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Fáskrúðsfjörður (Iceland)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's just 210km from Hofn by car or by bus
When to go
Between May and October
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Fáskrúðsfjörður

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

It's undoubtedly the most French city in Iceland, a small fishing port on the borders of the Eastern Fjords.

My suggestion:
Try a local crepe and spend some time in front of the street names.
My review

My most striking memory of Faskrudsfjordur is the old hospital located at the entrance of the city. Its walls, corroded by rust, are evidence of the poor condition of the huge building that was once used to look after the French fishermen who came to catch fish. Since the renovation project has already started, the building is not currently visible. You'll need a bit of patience if you want to find it located on fairly steep slopes of the fjord.

A certain "French" feeling flutters around in Faskrudsfjordur, thanks in part to the signs written in Icelandic and in French and to the cafe which serves hearty stuffed crepes. The city is twinned with Gravelines in Nord Pas-de-Calais. 

Faskrudsfjordurpeut can be a base for beautiful walks through the fjords. 

Tours and travel ideas Fáskrúðsfjörður

  • Highlights
The great Icelandic road trip
Length 14 days Approx. $4,090
  • Highlights
Road trip along the ring road
Length 10 days Approx. $1,730
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