Djupavik is a cruise port (on Reykjarfjordur bay) and a small village (population under 100). The settlement is part of Iceland's Vestfirdir/Westfjords (Strandir coastal region) and of the Arneshreppur District. The nearest town is Holmavik (Strandir's largest) at approx 70 km (40 mi) to the south along the coast. The largest port town in Westfjords (Isafjordur) is approx 280 km (170 mi) to the west. Iceland's capital city (Reykjavik) is approx 340 km (210 mi) to the south.
Djupavik can be reached by ship, car and by plane. Arneshreppur district is served by Gjogur Airport (located on Hunafloi bay / between Strandir and Skagastrond). The airport is operated by ISAVIA (Iceland's national flight and airport operator) and serves domestic flights (connecting with Reykjavik) scheduled twice a week (winter schedule) and once a week (summer schedule).
Djupavik was settled (a family of five) in 1917 after building the salted fish salting factory (for processing cod and herring) which went bankrupt in 1919. Djupavik was again resettled in 1934 when was established Djupavik Ltd, which built a new herring factory after loaning money from Solberg Bank (Stockholm Sweden). The new plant was inaugurated in 1935 as Iceland's largest concrete building (90 m / 295 ft in length) and Europe's first fully automated fish-processing plant. After WW2 (1939-1945), herring catches started to decline. In 1954 the factory closed, and in 1968 Djupavik Ltd was dissolved. In 1984 was opened the Djupavik Hotel. The fishing factory is now serving as a museum.
Next table shows a 10-day "Iceland Circumnavigation" cruise itinerary that was scheduled by the Hurtigruten company for 2022.
|Date / Time||Port|
|08 Aug||Departing from Reykjavik|
|11 Aug||coastal cruising|
|13 Aug||Akureyri (Lake Myvatn)|
|14 Aug||Grimsey Island|
|14 Aug - 15 Aug||Husavik|
|15 Aug||coastal cruising|
|16 Aug||Bakkargerdi (Borgarfjordur Eystri)|
|17 Aug||Heimaey Island|
|18 Aug||Arriving in Reykjavik|
The voyage (officially themed as "Circumnavigating Iceland- The Land of Elves, Sagas Volcanoes") was operated by the ship MS Fram and priced from USD 5050 (EUR 4150) per person with double occupancy
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