Talknafjordur is a small village on the southern part of the Westfjords. It has a fabulous natural harbor protected from the strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Culture and industry
For centuries, locals have made their living from fishing. Nowadays the economy is boosted by groups of tourists enjoying sea angling in the summer time.
What to do in Talknafjordur?
A local “must-see” is Pollurinn or the Pool, a geothermal pool located in the hill-side, 5 minutes drive from the village itself. The hot water flows unfiltered from the ground, resulting in greenish algae floating in the water and sticking to the edges of the pool. The stunning views of the fjord, mountains and the ocean will without a doubt take your breath away. With rustic changing facilities, it does not come any more natural than this!
Check out our complete guide to the Westfjords.