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Breiðdalsvík is a small and relatively young fishing village and it is more than meets the eye. Sitting at the shoreline, the village offers a beautiful view over black beaches and blue mountain tops. Breiðdalsvík has its own portal to the past with the local grocery store, Kaupfjelagid. A millennial forest can be found by Tinnudalsá river. Popular activities include taking walks around the Meleyri area, hiking up to Flögufoss waterfall and checking out Beljandi waterfall in Breiðdalur. Breiðdalur’s and Breiðdalsvík’s population is approx. 185.




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Breiðdalsvík has an elementary school as well as a preschool. The school and the school at Stöðvarfjörður were combined in 2019. The unified school has since been named after both districts and students travel between locations every other day except Friday when the school is operated in both locations. Approx. 35 children at a preschool and elementary school age live in Breiðdalsvík. The Music School of Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður and Breiðdalsvík is housed in Breiðdalsvík.


Business and community

A number of businesses can be found in the area, including a shipping business, fish processing, brewery, tourist services, a wood workshop and contractors operating heavy machinery. Traditional agriculture is common in the area and two car repairs shops are operated there, one a certified Toyota repairs shop.

Breiðdalsvík has a small sports center, an outdoor pool which is open in summer and a frisbee golf course.


Trade and Service

Breiðdalsvík is home to grocery store Kaupfjelagid and N1 operates gas pumps here. A doctor and nurse visit the health care center every other week where locals can also pick up prescription medicine. Landsbankinn bank and Íslandspóstur postal services operate branches here. A seniors’ daycare in the center of town is open every workday where senior citizens can get hot meals for lunch, do crafts and play games. Transportation of goods is available here, with home delivery.

Public transportation to and from the area is available. Buses run from Breiðdalsvík to Reyðarfjörður and from there to Egilsstaðir and Neskaupstaður.


Tourist services

Tourist services have increased in the past few years. A number of accommodation options are available, both in the village and the rural area. A campsite can be found in the center of the village. There are four restaurants in the area, two of them open all year round. Breiðdalsvík has a car museum and Breiðdalssetur is a research center operated by the University of Iceland.

A church and clergy house can be found at Heydalir.

Strengir fishing club operates a fishing lodge at Breiðdalsá river and sells fishing permits.


A number of organizations and volunteer organizations operate in Breiðdalsvík;

  • Association of Senior Citizens
  • Eining rescue team
  • The Red Cross
  • A church choir, in cooperation with the Church of Stöðvarfjörður
  • Hlíf Women’s Association

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