Northwestern Region

Northern Iceland is divided into two districts: "Norðurland vestra" (west) and "Norðurland eystra" (east).

Both parts reach from the northern coast to Iceland's highland desert "Sprengisandur".

In the south even a part of Hofsjökull is on Norðurland vestra territory.

With it's 3.000 inhabitants, Sauðárkrókur is the largest town in the region. The entire district counts about 7.300 citizens (Jan. 2020).

Hvítserkur / Húnafjörður

Seals at Sigríðarstaðavatn

Þingeyrakirkja (built 1864-1877)

Torfkirkja Víðimýri (built in 1834)

Glaumbær (early 19th century)

Hólar / Catholic diocese founded in 1106 / Current church built in 1763 - tower in 1950

Nybær

Torfkirkja Gröf