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Contrasting houses in Hofsos


Hofsos is a small, friendly village on the eastern shores of the Skagafiord Bay and one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland. Trading commenced here 400 years ago and remainders from this long period of trading can be seen in "Pakkhusid" (the Warehouse), which was built in 1772 at the time of the Danish trade monopoly and has since been restored. The regional folk museum at Hofsos focuses on the mass emigration from Iceland to North America in the late 19th century and the early 20th. It can be said that the entire village has been renovated, old buildings restored, some of which house old style restaurants. A place worth a visit for those who seek tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. The distance from Reykjavik: 345 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.


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Uploaded on December 18, 2011