Vopnafjordur is a small and beautiful village  in East Iceland on a spit at the eastern part of Kolbeinsskagi. Vopnafjordur is situated on a bay with the same name.

It has its roots as a trading center from times long past. A village started to form at the end of the 19th century. Today, the main industry in the village is fishing, and there is a highly technical fish processing factory in the village.

Things to do in Vopnafjordur

The fjord valley boasts two of the best known salmon rivers in Iceland that have attracted people like Prince Charles and George Bush Sr.

But salmon fishing isn’t the only thing Vopnafjordur has to offer. As with so many other places in Iceland, hiking is a popular pastime, as well as horse riding and mountain biking.

If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon,  you can enjoy opportunities for sea angling, golfing, bird watching or simply chilling out at the local geothermal pool.

GPS: 65.754952 N, -14.827197 W