Faxaflói

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Faxaflói

(fäk`säflō'ē) or

Faxa Bay,

inlet, c.40 mi (60 km) long and c.55 mi (90 km) wide, W Iceland, between the Snaefellsnes and Reykjanes peninsulas. Most of Iceland's population live around the bay; Reykjavík is on the southeast shore. Two narrow arms, Hvalfjörður and Borgarfjörður, extend inland. The inlet is rich in fish.
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Faxaflói

 

(Faxa Bay), a bay in the Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Iceland. The Faxafloi is 60 km long, 120 km wide at the mouth, and less than 50 m deep. The shores are low-lying and swampy. Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, is located on the Faxaflói’s southern shore.

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Take one of the many fishing tours from ReykjavikEeA[sup.3]s Old Harbour to Faxafloi Bay to catch your own dish of the day.
It leaves for Faxafloi Bay at 8.30pm to take advantage of the midnight sun and costs from PS48 for the two or three-hour trip (with free wifi).
6), in the regions of Vestfiroir, Breioafjorour, and Faxafloi, but the breeding range contracted considerably through the 20th century from its former extent around the country (Ingolfsson, 1982; Petersen, 1998; Petersen et al., 2014).
My final visit was to the Vikin Maritime Museum (www.maritimemuseum.is, PS6.50) down by the harbour, reached by an enjoyable if chilly stroll along Laugavegur, the main shopping and entertainment street, which gives pleasing views down to the cobalt waters of Faxafloi Bay and has loads of cafes for a light lunch (tip: Iceland is not cheap, so take advantage of meal deals).
The capital is small enough to explore by foot, and a wander down to the harbour offers the perfect morning stroll - on a clear day, the icy cap of the Snaefellsjokull volcano can be seen across Faxafloi Bay.
Boasting a functional yet stylish Scandinavian interior, the jewel in this hotel's crown is the aptly named Panorama Restaurant, where guests can enjoy traditional Nordic cuisine along with breathtaking views of the Faxafloi Bay and nearby mountains.
Several residents in Reykjavik, Iceland contacted police last night (27 March) to report a strange object falling from the sky into Faxafloi Bay.
Before the 20th century, the most important fishing grounds were in the south, particularly off the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) and in the west, off Snaefellsnes and the Reykjanes peninsula, and in the Faxafloi area.
My final visit was to the Vikin Maritime Museum (www.maritimemuseum.is, [euro]7.60) down by the harbour, reached by an enjoyable if chilly stroll along Laugavegur, the main shopping and entertainment street, which gives pleasing views down to the cobalt waters of Faxafloi Bay and has loads of cafes for a light lunch (tip: Iceland is not cheap, so take advantage of meal deals).