15 May – 15 September
Although Stöðvarfjörður is a small, peaceful village, travelers will find plenty of things to do. Petra’s Mineral Collection is one of the largest of its kind and attracts thousands of visitors annually. Besides providing tourist information, Brekkan serves as a store and restaurant. Nearby there is Hotel Saxa which offers accommodation and is a restaurant as well. The former village church has been “unchurched” and now serves as a small guesthouse. Stöðvarfjörður is a place with considerable activity in the field of arts and crafts. Snærós is one of the best-known art galleries in East Iceland, and the market which is operated by local craftspeople in the old fish-salting plant has earned a reputation for its selection of quality work. Housed in the former fish-freezing plant, the HERE Creative Centre makes useful, artistic articles out of recyclable materials. Finally, one of the village homes contains a small, interesting gallery called Svarthol.
The harbor is a popular place to stop, and there is a small but inviting outdoor swimming pool in the village. Just outside Stöðvarfjörður, as you travel north towards Fáskrúðsfjörður, you can stop and take a look at Saxa, one of the most unique natural features of Iceland’s East Fjords. In easterly storms, this shoreline crevice is full of seaweed, driftwood and other loose materials from the sea which takes them apart (in accordance with its Icelandic name) and hurls the bits high in the air. Stöðvarfjörður is one of the six villages that form the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.
The campground is directly at the east end of the village, in a beautiful spot sheltered by trees. You will find toilets, electricity and sewage disposal facilities, as well as grill facilities and playground equipment. Tourist information is available year-round at Brekkan shop.
|Country calling code||+354|
|International call prefix||00|
|Directory enquiries||1818, 1819 or 1800|