Mjóifjörður

Mjóifjörður is a village of 11 people in East Iceland, sitting on a fjord of the same name (meaning Narrow Fjord). It is part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.

Mjóifjörður
Village
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Mjóifjörður is located in Iceland
Mjóifjörður
Mjóifjörður
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 65°11′43″N 13°47′32″W / 65.19528°N 13.79222°W / 65.19528; -13.79222
Country Iceland
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
RegionEastern Region
MunicipalityFjarðabyggð (CoA).svg Fjarðabyggð
Population
 (2020)
 • Total7
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

In the early 20th century, the village was a Norwegian whaling station. The village also hosted the Dalatangi light. It is often referred as the smallest village in the country, and one of the most diverse.

GeographyEdit

The other villages composing the municipality are: Eskifjörður (1,068 inh.), Fáskrúðsfjörður (611 inh.), Neskaupstaður (1,400 inh.),[1] Reyðarfjörður (2,238 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (231 inh.).[2]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Mjóifjörður / Dalatangi (1981-2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
18.1
(64.6)
17.5
(63.5)
19.1
(66.4)
21.5
(70.7)
21.4
(70.5)
23.5
(74.3)
25.1
(77.2)
25.8
(78.4)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
16.6
(61.9)
25.8
(78.4)
Average high °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
3.2
(37.8)
3.0
(37.4)
4.1
(39.4)
6.3
(43.3)
9.0
(48.2)
11.0
(51.8)
11.3
(52.3)
9.6
(49.3)
6.6
(43.9)
4.7
(40.5)
3.7
(38.7)
6.3
(43.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
0.8
(33.4)
2.1
(35.8)
4.3
(39.7)
6.9
(44.4)
9.0
(48.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.7
(45.9)
4.7
(40.5)
2.7
(36.9)
1.5
(34.7)
4.3
(39.7)
Average low °C (°F) −1.1
(30.0)
−1.4
(29.5)
−1.4
(29.5)
0.0
(32.0)
2.2
(36.0)
4.8
(40.6)
6.9
(44.4)
7.5
(45.5)
5.3
(41.5)
2.8
(37.0)
0.6
(33.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −16.5
(2.3)
−16.9
(1.6)
−17.1
(1.2)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−7.6
(18.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
1.0
(33.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
−8.6
(16.5)
−10.4
(13.3)
−15.4
(4.3)
−19.2
(−2.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 136.3
(5.37)
95.1
(3.74)
113.3
(4.46)
87.4
(3.44)
85.4
(3.36)
77.7
(3.06)
87.6
(3.45)
115.8
(4.56)
170.0
(6.69)
187.5
(7.38)
140.1
(5.52)
112.4
(4.43)
1,408.6
(55.46)
Average precipitation days 14.6 11.4 13.1 11.2 9.8 8.4 9.2 10.5 12.9 14.6 15.0 14.5 145.2
Source 1: Météo Climat (averages)[3]
Source 2: Météo Climat (records)[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Located in the Norðfjörður
  2. ^ (in Icelandic) Infos on Fjarðabyggð municipal website Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Météo climat stats for Islande". Météo Climat. Retrieved 11 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Météo climat stats for Dalatangi (records)". Météo Climat. Retrieved 11 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mjóifjörður at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 65°11′43″N 13°47′11″W / 65.19528°N 13.78639°W / 65.19528; -13.78639