This quiet fishing village is beautifully situated at the base of the steepest fjord in the East. The town itself only came into being in the 20th century and served as an Allied base during World War II. The Icelandic World War II museum in Reydarfjordur brings you back to the days when British and US soldiers guarded Iceland. The small town is also well known for hosting the world’s largest aluminum smelter which opened in 2007.

logically speaking, the East Fjords are one of the oldest areas in Iceland, and have the most diverse types of rocks and minerals. Serious hikers and geology buffs will enjoy the mineral rich mountains of Graenafell, Kistufell, Hadegisfjall and Holmatindur.


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