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Þingeyri - Westfjords

Thingeyri (in Icelandic written Þingeyri) is a settlement in the municipality of Ísafjarðarbær, Iceland.

It is located on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður in the mountainous peninsula Westfjords. It has a population of approximately 260 people.

Continually inhabited since 1787, Þingeyri is one of the oldest settlements in the Westfjords and the first trading post established there.[5][6] It is believed to derive its name from a medieval assembly (þing) and has ruins of a medieval booth believed to have been used by visitors to the assembly.

Thanks to its sheltered location Þingeyri developed into a significant fishing center.


 

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