Vestdalur

Vestdalur, in the pass between Seyðisfjörður and Fljótdalshérað, not far from Vestdalsvatn lake, where archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a woman from around 940, together with about 400 beads. This is thought to be one of Iceland‘s most remarkable finds of recent decades. Vestdalseyri and the valley of Vestdalur are on the Nature Conservation Register, due to their cultural features and diverse vegetation. Vest­dals­eyri, a trading and fishing post. The village that was built up in the late 19th century was finally abandoned in 1963.