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B˙­ardalur
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B˙­ardalur

The village of B˙­ardalur is situated on the Hvammsfj÷r­ur in the north-west of Iceland. The village also lies at the north-eastern end of the SnŠfellsnes peninsula.

B˙­ardalur has about 260 inhabitants and it is a service center for the area.

The village has a long history, dating from the time of the first settlements in Iceland. The name indicates a center of commerce (meaning valley of shops). In 1899, B˙­ardalur was officially granted the right of commerce. An old house from this time is still existing.

At a short distance from the village lies the site of the former siege of Eric the Red (Eirikssta­ir), who went from there to discover Greenland.

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