Flateyri

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Flateyri is a village situated in Iceland's Westfjords. With a population of approximately 180, it is the largest settlement in Önundarfjörður.

Flateyri has been a trading post since 1792, and temporarily became a major whaling center in the 19th century. In October 1995 an avalanche hit the village, destroying 29 homes and killing 20 people. Since then a deflecting dam has been built to protect the village from any further avalanches. In the 1990s, Flateyri prospered as a fishing village and, but after the 2008–11 financial crisis hit its main fishing companies shut down and many people left. A German fishing company has set up base in Flateyri and is currently fishing in and just out of Önundarfjörður.

The Esso gas station in Flateyri was the subject of a Belgian documentary in a series about gas stations around the world. The avalanche 1995 was also a subject of a feature documentary, 66°23 North West (The Day of The Avalanche), which premiered in a Reykjavik cinema on the 15th anniversary of the avalanche in 2010.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flateyri

Tue
11/30/2021
-2°C / 28°F
NNA 7
Wed
12/1/2021
-4°C / 25°F
A 6
Thu
12/2/2021
2°C / 36°F
S 5
Fri
12/3/2021
0°C / 32°F
SV 6
Sat
12/4/2021
-3°C / 27°F
SA 2
Sun
12/5/2021
2°C / 36°F
ANA 3
Mon
12/6/2021
0°C / 32°F
SSA 2
Data from vedur.is, weather station name is : Flateyri


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