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A view from the road leading out of Flateyri, Önundarfjörður back to route 60.
From Ísafjörður, Route 60 weaves its way over mountain tops, round several fjords and past a handful of tiny fishing villages on its way to Patreksfjörður, Breiðavík and Látrabjarg and/or to the the ferry port of Brjánslækur.
With a population of about 300 people, Flateyri is a small community located on the coast of the fjord Önundarfjörður, south of Ísafjörður. Flateyri has been a trading post since 1792 and saw its heyday in the 19th century when it was home to a fleet of decked vessels and the base for shark-hunting and whaling operations.

Flat land is at a premium in the West Fjords, towns and villages have grown up on the narrow strip of lowland that separates the mountains from the fjords.

http://www.westfjords.is/DiscoverWestfjords/TownsVillages/TownView/flateyri

http://focuswestfjords.com/towns/flateyri/

http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/iceland/west-fjords/#ixzz38YuuUw8H

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