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Patreksfjörður is a small fishing village in the Westfjords region of Iceland. Located on the northern coast of the peninsula, the village has a population of about 600.

The village is located on the northern shore of the Patreksfjörður fjord, an inlet of the larger Breiðafjörður bay. The surrounding area is characterized by steep mountains and deep valleys, and the village is surrounded by lush green hills. The area is known for its spectacular views of the fjord and the surrounding mountains.

The village has a long history, dating back to the 11th century when it was first settled by the Vikings. In the 16th century, the village was home to a whaling station, and the area has remained an important fishing center ever since.

Throughout its history, the village has been home to many notable figures, including the Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson and the famous explorer Leif Eriksson. In the 18th century, the village was an important trading center and the site of several important battles during the Napoleonic Wars.

Today, the village is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a range of activities such as whale watching, fishing, and hiking. The village is also home to a number of art galleries, museums, and other cultural attractions.

Patreksfjörður is a charming village with a rich history and culture. Its picturesque location and spectacular views make it a popular destination for visitors to Iceland.

Excursion tips for a day in Patreksfjörður

As a tourist in Patreksfjörður, Iceland, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the local Folk Museum to learn about the history and culture of the area.

2. Take a boat tour to the nearby island of Vigur to see its stunning birdlife and seal colonies.

3. Go kayaking or fishing in the fjords.

4. Explore the rugged landscape of the nearby Westfjords.

5. Take a hike around the nearby mountain range of Strandir.

6. Visit the local church, St. James’ Church, which dates back to the 12th century.

7. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in town.

8. Visit the nearby Dynjandi waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland.

9. Go whale watching and spot some of the many species of whales that inhabit the area.

10. Relax and soak in one of the many natural hot springs in the area.

Experience Patreksfjörður with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Patreksfjörður. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður in Iceland has a temperate oceanic climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year. In the summer, temperatures range from 11°C to 14°C, while in the winter temperatures range from -3°C to 4°C. In the spring, temperatures can range from 3°C to 10°C, while in the autumn temperatures range from 4°C to 11°C. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of 100-200mm per month. Snowfall is common in the winter months, and the area is known for its strong winds. Overall, the climate in Patreksfjörður is mild and relatively consistent throughout the year, with moderate temperatures, plenty of rainfall, and occasional snowfall in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Patreksfjörður

Our weather forecast for Patreksfjörður helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 6.8 °C
12.6 m/s
12.2 m/s
95.6 %
17.2 m
83.7 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 5.4 °C
17.3 m/s
30.6 m/s
90.1 %
10.6 m
91.0 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 8.7 °C
min: 5.3 °C
28.1 m/s
42.1 m/s
97.6 %
17.3 m
91.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 9.4 °C
min: 7.9 °C
21.6 m/s
38.5 m/s
100.0 %
4.2 m
96.2 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 8.5 °C
14.8 m/s
31.0 m/s
100.0 %
17.9 m
91.5 %
995 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 9.3 °C
min: 8.2 °C
8.3 m/s
7.6 m/s
95.1 %
10.0 m
93.5 %
996 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 11.3 °C
min: 7.8 °C
6.8 m/s
9.0 m/s
76.3 %
20.9 m
84.2 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 8.2 °C
5.8 m/s
8.3 m/s
48.0 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 9 °C
10.4 m/s
9.4 m/s
74.9 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 15.1 °C
min: 10.7 °C
10.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
46.9 %
24.1 m
67.2 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 15.1 °C
min: 10.1 °C
8.3 m/s
7.6 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
69.0 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9.1 °C
7.9 m/s
9.7 m/s
15.9 %
24.1 m
70.2 %
1,020 hPa

Cruises to Patreksfjörður

Would you like to travel to Patreksfjörður on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Patreksfjörður.

Scheduled ship calls in Patreksfjörður, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2026 Friday, 14th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2026 Sunday, 16th of Aug. 2026 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am

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