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Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈstɪhcɪsˌhoulmʏr̥]) is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the SnŠfellsnes peninsula. It is a center of services and commerce for the area. Most of the people make their living from fishing and tourism. A ferry called Baldur goes over the Brei­afj÷r­ur fjord to the Westfjords. It also is the gateway to Flatey. The origin of Stykkishˇlmur can be traced to one important thing, a natural harbor. Because of these excellent conditions Stykkishˇlmur became an important trading post early in Icelandĺs history. The first trading post in Stykkishˇlmur is traced back to the late 16th century, even before Denmark implemented the notorious DanishľIcelandic Trade Monopoly (1602 ľ 1787). From that time trading has been at the heart of Stykkishˇlmur history. In 1828 ┴rni Thorlacius built a large house for his home and companies, the Norwegian house. That marvelous house is still standing and was renovated some years ago and accommodates the local museum.[1]

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Islands off Stykkishˇlmur Village

Islands off Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Village

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

Ferry to Flatey Island

Stykkishˇlmur Harbour Stykkishˇlmur Harbour

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