Miðfjörður

Miðfjörður (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈmɪðˌfjœrðʏr̥]) is a small fjord as well as a conjoined valley in the northwest of Iceland.[1]

North across Miðfjörður to Hvammstangi
Melstaðarkirkja in Miðjförður

The fjord has a length of 14 km and a width of up to 3,5 km.[1] The valley is about 20 km long.

Miðfjörður is fed by the river Miðfjarðará [ˈmɪðˌfjarðarˌauː] and empties onto Húnaflói bay. The town of Hvammstangi is located at the eastern side of the fjord.[2]

The main highway through rural Iceland, Route 1, passes by the southern tip of Miðfjörður.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Íslandshandbókin. Náttúra, saga of sérkenni. Reykjavík 1989, pp.329-330
  2. ^ a b Ísland Vegaatlas. Ferðakort. Reykjavík 2006, p.15

Coordinates: 65°23′53″N 20°58′52″W / 65.398°N 20.981°W / 65.398; -20.981