and south of the Hornstrandir peninsula. They are named for Drangajökull, a glacier situated to the southeast of the fjords.

Hornstrandir and Jökulfirðir

The area surrounding the fjords used to be permanently inhabited until the 1960s, but is now occupied only seasonally, as a summer resort. The fjords cannot be reached by road, but are accessible by boat from Ísafjörður, Bolungarvík and Súðavík.

The individual five fjords are:

  • Hesteyrarfjörður
  • Veiðileysufjörður
  • Lónafjörður
  • Hrafnsfjörður
  • Leirufjörður

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