Flateyri

West Fjords

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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

Distance from Reykjavík


Sun
7/5/2020
11°C / 52°F
ANA 5
Mon
7/6/2020
10°C / 50°F
VNV 4
Tue
7/7/2020
6°C / 43°F
NV 5
Wed
7/8/2020
8°C / 46°F
VSV 3
Thu
7/9/2020
9°C / 48°F
VNV 4
Fri
7/10/2020
10°C / 50°F
SV 5
Sat
7/11/2020
10°C / 50°F
SSV 6
Data from vedur.is, weather station name is : Flateyri


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