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Flights to Bakkafjörður

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Bakkafjörður is a tiny fishing village nestled in a fjord of the same name in northeastern Iceland. With a population of only around 72 people, it is the furthest village from the capital, Reykjavík, offering an escape from the crowds. The village itself revolves around fishing and the surrounding landscape offers opportunities for hiking and birdwatching. One popular hike leads to Lake Álftavatn, where you can spot freshwater birds, and continues to the nesting cliffs of Viðvíkurbjörg. The weather in Bakkafjörður is typical of Iceland's subarctic climate with cool summers and cold winters.

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Airports near Bakkafjörður

There are multiple ways to reach Bakkafjörður - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Bakkafjörður.

Akureyri Airport

Located approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Bakkafjörður, Akureyri Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport. It offers domestic flights within Iceland and limited international connections.


Egilsstaðir Airport

Situated around 200 kilometres (124 miles) southeast of Bakkafjörður, Egilsstaðir Airport is another option for travellers. It primarily serves domestic flights but also has limited international connections.


Keflavík International Airport

If you are travelling from abroad, Keflavík International Airport is the main gateway to Iceland. It is located approximately 600 kilometres (373 miles) southwest of Bakkafjörður. From here, you can take a connecting flight or continue your journey by road.


Reykjavík Domestic Airport

Although not as convenient as the other options, Reykjavík Domestic Airport is situated in the capital city and offers domestic flights. It is approximately 650 kilometres (404 miles) southwest of Bakkafjörður. From here, you can either take a connecting flight or continue your journey by road.

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Things to do in Bakkafjörður

Bakkafjörður has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

Hike around the Bakkafjörður fjord

The dramatic landscape around the fjord is perfect for hiking. There are trails for all levels, offering stunning views of the fjord, mountains, and the small village below. You might even spot some seabirds or seals in the fjord.

Visit the Bakkafjörður Herring Factory

Learn about the fishing heritage of Bakkafjörður at the Herring Factory. The factory was built in 1912 and operated until 1969. Today, it's a museum that showcases the history of herring fishing in Iceland, with exhibits on fishing techniques, processing methods, and the importance of herring to the Icelandic economy.

Take a boat trip in the fjord

A boat trip in the Bakkafjörður fjord is a great way to see the village and its surroundings from a different perspective. You might even be able to do some whale watching or fishing.

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