Bakkafjordur is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Myvatn and 240 miles (386 kilometers) northeast of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
From perennial tourist favourites to hidden gems that still await discovery, Iceland is crisscrossed with cultural and natural attractions. Two examples of places within a relatively short distance of Bakkafjordur are Thorshofn, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Svalbard, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast.
Local tours are a good way to experience places only locals know. So consider signing up for one of the guided nature walks.
Local menus are an excellent way to get to know the area in which you are traveling. So take the time to visit some of Iceland's bars, cafés and restaurants. Lamb as well as root vegetables such as rutabagas and carrots are often used in kitchens in this region. Of course no trip to this region would be satisfying without ordering a saltfiskur (dried and salted fish) and harofiskur (jerky type fish). Iceland is also renowned for its excellent mondlukaka (almond cake).
Much of Iceland celebrates Independence Day on the 17th of June, so be prepared for changes to opening hours and transport schedules.
For many, the world is a book and those that don't travel remain on the same page day after day after day. So book your trip and make the most of the delights to be found in Iceland.