Port of Djupivogur
Djúpivogur is a typical small Icelandic fishing village on the east cost of Iceland, with inhabitants around 450. Local history extends even further back than Iceland’s actual settlement, for instance to Irish monks and hermits who came to the island of Papey.
The history of the charming village itself blends with the history of trading, as the village became an important centre of Icelandic trading over 400 years ago, in 1589. In addition, fishing has always been important to the Djúpivogur area.
Today, the fishing industry is still the main source of employment in the village; however, tourism has increased rapidly in recent years.
One of Iceland’s most beautiful mountains, the symmetric pyramid of Búlandstindur, can easily be recognized from the village and from most spots around the fjord of Berufjörður. Reaching 1069 m above sea level, this symbol of the Djúpivogur region is believed by many to instill mystical powers, while many others will at least enjoy the
challenging hike and the superb view from the top.
Weather in the area is mild, thanks to the Gulf stream that keeps the temperature quite stable.