Flatey in Breidafjordur

Not long ago, Flatey was a bustling business hub. Flatey has been a trading post since the Middle Ages, and it is famous for a manuscript that’s named after it (Flateyjarbók). Even though settlement has mostly been abandoned, the island is charming for its cultural heritage. The Flatey village is one of the few of its kind where the appearance of the old days has been kept. The island has beautiful nature and an unusually diverse birdlife. The east side of the island was protected in 1975 for birdlife protection and is closed to traffic from May 15th – July 15th.

The reserve covers an area of 84.5 ha.